The UFC series isn't supposed to be yearly, I think they said every 18 months, but I would venture after a year, if that this game will be completely dead. It's just not any fun, the roster is too small, and everyone fights the same. It was a huge dud and 2K really should have jumped on this, the only sports franchise they have is NBA and they absolutely broke it off in EA's ass and killed the Live franchise.
Hell, the old NFL 2K games were amazing too, 2K5 is still one of the best sports games of all time.
I was just replying to "Don't see the appeal of EA games, they just remake the same game".
Although to be fair, I have NO defence for Fight Night Champion. I believe even it's loading screens are the same.
But regarding the roster, I just don't get why they do what they do. If I was making a UFC game right now, EVERY fighter currently under contract with UFC would be included in the game. In addition to that, I'd add in every legend I could possibly think of. Blind people with the amount of fighters you have in the game. Then, as well as this, present the game EXACTLY as it's presented on TV. Kenflo and Jon Anik on commentary for "Fight Night" cards etc.
And I don't get why the Fight Night team didn't take what made Fight Night Champion special: Story mode. They really pushed the boat out with theirs and even though I don't enjoy playing it, I can defo appreciate it. They should have had a storymode included in this game, and even for a segment where your fighter is rising the ranks, they could have you being talked about on MMA Live, Inside MMA etc. Backstage interviews with Ariel Helwani etc. Just give us the complete experience.
I just wish I had access to the team. From what I get, the fighting is reasonably good. That's the hard part. Once that's done, any Joe Soap can make the game amazing.