Conor McGregor Revealed as Global Cover Athlete for EA Sports UFC 3

EA SPORTS UFC 3 introduces a new generation of fighting for fight fans powered by Real Player Motion Tech, a revolutionary new gameplay animation technology

Today Electronic Arts officially revealed EA SPORTS UFC 3 featuring UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, the only UFC athlete to hold UFC titles in two weight classes simultaneously, as the game’s official global cover athlete. The game introduces a new generation of fighting for fight fans powered by Real Player Motion (RPM) Tech, a revolutionary new gameplay animation technology that delivers the most fluid and responsive motion in EA SPORTS UFC history.

“Two belts, two covers-EA SPORTS got it right again. It’s an honour to be on the cover and I can’t wait to play the game,” said UFC Lightweight Champion, Conor McGregor.

Real Player Motion (RPM) Tech is a revolutionary new EA SPORTS animation technology that sets a new bar for motion and responsiveness in the best-looking – and now the best-feeling – EA SPORTS UFC game ever. With over 5,000 new animations captured and rebuilt from the ground up, players can now move, strike, and create seamless combinations in-game with the world’s best mixed martial arts athletes. Every punch, kick, block, and counter has been recaptured and rebuilt on cutting-edge animation tech to look and feel life-like and responsive, delivering the most strategic, competitive fighting experience in franchise history.

“UFC 3 and RPM Tech mark a new generation of gameplay in EA SPORTS games. The new animation technology has allowed us to take a massive leap forward in motion and responsiveness. The result is a complete overhaul to gameplay where every move is more strategic and looks more authentic and beautiful,” said EA SPORTS UFC 3 Creative Director, Brian Hayes.

The game will be available worldwide on 2 February for Xbox One and PlayStation4. Pre-order the Champions Edition now and receive up to three days early access to the full game, the choice of one current or former UFC champion in Ultimate Team and 20 Premium Packs in Ultimate Team. Choose between former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre, UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor, UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson or UFC Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.