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EA Sports has just released a new NHL 16 video on how to control the crease, with all-new enhanced goalie controls.

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NHL 16 gives you the ability to control the crease and carry your team to victory with all-new enhanced player goalie controls. When facing down a shooter - precise, controlled movements give you the ability to stop the puck and limit rebounds, all while maintaining control over your position in the paint. Movement and puck handling outside the paint are also key parts of a goaltender’s skillset, and new improvements to skating and puck control will allow you to spring passes to teammates on the breakout - or try for an elusive empty-net goal. When the shots start flying, decide whether to make controlled positional saves, or commit to high risk athletic saves that may leave you vulnerable to secondary chances.

They also posted a quick video on the motion capture process for goalies in NHL 16 with Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Eddie Lack.

Source - EA Sports

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# 1 csamuelsvt @ 07/24/15 11:35 AM
Very, Very impressed. Love the goalie movements and new animations!
 
# 2 AdamJones113 @ 07/24/15 12:04 PM
It looks... Ok. I didn't see too many new animations; I did see new movements, but both those things will have to come together to really improve goalies. I wonder how AI goalies were affected; they probably got all the animation changes and stance upgrades (as we've seen) but there are so many things still to fix (check my YouTube for more on that).

This felt like a trailer with a voice explaining with some computer shots in for effect. Look up 14's goalie dev diary and it's a lot more informative.
 
# 3 csamuelsvt @ 07/24/15 01:02 PM
I admit, I only play offline...

Do the AI goalies have these new movements/animations etc?

Don't see why they wouldn't, but want to double check.
 
# 4 sooner1074 @ 07/24/15 03:42 PM


POSITIVES: The momentum is very welcomed and nice. I like the goalie controls outside the crease especially with a chance now to shoot for a goal. Doesn't look like we'll see as many desperation saves as in NHL '15.

NEGATIVES: It was hard to tell, but it appeared as though the mo-cap session went over the same move list as last gen. I sure hope they completely redid desperation saves and we'll see brand new ones when you're completely out of position. Also, didn't like some of the positioning and limited movement hugging the post.

Overall, I was pleased.
 
# 5 sooner1074 @ 07/24/15 04:09 PM
Since were on the topic of goalies, I wish Sean and EA would bring in more elite goaltenders for mocap, like a Carey Price or a Tuukka Rask. I know it costs a lot to fly out a goalie of this caliber (couple thousands I image) but I'm sure it would be worth it. Maybe you can pull a top tier goalie around a preseason game with the Canucks? It certainly would save you some mula.

We all know that Sean brought Eddie Lack to the studio because he was the backup goaltender in Vancouver. It seems a little lazy just to pull a guy from your own backyard. Could we aim a little higher next time?

Let's just hope they don't stop mocaping goalies now that they had this session with Eddie. Maybe we can get a starter next time? I hear Ryan Miller is it doing anything special right now.
 
# 6 Walbeb @ 07/24/15 04:22 PM
I really like the new changes, hopefully the same 'sure shot' goals are also removed or a lot harder to score.

However, I didn't see any new animations and I'm hoping that they don't leave goalies alone for another 5 years like they did between NHL 09-now.
 
# 7 The Visualizer @ 07/24/15 04:55 PM
great to see that they put some work into goalies

from the hands on impressions from the gamechangers it sounds like they will be fun to play in EASHL this year with the improved control scheme and new animations

I'm just hoping A.I. goalies were improved after NHL15 where I thought they were significantly worse at keeping pucks out of the net and did all kinds of wonky unexplainable things
 
# 8 LuGer33 @ 07/24/15 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by sooner1074
Since were on the topic of goalies, I wish Sean and EA would bring in more elite goaltenders for mocap, like a Carey Price or a Tuukka Rask. I know it costs a lot to fly out a goalie of this caliber (couple thousands I image) but I'm sure it would be worth it. Maybe you can pull a top tier goalie around a preseason game with the Canucks? It certainly would save you some mula.

We all know that Sean brought Eddie Lack to the studio because he was the backup goaltender in Vancouver. It seems a little lazy just to pull a guy from your own backyard. Could we aim a little higher next time?

Let's just hope they don't stop mocaping goalies now that they had this session with Eddie. Maybe we can get a starter next time? I hear Ryan Miller is it doing anything special right now.
Lol c'mon, is this sarcasm?

Eddie Lack is a top tier goalie because he's in the NHL. He's perfected the same basic moves, saves, positions, etc. as Carey Price and any other goalie. Unless EA is aiming for authentic styles on a goalie-by-goalie basis (maybe someday, but not this year), there's absolutely no difference between using Eddie Lack and any other professional goaltender for motion capture, even if they were to pull a guy from the AHL.
 
# 9 snc237 @ 07/24/15 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by LuGer33
Lol c'mon, is this sarcasm?

Eddie Lack is a top tier goalie because he's in the NHL. He's perfected the same basic moves, saves, positions, etc. as Carey Price and any other goalie. Unless EA is aiming for authentic styles on a goalie-by-goalie basis (maybe someday, but not this year), there's absolutely no difference between using Eddie Lack and any other professional goaltender for motion capture, even if they were to pull a guy from the AHL.
^^^ I second that. These goalies all move the same and have the same basic fundamentals down pat. No need to get the best goalie just to do basic movements. Unless they are getting everyone movement individually this is good. Even better that he lives their, more time in Mocap.
 
# 10 Madwolf @ 07/24/15 10:33 PM
Eddie Lack graded out better than Ryan Miller last year. The Hurricanes got a great goalie. Really upset to lose him in Vancouver.
 
# 11 06woz @ 07/25/15 04:31 AM
Holy negativity. Guys, they aren't going to take you step by step through every animation they mocapped into the game. Save the judgement for the product, not the minute long video.

I understand that 15 let a lot of people down, but it seems that every post here is met with nitpicky cynicism. Being skeptical is fine, but making judgements based on this is equally as silly as being hyped for 15 beforehand.
 
# 12 BTW8892 @ 07/25/15 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by 06woz
Holy negativity. Guys, they aren't going to take you step by step through every animation they mocapped into the game. Save the judgement for the product, not the minute long video.

I understand that 15 let a lot of people down, but it seems that every post here is met with nitpicky cynicism. Being skeptical is fine, but making judgements based on this is equally as silly as being hyped for 15 beforehand.
Just wait until the beta drops, people will be going wild as if it's the final release of the game.
 
# 13 CujoMatty @ 07/25/15 08:05 PM
This actually probably sold me. I'm a goalie IRL and to be honest it's really the only thing I enjoy about hockey the last few years and I play almost exclusively as the goalie the last couple nhl iterations.. Last year being the goalie was near impossible so i barely played it. But this looks pretty cool. Hopefully it translates as well as the video looked.
 
# 14 everest9 @ 07/26/15 02:32 AM
Come back it to PC, please
 

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