FIFA 12: ‘Match Events Never Scripted’ – EA Sports
FIFA 12 details have been trickling online since the very first screen of in-game Real Madrid hero Kaka hit last month.
FIFA fans have sometimes questioned the way matches unfold, with a minority levelling criticism at the series for what it perceives as scripted actions within the game.
"I know how the game works and I’ve been working on it for a few years and I can guarantee that there is no such thing," Jaramillo told NowGamer. "Sometimes it may feel that way, so I can understand if there are those kinds of complaints, but they’re all based on perception. They’re not really there."
FIFA matches can result in all sorts of unlikely outcomes, but that just makes it closer to the beautiful game in real-life, explained Jaramillo.
"For example, in the last ten minutes of the game you’re winning, but you end up losing because the CPU comes back and beats you," he said. "We do have behaviours that make the CPU play more urgently, that make them go more attacking so they send everyone up front and if that happens to work and they take the ball away from you in the final third then it worked in an authentic way.
"We create a sensible behaviour based on the context that may or may not work, but it has nothing to do with ‘if this is happening, go score a goal’. We have nothing like that in the game. It’s hard to convince people that that’s the truth."
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