Fight Night Champion 360 Demo Receives Tuner Update

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Posted February 8th, 2011 at 9:30 am

One of the features making its way into Fight Night Champion is the ability to put out “tuner” sets that allow for the gameplay and settings to be adjusted without going through the lengthy patch process. Mixed response to the FNC demo and the opportunity to test out the feature brings about the first tuner update going live for the Xbox 360 today. The original plan never included releasing a tuner for the demo so this should be seen as an added bonus though unfortunate that those on the PS3 won’t get the same chance to try it out.

There are three areas being tinkered with in the tuner in response to direct feedback provided by the community. The stamina regeneration rate is being slightly reduced, the stamina loss for missed/blocked punches is being slightly increased, and the overall punch power and health loss from each punch is being increased.

Despite the issues experienced (check out the video Padrecast) again this shows the potential of an early demo almost acting as a quasi-beta and one made even more significant due to the inclusion of online head-to-head. If the FNC team can get the game more properly balanced for release then it will have proven quite valuable.

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  • Mbalmer

    I might purchase this game 6 months from now, so this isn’t a huge deal for me (add the fact that I have a ps3 and it really means nothing) BUT I will say that I think this is awesome and I think the dev team is really doing a good job with this. It will be interesting to see if other games in the future try to mimick this kind of demo. Good job Fight Night team.
    By the way, I have played the demo a couple of times and the fighters look amazing.

  • Mbalmer

    I might purchase this game 6 months from now, so this isn’t a huge deal for me (add the fact that I have a ps3 and it really means nothing) BUT I will say that I think this is awesome and I think the dev team is really doing a good job with this. It will be interesting to see if other games in the future try to mimick this kind of demo. Good job Fight Night team.
    By the way, I have played the demo a couple of times and the fighters look amazing.

  • Mbalmer

    I might purchase this game 6 months from now, so this isn’t a huge deal for me (add the fact that I have a ps3 and it really means nothing) BUT I will say that I think this is awesome and I think the dev team is really doing a good job with this. It will be interesting to see if other games in the future try to mimick this kind of demo. Good job Fight Night team.
    By the way, I have played the demo a couple of times and the fighters look amazing.

  • Mbalmer

    I might purchase this game 6 months from now, so this isn’t a huge deal for me (add the fact that I have a ps3 and it really means nothing) BUT I will say that I think this is awesome and I think the dev team is really doing a good job with this. It will be interesting to see if other games in the future try to mimick this kind of demo. Good job Fight Night team.
    By the way, I have played the demo a couple of times and the fighters look amazing.

    • Sdot

      GRAPHICALLY SPEAKN FACE LOOK REAL BUT EVERY FIGHT HAS A SQUARE SHAPE TORSO DEY ALL LOOK BLOATED

      SOUND FX HORRIBLE

      OVR GPLAY IS EH! @ BEST SMH @ WUT EA DID 2 MY BELOVED SPORT

      DAM I WANT 2K 2 START MAKIN BOXIN GMS EA JUS AINT DOIN IT RIGHT

      • Rockchisler2000

        The worst comment I have ever read..first off 2k does have a boxing game called don king boxing, the game was bashed, and just saying 2k needs to make a game because they make a good bball title doesn’t mean it will translate to a good boxing game.

        • Sdot

          1ST OFF U DUMB SLORE IF U KINU N e THING U WUDA KNOWN

          D@ 2K DIDNT MAKE DKPF VENOM (SAME GUYS WHO MADE DA ROCKY BOXIN GMS)

          MADE D@ BS ITZ WAS JUS PUBLISHED BY 2K NOT MADE BY DEM

          SEE DA DIFF MA

          • jmm9683

            You may be legally retarded, might wanna checked out.

          • Sdot

            LMAO U JUS WROTE

            “MIGHT WANNA CHECKED OUT.” & IM DA RETARDED 1

            TAKE YA TIME MAMA & FIGGA OUT WUTZ WRONG WIT UR QUOTE o_O TAH HA

          • The Guy

            Okay then, let me say what everyone else has been trying to say, “You are legally retarded and should overdose on rat poison.” Both your logic regarding game development and your diction are reasons supporting abortion. Please respond to this message as intelligently as you can. Thank you.

          • Sdot

            U GOT IT MA

            ALLI CAN SAY IS EAT A DIK o_O TAH HA

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=5018460 Victor X Liceaga

    Well this shows they’re actually listening to the community. Can’t have another EA sports game scrapped haha But Hopefully this will improve the game. I just wasn’t feeling the demo. But I’d love to have that nice roster that’s included in this game.

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  • Skihawks

    Awesome to see EA respond, especially in a demo. Goes to show that the game can be adjusted prior to release. Great stuff….

  • Anonymous

    Wow. A patch, err, tuner update for a demo. FNC staff is on top of their game going into this one. Very pleasant surprise. Two flipping thumbs up!

  • tish

    I tried out the demo. The presentation was terrible. Same old stupid ring entrances they’ve been using forever. Crappy commentary.

    I also don’t like how between rounds the cut work and reducing swelling is automated. In the old Fight Night games you did it yourself. I dunno, seems like they are going backwards a bit.

    The biggest problem I had with this was that it makes me throw way more punches then I’m trying to. For instance if I’m just trying to throw a jab or cross, it instead makes me throw 2 or 3 punches. Just redonkulous.

    Deleted.

    • http://twitter.com/Bgamer90 Brad D.

      Many are having the same problem that you mentioned in your last paragraph. The reason in most cases seems to be due to them playing the game like they would previous fight night games. Since the game has simplified controls now, what you would have to do to do 1 punch in previous fight night games now does more than 1 punch.

      But anyways, having a update for a demo is pretty cool though for some reason I feel that it’s a little “over the top” too at the same time. Kinda strange I guess.

      • tish

        Yes I was trying to figure it out. I could throw just one of the bigger punches like hooks and the uppercut, but any time I tried throwing a jab or cross it would make me throw 2-3 punches. I tried flicking the stick back in to place quick, I tried a lot of things, but couldn’t figure it out.

    • sinn1

      Day one purchase, I am an avid boxing fan and this demo is a triumphant return to the Fight Night Round 3 glory. I want it now, immediately, post haste, faster, fastest, errr fastester, early release like in 5 mins.

  • Jaybubba99

    I hate the demo it is like a fight in a school hallway where they are just flaring punches out of control. there seems to be no sense of control or a gameplan when going into a fight. the AI just throws punches like crazy. Not how i remember watching boxing ?!?

    • Pastasucks

      how about the fact were your you cannot block low. Ali just lets Tyson punch him in the stomach all fight and its quite lame

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