Over at the PlayStation blog, Community Manager for EA Sports Alain Quinto posted on the improvements of Fight Night Champion. According to Quinto the developers have "revamped and improved Legacy Mode" as well as have Champion mode take you through the life of boxer Andre Bishop. He is excited about what he calls a "first opportunity for an EA Sports title to have a dramatic game mode with mature themes."
Of course it is the controls that matter and on that front Quinto says they have gone back to the drawing board after listening to fans about the scheme on their previous title. Dubbed the Full Spectrum Punch Control the main point of them is that they have removed quarter circle and half circle punch inputs after noting that due to the nature of how the analog stick functions as a punching mechanism it was easier to throw left handed punches than right handed ones. Fans will no longer wear out the analog sticks on their controllers so fast as the new controls are much smoother and gentler on both the sticks and the thumbs.
It is always great to hear when a developer listens to the fans for the benefit of a game. Fight Night Champion comes out March 1st on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.