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David Rutter: 'Player-Specific AI Is The Future of FIFA'


Dare you dream of a FIFA title where the AI of every single player is unique, true to every players traits etc? Dream no more as FIFA executive producer David Rutter wants to achieve just that!

In a conversation with the lovely people at OPM, Mr Rutter explained that the power of next-gen consoles could mean that his dream of unique player AI will finally be a reality.

You know we go around catching the cream of the talent with our head capturing rigs, and it’s the same thing with the AI stats; we’re slowly but surely going about capturing absolutely everything. We want to create the most comprehensive database of everything football.

The players on the pitch now operate as individuals that recognise what their team mates are all about, which is, I guess it’s a big freeing moment for us. That basically means you know if your left back is looking at going on with the ball as it becomes closer to him and he starts to react, the rest of the team is still following, if you like ‘basic orders.

Now we can actually have the centre back worry about what’s going on with the left winger and the left back or the left central midfielder also being involved much more in the play, just reading what is going on.

If you’re talking about the individuality of, say the difference between a Messi and a Ronaldo, then definitely we are starting to get much more deeply into creating those customised players and personalities on the pitch.

Would you welcome such a big jump in the AI of players in the game to make them look and feel exactly like their real life counterparts? Let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.

Thanks, VG247

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