Assistant producer Jazz Brousseau says the studio “really wanted to showcase the power of the Ignite engine”.
EA Sports UFC will mark the franchise’s debut on the PS4 and Xbox One, running on the new Ignite Engine. It won’t be heading to Xbox 360 and PS3 at any point and according to assistant producer Jazz Brousseau in a chat with PlayStation Lifestyle, this was intentional.
“Yeah, certainly when we made that decision two years ago to only focus our efforts on next-gen it felt maybe we were making a gamble. In hindsight, I think we made the right choice. The reason is really simple: it’s just that we wanted to provide the best experience possible. We wanted to really showcase the power of the EA Sports Ignite engine, the power of next-gen. And we didn’t feel that we were going to be able to do that if we had to divide our attention to Gen 4 and Gen 3 (PS3 and Xbox 360).
“So, we made the call very early on to focus all of our efforts on PS4 and Xbox One; and really bring the fighters to life…really focus on the presentation and do things we weren’t able to do with current-gen (PS3 and Xbox 360).”
EA Sports UFC is currently slated to release on June 17th and will also be released on PC.