Developers Steel City Interactive have announced that their long-awaited game will be will be available on PC this month.
Undisputed – which looks to be the first major boxing video game since the EA Sports Fight Night Series ended in 2011 – will be released via Steam as early access on January 31. It was previously known as ESBC.
The game will satisfy boxing fans with state of the art gameplay that promises to ‘pack a punch with stunning visuals, a revolutionary footwork system and deep strategy’.
Some sports games in the past have suffered from rights issues and resorted to using unofficial names – West London Blue and Yorkshire Whites from Pro Evolution Soccer, to name a couple – but not Undisputed.
In fact, it’s the roster of fighters that could well be the main appeal for boxing fans. The developers have spent months teasing big names from all weight divisions on social media, and those who join Wilder, Usyk and Canelo in the latest promo video include Katie Taylor, Tyson Fury and Ryan Garcia.
The game also features legends like Sugar Ray Leonard – who makes a welcome appearance in the promo trailer – Muhammad Ali, and Joe Louis as playable characters.
Undisputed Early Access begins on January 31st, exclusively on Steam. #BecomeUndisputed 🥊
— Undisputed (@PlayUndisputed) January 12, 2023
Whilst the early access will only available for PC gamers, there has been reports that it will be available for PS5 and Xbox in the future.
Improvements are expected too, with this initial release being just a taste of what’s to come. Steel City Interactive said that fixes, updates and features will be ongoing, as per TalkSPORT.
“Our development roadmap includes additional features that will be introduced over the course of Early Access. This includes Career Mode, Fighter Creation tools, additional boxers, and venues. We’ll provide more details about these features along the way.”
“The early access build of Undisputed features a core boxing gameplay experience we feel is fun and engaging and ready for player feedback. This includes both online and offline modes, a roster of over 50 boxers, and seven venues to choose from.
“Since Undisputed is still in development, we expect to be fixing bugs and polishing the experience throughout early access, while providing a game that is stable and enjoyable to play.”
More information can be found on the game’s official website.