How Fight Night Champion Inspired Other EA Sports Games

For years, EA Sports games had developed a reputation for incremental year-to-year changes. With the introduction of story-based campaigns in the form of Madden NFL’s Longshot mode and FIFA’s The Journey mode, EA has been able to inject a renewed interested in their sports franchises. For EA Sports Executive Director Cam Weber, this all began with 2011’s Fight Night Champion.

“If I had to pick one team and one game I’ve worked on in my career that I enjoyed the most, it probably was Fight Night Champion,” Weber says.

To find out how Weber and the EA Vancouver team set the template for future EA Sports story modes, how EA handled the massive NCAA lawsuit, and more, check out this month’s full episode of IGN Unfiltered.

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