EA UFC 3 developer Geoff Harrower has admitted that EA knowingly released UFC 2 full of major flaws. The post came about after a user posted a negative review of newly-released EA UFC 3. Geoff was shocked by the negative review, expecting a much better reception than during the release of the previous game in the series, EA UFC 2. He also promised not to read any replies to his admission.
Geoff Harrower specifically admitted that “UFC 2 had stun lock parries on every strike, strikes that did almost no damage with no vulnerability system, and random health events.”
We have just received word that fishingtime has given up and shut down his underground subreddit, r/EASPORTSUFC2. This came after months of controversy that split the community apart. Fishingtime ruled with an iron fist, banning many members and locking threads within hours of their publication.
Meanwhile, with fishingtime’s absence, r/EASportsUFC has become a thriving community, with many helpful threads discussing the game. Hopefully there is still time for the MMA community to heal from the damage caused by fishingtime.
Several posts on reddit have been highlighted recently. Just as predicted by fishingtime, a user has threatened suicide over EA UFC 2. Stress levels are at an all-time high after the latest patch, which has once again greatly affected gameplay.
Reddit user townnbibby claimed that the patch “fucked up the game” which upset several members of the fledgling EA UFC community. One user became so upset that he threatened to commit suicide after deleting his reddit account. His reddit account was deleted shortly thereafter.
Geoff Harrower, Lead Gameplay Engineer for EA SPORTS UFC 2, posted this message on Operation Sports after EA cancelled one of his earlier games. NBA Elite 11 was a basketball game for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 that was cancelled 8 days before release. Developers were under the pressure of an 18-month development cycle, similarly to EA UFC 1 & 2.
We’ve received a lot of questions recently about the new trend that has gone viral in the EA UFC community. More and more users, frustrated with the state of the game, have started to break their game discs in half. Unfortunately, this is not an option for those customers swindled into purchasing digital copies of the game.