It may still be iffy about introducing female players to FIFA 14, but EA Sports will be including female fighters in the upcoming UFC, which releases in Spring 2014 for Xbox One and PS4. UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and bantamweight contender Miesha Tate, who are embroiled in a rivalry which extends to coaching opposing teams on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter.
GM of EA Sports for UFC Dean Richards stated that, “This is a great moment for videogames and for Mixed Martial Arts. In our commitment to delivering the most realistic fighting experience ever achieved, we wanted to represent the full spectrum of talent and diversity of all the fighters in the sport, including women who have become an undeniable force to be reckoned with.”
There will be other female fighters present, and we can guess that Cristiane Justino, Liz Carmouche and many more will be making their way into the virtual octagon with all their signature moves present. And yes, you’ll be able to armbar opponents as Rousey. Stay tuned for more details.