UFC 5 Has No Cross Play and is Not Available on PS4 and Xbox One
By Alex Cabal | updated On Nov 30, 2023, 10:41 AM UTC
Unfortunately, the fifth entry in EA’s famed UFC game series is not going to be cross platform. That's right, UFC 5 will not be offering cross play functionality on launch. Furthermore, UFC 5 will not be available on all the 'Expected' Platforms, limiting the access to the octagon quite substantially. This somber truth means that players across different platforms can't throw punches at each other.
- UFC 5 is not cross-platform. Unfortuntately, UFC 5 does not support cross play between PS5 and Xbox Series X.
- UFC 5 is not available on PS4 and Xbox One due to their end of life cycle and to provide gamers with the best experience possible using the advanced capabilities of next-generation consoles.
- UFC 5 is set to release worldwide on October 27! The game will be available for early access on October 24.
- The price of UFC 5 varies based on edition: The Standard Edition will cost $69.99, while the Deluxe Edition, will set you back $99.99.
Is UFC 5 Cross Platform between PS5 and Xbox Series X
EA Sports have confirmed that UFC 5 will not be cross-platform or cross play, meaning players on PS5 will not be able to fight matches against players on Xbox Series X and vice versa. This has caused a disappointment amongst the gaming community, especially those who were looking forward to battling it out with friends across different next-gen consoles.
Even with the evolution of gaming technology and the rising tide of cross-platform trend, UFC 5 maintains its boundaries.
Which Platforms is UFC 5 Available On
|Xbox Series X|S||Yes|
Why is UFC 5 not available on old-generation consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One?
The decision to limit UFC 5 to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X comes down to the vastly superior processing power and advanced features of these next-gen consoles. UFC 5 is designed to make full use of these improvements, delivering enhanced, fluid graphics, faster load times, and immersive interactive environments that were simply beyond the capabilities of old gen consoles.
Fighting games like UFC 5 require more memory, a higher-resolution, and more processing power, all of which are better provided by the PS5 and the Xbox Series X. Old-gen consoles cannot support these needs, hence restricting game developers' ability to push the boundaries of gaming realism.
The advances in these new consoles allow for revolutionary upgrades such as Real Impact System, Doctor Stoppages and Seamless Submissions enabling UFC 5 to deliver a stunningly realistic and deeply immersive gaming experience. Every punch, kick, and grappling move in the Octagon is displayed with frightening accuracy.
UFC 5 developers EA Sports have decided to prioritize game quality, realism, and performance over backward compatibility. After all, the motto of UFC 5 is "As Real as it Gets" and it just would not be possible to achieve the same levels of realism on old gen. It's a brave move that heralds a new era of hyper-realistic sports games, one that old-gen consoles simply aren't equipped to join. So, it might be time for gamers to bid farewell to their trusty old-gen consoles and embrace the new generation of gaming.
UFC 5 Price and Editions
The much-anticipated MMA sequel UFC 5 is set to grace your screens on October 27! And if you can't contain the excitement, the game will be available for early access on October 24 exclusively for those who opt for the Deluxe Edition on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Now, let's talk price. The standard edition of UFC 5 will set you back by just $69.99, while the Deluxe Edition comes with a price tag of $100.
As a tantalizing bonus for those die-hard fans who decide to preorder the game, a host of bonuses are lined up to satiate your thirst for action. Among those, the inclusion of ring titan Muhammad Ali as a playable character is sure to send a ripple of thrill. But, that's not all! You will also have the chance to step into the shoes of Alexander Volkanovski and Valentina Shevchenko, featuring as "alter ego" fighters.