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UFC 4 don't have Ultimate Team

A question for developers - why did you not make the Ultimate Team game mode in 4 parts? As for me, the game would be more or less interesting .. I will not argue now about which is better than UFC3 or UFC4 .. But there are many Ultimate Team fans .. I will be answered in this topic - who needs your Ultimate Team?! After all, according to statistics, very few people played it at that time .. And for this there is a game mode - career! But as for me - Ultimate Team is the most interesting and varied thing in the UFC3 game. In the career mode, I can’t play online with other users, I can only play with bots .. But you just thought of the online ranking championship - in which there is nothing varied and interesting .. Maybe some addition to the game will come out? Or some kind of new patch? I think the game would become much more interesting ..


  • EA_Blueberry
    4543 posts EA Community Manager

    This was the official announcement from the Creative Director:

    To our EA SPORTS UFC fans,

    Now that our announcement is official and we can talk about EA SPORTS UFC 4, I wanted to take some time to share with you the rationale behind one of the big changes you may notice in the latest release of the franchise.

    It may be surprising for some of you to learn that Ultimate Team is no longer a feature included in our UFC game. It probably isn’t surprising to hear me say that this was not a decision we took lightly. When we introduced our vision for Ultimate Team in UFC 2 and invested in significant updates in UFC 3, our objective was to create deeply engaging experiences for our players, in the same way, EA SPORTS FIFA, Madden NFL, and EA SPORTS NHL Ultimate Team modes have for theirs. However, there are a number of factors that make team sports different from mixed martial arts. We based the final decision on two factors we felt were the most important:
    1. One of the most obvious ones is right there in the word, “team”. MMA is not a “team” sport (I know fighters have teams of coaches and trainers that play a huge role, but only two people step inside the octagon). So Ultimate Team, as a concept, has struggled to fit and resonate in the context of MMA. We spent lots of time and resources in UFC 2 and UFC 3 to make it fun and engaging, but the feedback we received directly and through player data was that it still isn’t as engaging as we intended for it to be.
    2. Speaking of player data; we see, overwhelmingly, less interest in UFC Ultimate Team compared to other titles. Lots of people played it and some still do – but the large majority of our fans prefer to spend their time elsewhere. That fact is loud and clear through our game data and couldn’t be ignored.

    Looking at the number of players engaging with UFC Ultimate Team compared to the amount of resources required to develop and support the mode, the math just didn’t make sense. Even to port it from UFC 3 to UFC 4 without any material changes or improvements required significant time and effort, let alone revamping the mode to make it more fun and engaging.

    So we made the decision to refocus those resources toward new features and updates we hope all our players will enjoy. In particular, the new Connected fighter profile, challenges, progression, vanity rewards and improvements to created fighter features represent the result of our efforts to create something new and unique to EA SPORTS UFC for all of our players.
  • Yeah, it sucks no Ultimate Team in this version. If it was just a stable of custom fighters where you can grow your players in multiplayer would of been awesome. I didn't need the pro's. I liked UFC 2 ultimate team the best.
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