X360, PS3 Monday, May 4, 2009 | 2:51 PM

FN Round 4: Hatton Vs Pacquiao

FN Round 4: Hatton Vs Pacquiao

As a way to prove how realistic Fight Night Round 4 can be Electronic Arts did an AI fight between Ricky Hatton and Manny Pacquiao in the game. The real fight will happen tomorrow in Las Vegas, but we can already see it via these images and video.
Update: A 720p 60fps version is up. We used our brand new reencoding system for this one, so all versions except the stream are running at 60 fps.


Hatton Vs Pacquiao fight simulation
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Commented on 2009-05-01 13:16:54
Can`t wait!!!
Commented on 2009-05-01 13:18:30
Okay. Am I the only one who thinks that the graphics in these screenshots look "cartoonish"?
I Loved FNR3 and I'm sure I will buy this one too, but it's weird..
Commented on 2009-05-01 13:51:55
Yeah, they have this caricature look to them. But the game looks abosolutely stunning in motion. Someday we will have a openworld game where every single character is this detailed.
Commented on 2009-05-01 14:34:20 In reply to pez_Q
Very impressive. Especially the precision of collisions.
Posted by pez_Q
Someday we will have a openworld game where every single character is this detailed.
I say 15 years. What do you guys think?
Commented on 2009-05-01 15:42:41
What's friggin' sweet is how the flesh on their faces moves about even when they aren't being punched! Awesome!...
Commented on 2009-05-01 15:56:53 In reply to Nakano
I say 10, maximum.

And I don't think they look cartoonish, I think they're starting to look like Pixar people. Like Hatton in pic 3.
Commented on 2009-05-01 16:38:27
animations still seem to stiff to me
Commented on 2009-05-01 16:47:02
EA have something against Hatton. Every vid they've shown of fightnight has him getting beat on.

I really hope Hatton wins tomorrow.. the brits are the kings of boxing these days, and Hatton too good to not keep his place in that.
Commented on 2009-05-01 16:55:59 In reply to Burglarize
Posted by cooleo_no1
I say 10, maximum.

And I don't think they look cartoonish, I think they're starting to look like Pixar people. Like Hatton in pic 3.
Erm, Pixar is cartoonish, lol! And I think it will only be 5 years before openworld games will have all (or at the very least most) characters as detailed as this. :D
Commented on 2009-05-01 17:33:08 In reply to Endru
Posted by Endru
Okay. Am I the only one who thinks that the graphics in these screenshots look "cartoonish"?
I Loved FNR3 and I'm sure I will buy this one too, but it's weird..
the game looks amazing, but yes, they look very strange. they only have a SLIGHT resemblence to who their suposed to be, and they just look exagerated, and as paz_Q said, kinda caricature-ish.
Commented on 2009-05-01 17:42:56
this gen open world caracters look as good as two players fighting games of previous gen, so i think next consoles will deliver this quality for caracters in open world games. For exemple Niko Bellic looks better than a tekken 5 PS2 character.

As for FN4, the way the muscles flex is really amazing, looks almost real.
And the face deformation at 37sec is as good. Can't way to play the demo
Commented on 2009-05-01 19:27:29
10 years time I wonder if we will have these 3rd person fighters, I'm hoping we see a decent first person fighter soon.
Commented on 2009-05-01 21:52:27 In reply to TheFuriousOne
Posted by TheFuriousOne
10 years time I wonder if we will have these 3rd person fighters, I'm hoping we see a decent first person fighter soon.
For that you'd need the Wii with monstrous hardware plus one huge trackball on which you'd stand.

@FNR4:
simply awesome...
will the demo have online mp?!
Commented on 2009-05-02 06:17:14 In reply to Endru
Posted by Endru
Okay. Am I the only one who thinks that the graphics in these screenshots look "cartoonish"?
I Loved FNR3 and I'm sure I will buy this one too, but it's weird..
yeah, but its only in these shots. Otherwise they look the opposite. But, thats what faces really look like when they get punched... So.. its not THAT farfetched. It is exagerated, but just enough so that you can actually notice it.
Commented on 2009-05-03 06:35:07 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
EA have something against Hatton. Every vid they've shown of fightnight has him getting beat on.

I really hope Hatton wins tomorrow.. the brits are the kings of boxing these days, and Hatton too good to not keep his place in that.
Well so much for being the "kings of boxing these days". The Pac Man is simply untouchable and is not just a class above Hatton ever was, but several classes above him. I like Hatton, but he was just an overrated fighter and fuck me, did it show.

As for this game, it's stunning looking and up there the best looking titles this gen. In fact, as a game showing two main characters on screen, nothing comes close. Animations too stiff? What?! Cartoonish? Some people are never satisfied. Well done EA.
Commented on 2009-05-03 11:37:03
LMAO! EA predicted the end of the fight! It was pretty close to the real thing, even the finishing blow looked exactly the same except with the left hand in the real fight. They were way off with the round though and Ricky Hatton getting up and getting a standing count out.
Commented on 2009-05-03 18:47:42
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Commented on 2009-05-04 15:36:57
Wow, why can't other games (RPG, sims, etc.) look THAT real?
Commented on 2009-05-04 15:52:02 In reply to rodrms
Posted by rodrms
Wow, why can't other games (RPG, sims, etc.) look THAT real?
If you could reduce them to 2 people in a small square area surrounded by X amount of far less detailed characters then they probably could.
Commented on 2009-05-04 16:24:57
this video should be short :)
Commented on 2009-05-04 19:17:57
we all know how this ended..uh oh!
Commented on 2009-05-04 20:57:07
I think it's possible to see characters as detaild as these in a open world game in ten years time. Maybe even on the next-generation.

Ready 2 rumble boxing, released 1999 was absolutely stunning in its time:

http://dreamcast.ign.com/dor/objects/11165/ready-2...

9 years later Assassins Creed came out:

http://www.swotti.com/tmp/swotti/cacheYXNZYXNZAW4N...
Commented on 2009-05-04 23:53:36
sort the collision detection out!
Commented on 2009-05-05 10:14:23
After watching the real fight, I can say that models looks way too large. Especially Hatton.
Commented on 2009-05-05 15:19:55 In reply to krisq
Posted by krisq
After watching the real fight, I can say that models looks way too large. Especially Hatton.
It's purely a visual thing. Had they based the models directly on the actual size of the real fighters, perhaps they'd come across as being too scrawny for the game. This isn't Gran Turismo where models have to be faithfully accurate. When a boxer is punched, their faces don't distort that much either, but again it's a aesthetic element to a game that's exaggerated because it looks good. Then again, I never really prided EA for accurate character models anyway. Well certainly not in their sport's franchises. You only need to look at the Fifa games over the past few years of proof of that, although 09 is an improvement.
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