EA Sports Set to Revive Its Classic Boxing Series

Published 11/11/2021, 1:22 AM EST


Electronic Arts, aka EA, is responsible for some of the most iconic games of our generation. With classics like FIFA, Madden, 2k, and UFC, EA just does not miss any of these games. All their games include real-life teams and their star players with career modes to give an enhanced personal experience.

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Fight Night is a classic EA boxing game that EA discontinued after 2011. However, early reports now suggest that EA is looking to bring back this iconic game. The game will come out with a new name and all the biggest names in the sport. The project is still in its early developmental stages, with no confirmed release date.

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Reports suggest EA has currently codenamed the project ‘Moneyball’. However, the game is several years from its release because EA decided to temporarily pause the development to focus on the next EA Sports UFC game, scheduled to come out late next year.

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EA Canada made the decision to focus on the new UFC game because they did not want to split their senior creatives between two fighting game projects.

“We’re very excited about UFC 5 and… we want to eliminate the split focus that several members of our leadership team have had over the past while so we can solely focus on delivering migration and UFC 5 at high quality,” EA Canada revealed In a studio-wide e-mail.

Eddie Hearn had pitched the idea to EA Sports

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Fight Night series was a very popular game. All five of its installments received good ratings from players and websites alike. The game was very realistic and fans loved the bloody fight scenes. During an Instagram Live, Eddie Hearn spoke about pitching the idea of bringing back Fight Night to EA Sports.

The Matchroom head said, “I’ve got this little Fight Night idea which I’ve pitched to EA Sports. It’s not just a virtual game, it’s much more complicated than that… I had a call the other day with EA Sports and I keep telling them that every time I mention Fight Night on social media it goes mad. I think the return of EA Sports Fight Night would be huge.”

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Would you play the new Fight Night game? Which of the previous installments do you think was the best?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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