Survey lays out features being considered for EA Sports UFC 3

Posted April 22nd, 2016 at 6:30 am


EA Sports UFC 2 just released last month but internally the publisher is already looking ahead to the follow-up likely scheduled for 2018. The company is attempting to gauge interest in potential new features to be introduced in EA Sports UFC 3 through a survey sent out to random owners of the game. A screenshot sent in by a reader has revealed what they have in mind.

Features represented in similar past surveys have often come to fruition, so these are unlikely just to be random ideas floated for reaction and instead may already be in an early stage of active development with some to get cut at a later date. There are spins on popular features found in other EA Sports games and the first sign of virtual reality interest. 

EA Sports UFC 3 possible features

There are few really interesting things of note here. The first is that EA may in fact be looking at integrating Virtual Reality headsets in their sports games, though not as the main mode of play but a separate side-mode which makes far more sense. PlayStation VR is set to go out late this year but as of now Microsoft has not announced any hardware for the Xbox One.

Next is the “Ultimate Draft Champion.” Draft modes have put a new spin on Ultimate Team, allowing people to have some control over crafting their teams, getting to use players they may not get to otherwise, and competing on an even playing field online. Madden and FIFA have these draft modes, and MLB The Show followed by introducing its own, and now it looks like it could make it to UFC as well.

Finally there’s several mentions of “wagering” and “purchasing” and it seems as though a greater reliance on in-game currency will be on the way. A slippery slope for sure that would depend a lot on how well the systems are implemented.

What do you think of what EA Sports looks to have in mind for the third UFC title?