Adaptive AI in NCAA Football 10

With the latest blog from EA, Adaptive AI was introduced as a new feature in NCAA Football 10 & Madden Football 10.  Essentially, if you run the same player over and over, the AI will pick up on this & learn how to stop the play.  As I was reading through the blog, I couldn’t help but remember a certain blog that I had posted back in late February entitled “How EA can fix repetitive playcalling…”

Here’s a direct quote from EA:

For example, if an offense is running the exact same play over and over again for big gains, we would boost the defense’s play recognition ratings to emulate them learning for their mistakes to have a better chance to react when they see the same look again. Same goes for something like continuous out routes…a defender will get better and better at man coverage if you keep running the same route over and over again, but would drop back down to his original rating if you keep mixing it up.

Here’s what I said in my blog:

In the video game world, you can’t “penalize” a player for running the same play over and over.  Rather, you can adjust the ratings of the players on both the defensive and offensive side of the ball.  For example, let’s say that I’m using Florida State and I’m running the same exact PA pass 3 or 4 times in a row via hurry up.  The more you run the play on offense, the more your awareness ratings should drop.  On the other side of the ball, all of the players’ defensive awareness rating should increase by 10 points each time the same exact play is run.

While I’m certainly not going to take credit for “Adaptive AI”, I can’t help but be excited for this feature since it is one of the most common sense features that EA has announced.  Great job EA!  I’m looking forward to more posts like this!

2 Comment(s)

  1. This is a giant step in the right direction a lot of people have been asking for the create a team (team builder) to make a comeback i like the adaptive AI also I have a buddy who would run the same wr screen over and over agian and it would get yards allmost each time. I hope they give us some more of what the fans have been asking for Team specific entrances would officaly set the game off for me personaly and if they can add the FCS teams this would officaly be the best game of the year

    Corey | Apr 14, 2009 | Reply

  2. Something I would like to see within the NCAA Football series would be having different announces, according to network coverage such as ESPN,ABC,CBS and such. I know that is somewhat far fetched, but it would really make the game much more exciting in my opinion, and if there was a slight price increase I know that all the devoted gamers would be willing to pay it. I know I would.

    Claybo | Apr 17, 2009 | Reply

Post a Comment