Those who didn’t grab EA Sports UFC digitally when it was available for under $14 on the week of Black Friday, and that have an Xbox One, will have another opportunity to play it for cheap. The game will be put into the “Vault” through EA Access on December 18.
EA Access is the subscription service that is currently exclusive to Xbox One as Sony opted not to allow it for the PS4. It’s $30 for a full year or $5 month-to-month. Members get unlimited access to the Vault which contains older EA games. Right now that includes 2013’s slate of sports titles, Need for Speed Rivals, PvZ Garden Warfare, Battlefield 4, and Peggle 2 with UFC joining them next week. Also there’s 10% savings on all digital purchases and five days of limited (six hours) early play before each EA game releases.
It comes as a bit of a surprise that UFC would go into the Vault already. The game has only been out for six months and it isn’t as though there is a sequel right around the corner. The next entry in the new franchise has been planned for some point inÂ 2016. The company hasn’t even stopped supporting the game. There have now been six patches after the one this week that added in four “legends” and there apparently are even still more updates to come.
ThisÂ episode of The Daily Dish centers on how EA Sports isn’t done mishandling NHL 15 as proven by their “New Era” announcement this week, the four legends that were added with a patch to EA Sports UFC today, a look ahead to Super Mega Baseball with a recent interview, and a summary of last night’s Press Row Hangout.
The four legends revealed earlier this month have made their way into EA Sports UFC today. Acting as the sixth patch for the game on PS4 and Xbox One it comes in at a whopping 1.08 GB despite apparently being limited to just them and nothing else. The four new fighters make for 18 that have now been added to the rosterÂ since the game released in June.
Brock Lesnar, Mark Coleman, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, and Matt Hughes are the new additions.Â Most every fighter in the game is rated in the upper 80s or 90s which doesn’t provide much if any separation between even mid-level guys and “legends”. Lesnar is 92, Rampage 91, Hughes 91, and Coleman 89.
The latest Press Row Hangout was recorded live last night and the discussion centers on two primary subjects. The first is MLB 15: The Show (14:24) which had its cover athlete announced and first features revealedÂ over the weekend. With thoseÂ things in mind we go over what is mostÂ anticipated and whether it meansÂ anything that areas the game desperately are in need of improvement (RTTS, commentary, online) weren’t mentioned.
Attention then turns to NBA 2K15 (39:16) and the massive patch that released yesterdayÂ on PS4 and soon for Xbox One and PC. Response to the patch has been overwhelmingly positive with it noted that community feedback really does appear to have been taken into consideration and acted on – and in areas that aren’t just related to generating revenue.
A lightning round of sorts (54:49) closes out the show with talk of Bo Jackson being added to Ultimate Team in Madden NFL 15 and then reaction to The Game Awards show from Friday night.Â Next week’s Press Row Podcast will crown an actual Sports Game of the Year and the annual Pastapadre Awards will ramp up later this month.