After confirming that EA SPORTS UFC 4 was set to be released this year, the developers have released a detailed gameplay video for the upcoming mixed martial arts game.
In the video, EA promise a number of major improvements with one of the major new systems focusing on fluid clinch control.
Detailing this on their official website, EA said, "UFC 4 introduces Real Player Motion Technology (RPM Tech) into the art of the ‘clinch’, creating a fluid experience driven by positioning and physical context.
"Utilizing this technology, the clinch is integrated as part of the striking system, with clinches triggered by moving towards or away from the opposing fighter and striking, allowing for more fluid and frequent clinch and break moments."
This technology will also go into the takedown mechanics, which has also been overhauled. The visual changes also enhance the brutal impact of fights, with muscle-rippling detail on display in slow motion replays of knockouts as well as focus on high impact moments.
The control scheme for UFC games in the past could feel complex in the past, but new dynamic striking inputs are set to allow more controlled striking with better access to an array of combos and special strikes.
Changes to the submission system and grappling, as well as the ground and pound mechanics have also been detailed in the trailer below: