After all the staying HUT Rookies were announced, EA is back with fresh details on how the new amateur A.I. operates on NHL 18. There is also a trailer showing off the new changes on Creative A.I. and much more:
Weeks before, EA Sports revealed half of Those HUT Rookies Showcased in NHL 18 Ultimate Team Style.
These stars are considered the top young stars of the NHL and therefore are expected to do wonders in the years to come. Today, the rest of the HUT rookies are officially revealed to the entire world.
EA has announced that the new Creative A.I. system will improve the way teammates locate an opening during breakouts, including how powerful the teammates need to pass, taking advantage of lender moves, and taking advantage of the area's "walls" to perform moves. Additionally, the teammates will try to place themselves better to both create and receive passes, reevaluate the participant's play speed, offensive pressure and taking that into account when taking risks.
With NHL Threes, the new arcade-y 3-on-3 game style, the A.I. was also trained to adjust to the smaller playing area and dash better in virtually any game mode. While on the subject of racing, the A.I. will pick the best approach when hurrying and any A.I. teammates near will also evaluate if it makes sense or not to combine a rush.
On the defensive, the A.I. competitions will better monitor their rushing opponents and also choose which points to pay based on the pressure the opposing team creates during rushes.
EA also clarified that the addition of the NHL Threes allowed working on the A.I. to "enhance player avoidance in most situations" in almost any game modes, raising also the collaboration involving the A.I. along with the player when generating unique scoring chances and strategies.
Starting July 25th through August 1st, the NHL 18 Closed Beta will be available to perform Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to players who have registered with a code. This is your only chance to experience NHL 18 until it hits stores September 15th, 2017.
EA Sports NHL 18 provides the speed, creativity and action of the young NHL superstars with fresh Creative Attack controls along with an all-new Defensive Skill Stick. Play the fast-paced, arcade-inspired 3-on-3 NHL THREES style, or create your own custom 32nd NHL team together with the newest Expansion Draft. Do it all with the maximum co-op and competitive multiplayer choices in an EA Sports NHL game.