Why cant ea sports ufc 4 be on pc
Not long ago, the question of whether the game will appear in the omnipotent gray box was an urgent issue in relation to any release of the game. If you set the clock back ten years, it is routine for many large games to skip the PC release, and focus solely on the console version. Now, thankfully, for most large-scale games from large-scale publishers, launching the PC with the Playstation and Xbox versions is very standard operating procedure. Of course, there are still some exceptions, sometimes for negotiations that lead to some type of exclusivity, and others for risk aversion management decisions that do not have confidence in the market for their PC games. And of course, we still see Sony and Nintendo focusing on letting their own games monopolize their consoles. Although Sony has also shown signs of being more open to PC version games such as "Death Stranding" and "Horizon Zero Dawn".
However, generally speaking, if you deal with major Western game publishers, such as Ubisoft, Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Take Two, or Bandai Namco, we tend to make all their console games available for PC. 2020 is a good time to play games on high-end gaming PCs. You don’t necessarily need a console to avoid missing the specific game you want to play.
However, this is not absolutely applicable to all games. As far as EA Sports' upcoming UFC game EA UFC 4 is concerned, there are currently no plans to announce any PC version.
This may be particularly strange, because in most cases, it does not really match the way EA treats any other game. In Madden's case, he has been using PCs since 2018. As far as FIFA is concerned, it has been used on PC for over a decade. Along with NBA Live, UFC is the only other major series to keep the console exclusively. In addition to EA licensed sports games, you must go back to Peggle 2 in 2013 to find an EA game on multiple consoles, but not on a PC. What gives? I think there will be a lot of gamers in the world who like to play official UFC games on PC, but EA didn't even give them a choice. It's hard to imagine that EA will have trouble with the logistics of releasing games on PC. They release many games on PC every year. They even have their Origin Acess subscription service, which will definitely be improved upon by adding another great game to their library, and we look forward to EA Access launching on Steam soon.
FIFA and Madden by EA can be used on PC at least for now:
FIFA 21 Champion Edition
FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition
Madden Rugby 21
Madden Rugby 21-Deluxe Edition 4442
MVP Edition We don't have any comments or statements from EA to explain this decision, although this topic did appear on the live stream of UFC 3, the previous game in the series. The
livestream is a casual game in which former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson teamed up with Geoff Harrower (chief game engineer) and Marc De Vellis (senior producer). Here's the relevant part of the conversation:
Johnson: Why isn't there a PC yet? Is it difficult to turn it into a PC?
Harrower: Oh man everyone asks this question, I can't answer it, maybe Mark can answer it, I don't know.
De Vellis: Xbox and PS4 have always been our top priorities. When you look up to the potential UFC 4, it will definitely get some attention.
Johnson: So we are confirming UFC 4? We just gave up [he was laughing because it was obviously a joke]
De Vellis: But for UFC 3, we only focused on two consoles. It is not difficult, we can do it, I know that the development team is developed on the PC. Obviously, there is still a lot of work to do to ensure that it is optimized for the platform, but it is definitely something that we are considering in the future. We listen to your fans.
Pretty interesting conversation, considering the current background for the PC version of UFC4 is off the radar. Obviously these two EA employees are trying to display diplomatic skills. I think Johnson just bluntly passed a question he heard from fans, perhaps unknowingly opening a can of worms.
I do not believe that any participant in that conversation tried to mislead anyone. I certainly wouldn't attribute any malice to the decision not to post to the PC, but this is of course an interesting question as to why this happened. current game lineup, what's the difference between UFC 4 and no PC version? We have some theories.
This may be related to difficulties in licensing. For such a large block of large sports licenses that constitute the exit of EA, the licensee (in this case, UFC) and the licensee (in this case, EA). If the original contract didn't have any clauses regarding the production of the PC version, then EA may be reluctant to renegotiate if that means a worse deal for them as a whole. Since EA first launched its UFC game series, the UFC has become increasingly popular as a sport, which may put EA in a weaker bargaining position.
may also be that the UFC does not want to use its games on platforms that may allow widespread piracy. To be honest, I think this will be a very outdated mindset. Citing PC hacked ghosts as a reason not to support the platform doesn't stand up to scrutiny, we know.
It is quite possible that some decision makers within the UFC still hold this point of view. EA may be at a loss, if the UFC insists on not producing a PC version, they must agree. The latest theory from the
is that it is a straightforward business decision, where EA has some sort of market research or data analysis indicating that the costs associated with developing the PC version will exceed the revenue generated. It's hard to imagine this situation, because FIFA and Madden are financially viable on PC, but it's impossible to rule out this possibility.
For whatever reason, UFC 4 won't log into the PC. The latest game trailer shows what PC gamers will miss out on. Perhaps the best option is to let EA know that there is a demand for UFC games on PC so they can get back in your sight. Here's a request from a fan that started to gather momentum. We have asked EA for comment on this matter, but they did not respond to us. If they do, we will update it. At the same time, I think your choice is to choose UFC 4 on the console, enjoy one of the other fighting games on the PC, or just skip it.
You can still enjoy other EA sports games on the PC, but hope that UFC will also transition at some point in the future.
FIFA 21 Champion Edition
FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition
Madden NFL 21
Madden NFL 21-Deluxe Edition
Madden NFL 21-MVP Edition