As promised EA Sports revealed one of the new features in the new Madden football game at Super Bowl halftime. The new Madden is due out about six months from now.
That feature is "procedural awareness" and it should add a great deal to the realistic feel this new Madden team is promising.
Now, game developers have figured out how to tune how fast players switch between targets -- and make them behave accordingly.
Imagine really being able to "look off" a safety while controlling your quarterback and if the defensive back has his head turned, he's not going to react to make a specatular, if unrealistic interception on you anymore. Including in that feature is something EA calls "procedural attitudes," basically a player's face model changing realistically. So you'll see players' react more like their real-life counterparts.
Here are several videos to illustrate.