Will UFC 5 be on Xbox One?

UFC 5 is not coming to Xbox One.
UFC 5 is not coming to Xbox One. / EA Sports

As release day approaches for EA Sports' latest title, MMA fans want to know if UFC 5 will be on Xbox One.

After waiting three years for the next installment of the UFC franchise, players can once again return to the Octagon in a new game full of updated modes, graphics, and fighters. From legacy additions like Conor McGregor to the best in the world, Islam Makhachev, UFC 5 has a complete roster of MMA superstars ready to enter the cage on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

So, will UFC 5 also be coming to Xbox One in the future?

Will UFC 5 be on Xbox One?

No, UFC 5 will not be on Xbox One. EA Sports' upcoming release is only available to play on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Nate McDonald, a member of the UFC 5 team, revealed the thought process behind the decision to exclude the game from Current Gen consoles.

"We just wanted to make sure [that] holistically, the team was fully focused on where we think the future of the UFC product and the console generation is going," McDonald explained to Dexerto.

He also stated that the game was specifically designed so players on Next Gen consoles "are able to experience the really hyper-realistic character likenesses, the facial motions of their favorite fighters, and the next level environment fidelity. And the highest resolution possible."

The graphics and gameplay of UFC 5 are simply not compatible with the limitations of Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Can I Pre-Load UFC 5?

Yes, you can pre-load UFC 5 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The sizeable download will take a decent amount of time to load onto your console, so pre-loading the game a day early guarantees it will be ready come release time.

UFC 5 Release Date & Time

UFC 5 will be released on Friday, Oct. 27 at midnight local time. Fans looking for early access to the title must either be EA Play subscribers or pre-order the UFC 5 Deluxe Edition.