That FIFA 22 is going to be a phenomenon is beyond all doubt. EA has been giving information with a dropper since its presentation during the past EA Play. And, from the beginning, the company has been emphasizing the importance of AI in the game.
With hardly any competition in the soccer video game market, FIFA is an institution that, despite constant allusions to little innovation, repetitive annual releases and a strong commitment to Ultimate Team
Analyzing all the movements of two small Andalusian clubs during a real match
And how are you going to do it? The studio behind FIFA 22 has analyzed and captured a full 90 minute match between two Spanish teams according to WIRED. And no, nothing big clubs first class.
It was a match at La Cartuja between Atlético Sanluqueño, the Sanlúcar de Barrameda club, in Cádiz, and the Gerena Sports Club, from Seville. The whole story is told in WIRED
Each of the players wore Xsens motion capture suits, widely used in movies and TV. In the field, short-range signaling devices, cameras, and a team of analysts and producers. Thousands of miles away, a game animation director observed everything through Zoom.
All the information collected through the different sensors and cameras was captured by EA. They have saved the information of the movements at a granular level, to later add it to the movements database
Everything that is seen and not seen in a match has been analyzed and tracked. From big passes to hitting the ball with boot laces. Nothing similar has been done for a title of this size. Also, out of the spotlight of the big stars.
The final idea is the micro movements captured this match, away from the spotlights of the big clubs Help make the virtual matches in FIFA more realistic.