UFC 4 Creative Director on possible Fight Night return
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UFC 4 Creative Director responds to calls for Fight Night return

Published: 4/Aug/2020 16:01 Updated: 4/Aug/2020 17:32

by David Purcell

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EA SPORTS have a long history in combat sport games and the release of UFC 4 is just the latest. In an interview with Dexerto, Creative Director Brian Hayes revealed – internally – he and others are pushing for a Fight Night return. 

Fight Night was the biggest boxing game around back in the day. It was a place where the heavyweights collided, new careers were formed, and a journey to the big time could be forged for your created character. However, their 2011 title Fight Night Champion was the developer’s last foray into the boxing scene.

In 2020, nine years on, certainly heavyweight boxing has been put back on the map. The division has some of the best boxers in a generation, like Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, who will both be available to play with in the next UFC game.

Joshua is the poster boy of the UK scene and a battering ram, while Fury has managed to attain mainstream appeal even across the pond, landing multi-appearance deals with the WWE.

Tyson Fury in UFC 4
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Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua feature in UFC 4.

Could a Fight Night return be on the cards?

It makes sense in terms of appealing to a casual audience, to have these boxers included. However, many have been wondering why were they picked and what it means for the future of Fight Night.

In an exclusive interview with Dexerto, Hayes told us: “At the end of the day, we want to put fighters in the game that more people want to play with as much as possible.

“There’s no guarantee that Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua are going to be them. But they’re pretty popular heavyweight boxers and heavyweight boxing is certainly making a resurgence these days so I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re used quite often as well.”

Fight Night Champion
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A return of the Fight Night video game series appears to be in high demand.

He added: “I get Twitter DMs fairly consistently asking me if there’s a Fight Night, when is Fight Night. Obviously, I have fond memories and a long history with the Fight Night franchise. Internally I have banged the drum as much as I can. But I’m just one man – not that I’m the only one, there’s other people besides me that are banging the drum also.

“There’s a lot of things that go into kicking off another iteration of Fight Night but I will keep banging the drum as long as I have arms to bang, and drums to bang them with.”

He made clear that he’s virtually powerless in terms of making a decision on that front, but would definitely support a revival of the game. Whether or not that will come to fruition is unknown, but in the meantime we’re getting a few of the biggest boxing stars in UFC 4. That will have to do for now.

UFC 4 releases on August 14 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC platforms.

Overwatch

New Overwatch custom game lets Doomfist live his parkour dreams

Published: 20/Jan/2021 17:35

by Lauren Bergin

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One of the features that makes Overwatch such a fun game are the countless number of custom modes created by the title’s players. This mode, nicknamed ‘Doom Parkour’ lets you dart around Blizzard World as Doomfist and live your wall running fantasy. 

There are a lot of things to love about Overwatch. The characters, the lore and the global locations each have their own respective charm, but one of the things fans love the most is the custom game mode.

This allows players to create (within reason) their own awesome game modes either based on pure imagination or, in some cases, other games. We’ve seen Genji become a challenger in Smash Bros, and the iconic Among Us transformed in true Overwatch style.

A new game has surfaced though, and it lets Doomfist mains live our their parkour fantasy or, alternatively, have a go of playing the floor is lava in Blizzard World.

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Doomfist is a love him/hate him style character, but this custom game looks awesome!

Doom Parkour sounds pretty fun

A recent mode created by u/wishp0ds rewards fans for making sure that movements are quick and snappy.

Not only does it pose a huge challenge for Doomfist mains because it’s a pretty difficult task in itself, but it’s a great way for DPS players to practice the infamous Nigerian villain. It helps you train your rollouts and gives you a great excuse to work out some awesome combos.

Also, if you look past the technicalities it’s just a lot of fun to zoom around the map and flex on your friends at how quick your times are and how cool your mix of abilities is.

Doom Parkour PB 16.02 Blizzard World! Code: 29Y0P from r/Overwatch

For fans that fancy a go at this little challenge, the code is 29Y0P. Not only is it a pretty fun game to try out solo, playing with friends and other players is a pretty fun option too. After all, Doomfist plays are always about the flex right, so draft in your mates and give it a go!