FIFA 12 AI Getting Big Tweaks, says EA’s David Rutter

EA Sports has definite plans to up it’s game for FIFA 12. According to the latest issue of OPM UK, EA Canada’s David Rutter promises work on the team AI to make the best of new features introduced in the critically acclaimed FIFA Soccer 11.

“I think we did a great job with the Personality Plus feature [in FIFA 11," he said, "but the teams [AI] doesn’t support that quite as much as it should.

“As an example, a team doesn’t spot that if Peter Crouch in the area, they can lay a load of high balls onto his head.”

Rutter also promised set-pieces are on the developer’s to-do list.

“Set-pieces are still a bit lame,” he candidly admitted. “I get frustrated by not being able to do quick throw-ins, not being able to quickly select my free-kick takers, on the fly stuff. We’re somewhat last-gen in the way the game cuts [before those things].

The FIFA franchise has put the soccer videogame back on track with innovative game play and features since FIFA 08. It’s good to know EA Sports isn’t content to be satisfied with today’s accolades and continues to build on the excellence it’s established.

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