Today, EA has detailed the animation process behind the upcoming EA Sports UFC 3, especially going in-depth on their Real Player Motion technology, which boasts over 5,000 new animations captured from the ground up. According to EA, this will allow players to strike, move, and create combinations of attacks with more fluidity and freedom than before.
As you can see from the trailer above, the RPM tech does a great job of being able to get players to move around the octagon faster, slip in for an attack, or get in close for a finishing strike. According to EA, the RPM tech also allows them to recreate the fighting styles of some of the world-class UFC fighters, including Conor McGregor, Georges St-Pierre, and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. For more on what fans can expect to see with the new technology, check out below:
Groundbreaking Animation Technology
Powered by Real Player Motion Tech, EA SPORTS UFC 3 features cutting-edge animation technology that makes every move, every strike, and every combination more realistic, responsive, and rewarding.
Strategic Risk vs. Reward Damage System
The new Damage System introduces more tension and thrill based on risk-vs-reward strategy. Fighter positioning, stance, and vulnerability now has an even greater effect on the impact of each strike, making every punch thrown an opportunity to finish the fight, or leave yourself open to a devastating counter blow.
Footwork is now at the forefront of tactical fighting in EA SPORTS UFC 3. New animations brought to life through RPM Tech replicate uninterrupted fighter movement. UFC fighters now move across the mat, close gaps, and manage distances with seamless fluidity.
Authentic Fighter Styles
The biggest stars in the UFC now move and feel exactly as they do in real life, thanks to replicated fighting personalities. From Conor McGregor’s four-hit combo to Demetrius Johnson’s strike-to-takedown combinations, UFC 3 now realizes the life-like tendencies of some of the biggest fighters of the UFC, allowing you to execute their most dangerous combinations just as they do.
Thousands of new strike animations mean that every strike can be thrown while maintaining fighter momentum, allowing you to circle your opponent while throwing a hook, hit them with a counter straight on the retreat, or pressure them against the cage with combinations. Every fighter in the game has a variety of strike combinations at their disposal, making them a weapon you can learn to master inside the Octagon. Strikes can also be thrown out of slips and lunges, or feinted by pressing the block button, allowing you to bait your opponent into making a mistake and creating strategic opportunities for devastating counter attacks.
EA Sports UFC 3 is set to launch on February 2, 2018.
[Source: EA Blog]