Momentum exists – but not in the shape of a hidden feature used to flip matches upside down. What I’m talking about here is the completely natural phenomenon which occurs when someone seems to have the upper hand and in turn perform increasingly well. What’s more, this effect appears to be strong in FUT compared to real football.
Photo courtesy of Bill Ebbsen (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Atomicbre)
This recent post on Reddit brought up yet another piece of possible evidence in support of scripting, or maybe more specifically adaptive difficulty in FIFA. In this post I will discuss whether this is evidence, and what this information actually tells about the game.
The concept known as ‘rubber banding’ is often mentioned in relation to scripting and handicapping. What is rubber banding really about, and would it make sense in the context on an online multiplayer game mode?