In the latest edition of the Madden NFL developers podcast
, creative director Ian Cummings & ratings expert Donny Moore were joined by a member of the Central Gameplay team, Larry Richart. Central Gameplay designers help keep a base code & features between the two EA Tiburon football franchises, Madden NFL and NCAA Football.
While remaining vague in discussing the current project(s) Richart is working on, it was disclosed that defense (particularly zone coverage and assignment AI) and eliminating 'suction blocking' are among the focus areas for Central Gameplay, along with other aspects. Fellow Central Gameplay member Mike Scantlebury and designer Kasey Keltner have already been hard at work for months to help get zone coverages & assignment AI at a suitable level.
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