The new EA patent could be important for Mass Effect 4 and Dragon Age 4
A new EA patent has appeared online, and the technology that it protects could play an important role in the configuration of future EA games and their studies, particularly BioWare, which is currently working on a new mass, game and _ Dragon 4_. The patent in question involves the behavior of the NPCs and, more specifically, to equip the NPCs with self-learning capacity, which in turn would allow NPC to adapt to the decisions that the player takes. Of course, the NPCs react to the decisions that players take is not a revolutionary or new idea. If you play a shepard Renegade in the massive, the NPCs, the NPCs react differently to you compared to a Paragon Shepard. However, they do this due to accurate scripts on behalf of BioWare.
So, what does the patent have from different? Well, if you read the technical jargon between lines, it seems that the goal is to make NPCs react not only to the decisions that players take in the course of a story, but also the player’s playing style. In other words, instead of verifying if it took a certain decision to influence the dialogue, the NPC would react to all the data available on the player and then adapted according to these data.
The implications for the new EFICT and the Games are obvious, as this would be an evolution in the BioWare formula, which is based on giving weight to the micro and macro decisions that players take by making the NPCs and The world of the game in general react differently depending on these decisions.
That said, for now, these possibilities are blocked behind a patent. Not only is it common that nothing comes out of patents, but even if this patent is used, they could spend years before we see their fruits and, of course, it is possible that it is not used in the way we are imagining.
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