One of the big announcements from EA Sports this week that was largely overlooked is the addition of a new feature in NHL 13 called Hockey IQ. If this new feature works as advertised, it will be something that everyone can get behind, since everyone wants a more realistic game.
Essentially Hockey IQ is just making every player on the a little bit more aware. The developers spent more time on NHL 13’s AI then the past 3 years combined. A similar feature was announced last month for FIFA 13 so it looks like this new technology is being shared amongst many EA Sports games.
The most noticeable changes come in the increased awareness of goalies. In previous NHL games, the goalies would only be aware of the player with the puck and would be oblivious to everyone else. This year everything has changed.
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