When it launches next month, EA Sports UFC 2 will feature plenty of big names. In addition to the two cover stars Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor, there’s also CM Punk (who has yet to fight under the UFC banner), and famed mixed martial artist and actor Bruce Lee. Controversially, boxer Mike Tyson will also be a playable character.
In addition to these big names though, the sport’s top ranked fighters and the “brightest up-and-comers” will all be featured as EA has now announced that the game features “the deepest roster ever of any official UFC game”. Over 250 fighters will be available in EA Sports UFC 2 and EA has now given us a glimpse at those character models, however, some fighters aren’t happy.
EA Sports UFC 2 Roster Revealed
While many of those aforementioned stars – Bruce Lee, Ronda Rousey etc. – look quite realistic, other fighters have taken to social media to poke fun at how bad their character models look. As reported by ThisGenGaming, UFC strawweight fighter ‘Rowdy’ Bec Rawlings has complained that she looks like light heavyweight fighter Alex Gustaffson, while Tim Kennedy asked “I would like to know what I did to make [the EA Sports UFC 2 team] mad at me”.
Most of the fighters seem to be taking the roster reveal in jest – including Ruslan Magomedov who tweeted “I used to think I’m handsome” with a laughter emojji – it doesn’t bode well for EA Sports UFC 2‘s revamped character creation. The team behind the game has been keen to promote the feature, especially the fact that we can now create our own female fighters, but if the development team can’t even create good depictions of these fighters, then it doesn’t offer fans much hope.
To cut the development team some slack, with that many fighters, not everyone was going to be perfect, plus, there is still still for them to tweak the designs. Moreover, stats are still to be revealed so if the numbers line up with the real-life fighter’s performance, many fans and the fighters themselves should be happy with the accuracy, even if the designs disappoint.
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EA Sports UFC 2 will be released March 15 (North America), March 17 (worldwide) on PS4 and Xbox One.