We speak with one of the Lead Gameplay Programmers for Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us about the next generation of AI, and how it could change the way you think about shooters.
Other than graphics I think AI is a very important aspect. Great job making it so good Naughty Dog.
It is one of the primary aspect's for games IMO. Poor A.I. can be devastating to a game. If you have great eye candy, indepth original gameplay, and then A.I> is shoddy, well all is spoiled... From what I have seen the NPC's in TLOU really react well to your behavior, they respond to your actions seamlessly in fact as good as I can recall seeing in any game thus far... Whew, I wish this game was out now...
This game keeps sounding better and better. Can't wait.
i really hope this game will be amazing. lets hope it doesn't turn out to be disappointing with all this hype
AI has been criminally overlooked in comparison to other departments like visuals or physics etc this generation. I'm extremely excited about what ND will achieve with TLOU. It really looks like they are going to set a new standard here. Here's hoping.
^ I half agree, because in reality I don't think physics have come all that far either. Most developers are STILL using the floaty, unrealistic ragdoll physics of the Havok engine, an engine that was first implemented about eight or nine years ago. I mean yeah, you got engines like Euphoria and PhysX which seem to be making incremental strides, but then...no one friggin uses them. They either use Havok or some proprietary engine that seems to mimic Havok. It's really been ALL about the graphical fidelity this generation.
AI is definitely important. In fact, it's as important as graphics and physics and gameplay, and is a keystone in what makes great games...great.
@Marcus_Fenix Agreed. "you’ll weep when you kill it" http://www.abload.de/img/ac... Killing someone like that who was just so helpless, felt awesome and sad at the same time. haha Sorta reminds me of all the death scenes in God of War 3. What made those deaths powerful IMO was the voice acting however.
Thanks Mr obvious.
I think the game will be fantastic but I seriously doubt I will be amazed by the AI.
Just the gameplay previews showed me enough to know that the AI is better than 98% of console games I've played this gen!
Some of the best AI I ever came across are in KZ2 and Fear 1 and 2.
There were very few enemies in those videos. They need to show us video of many enemies in a small place, like 10 or more.
LOL, So you all think I will be amazed?
Lets not forget Halo :)
People seem to forget how good the AI is in Halo. Halo 4 is just going to make it even better. The AI alone on normal is harder than any other halo game. Could imagine what it will be like on lgendary. -_- But on topic. I haven't really been paying attention to TLoU for spoiler reasons. Big uncharted fan and cant wait to play ND's next great masterpiece! :D
ND should seriously consider making game engines for 3rd parties nextgen.
They're owned by Sony.
then sony could make an engine and license it out to 3rd party companies and shake UE3's marketshare.
Why should they when Microsoft do all they can to make sure 360 has exclusive content, If u want to play a Naughty Dog game, BUY A PS3 I say
I'm not sure how they do this stuff...but I love them for it.
Man, this new AI frightens me abit....Sounds radically different compared to other AI's I've faced.
Well that is a good thing. It means that this game will feel fresh and exciting. It will be a completely new experience while playing it. Something you don't find easily anymore.
That's what Im hoping to get when I play TLOU :) ND hasnt let me down yet!
Absolutely wrong about the Combat system for Uncharted, you always have to stay on the move. I remember the train scene from Uncharted, I ended up wall crawling on the side of the train waiting to catch enemies when they are not looking, I would then grab them and pull them out the train, unless there was 2 of them, then I have to find another way. I continued that kind of trend attacking them from many different angles. That must have been one of the most exciting play throughs in Uncharted and videogame history, I wish I got that on tape. As for the last of Us, I wanted a game that makes a hand gun as powerful as it seems in TLOU. Not everybody walks around with a AK47, and those rifles make handguns seem like BB guns, this game has a nice realism to it.
I look forward to weeping then!
I hope they make it multi player it'd be fun to play with my gf as Ellie, she loved Uncharted. Multiplayer online would be great too.
Holy crap, I live in pittsburgh. This is based in pittsburgh. This is gonna make me buy a ps3. ^.^
Pittsburgh is one of the environments. It is a journey across a portion of the U.S.
There is too much happening this year otherwise I would pick up this game. I will differently get it sometime next year though.
It's not coming out this year sometime in 2013.
Whoops. Well it works out then. lol
It doesn't come out until next year. Bumpmapping beat me.