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Molyneux: 'We're About to Revolutionize AI'

Coling Campbell of Next-Gen.biz writes: Lionhead's original core Black & White team's secret next project is "as close to revolutionary as anything I have ever seen" according to studio boss Peter Molyneux.

Speaking in an interview with Next-Gen, at GDC, Monday afternoon, Molyneux hinted that the new game would revolutionize in-game AI. Although he refused to be drawn on details he said, "In the six years since Black & White [was released] they have been working improving the great things that underpinned that game, and now they are getting pretty close to something that is very significant. It's a very big thing. A new franchise and as close to something revolutionary as I have ever seen. And we're close to announcing it."

Some announcements about Fable 2 will be made at GDC later this week. They are under embargo until Noon Pacific (8pm UK) on Wednesday, when Next-Gen.Biz will publish the full interview.

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Rikitatsu3356d ago

we want to see Great AI in games , i think FEAR and MGS3 did well in that Department

sonarus3356d ago

fear A.I. was fantastic. Everyone always says mgs A.I. sucks but i think MGS A.I. is pretty good especially when in alert mode which makes sense cus they are alert. You can't just hide under a bed or under a building they will actually look for you under there and if you arent well camouflaged then ur getting a grenade and some gun fire. I like that you could shoot out the radio on the guards chest so even if he went into alert he couldnt call for back up. The fact that mgs4 will be improving on these makes me so excited for this game

ravenguard883356d ago

It was all scripted. They admitted to it afterwards.

If you ask me, I'd say Rainbow Six Vegas has some of the best FPS A.I. I've ever seen.

I don't think this is going to be an FPS game though...

I can't wait to find out what it is, I'm very excited, and I think games are very lacking in the AI department.

Xeikon3356d ago

Killzone 2 will send AI back to the dark ages.

dantesparda3355d ago (Edited 3355d ago )

Always allowed to make these fanboyism comments on the Gamer Zone?

But i agree that FEAR had the best AI at the time it came out. Sorry but i dont agree with MGS having good AI. And Peter Molyneux always makes these claims. He's all talk.

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Charlie26883356d ago (Edited 3356d ago )

Oh boy Old Pete is in over-talk mode again as he did back with Fable 1

And any one that actually remembers the same over-talking he did with Fable 1 will remember how much of that was left in that...words >.>

I hope DJwheat didn't read this or its gonna be a bloodbath O.o

FAT MAN GO BOOM3356d ago

Peter man we love you, but when you talk there is a giant salt truck that has to follow you and give use free bags of salt... Not just a couple of grains either.

Look I got this at an E3 expo you talked at.

Skerj3356d ago (Edited 3356d ago )

I was thinking the same exact thing, after the first game missing some promises I just hope they learn to hold back on what they say so we'll be surprised at what we get instead of pissed at what we didn't. I still wanna know what happened to getting buff when swinging heavy weapons around and all that jazz.

SlyGuy3356d ago

I expected much more from B&W2

Cyrus3653356d ago

Still it shall be interesting what will be announced whem the embargo lifts on Wed.

niall773356d ago

Peter Molyneux is making them big promissed again.

well maybe he can keep them this time.

Iron Man 23356d ago

Some good examples of revolutionary AI would be AI found in games like Uncharted:Drake's Fortune,MotorStorm and Resistance:Fall Of Man

$niper

sonarus3356d ago

agreed i thought the A.I. in uncharted and resistance were very good to. They would flush you out and tried to come at you at as many angles as possible. But for A.I. i think fear still takes the cake

Lord Anubis3356d ago

i like how in motorstorm when you are driving backwards the cars will try to avoid you at all cost

ravenguard883356d ago

None of what you guys are mentioning is very impressive, it's been done before. Resistance being an exception because I haven't played it or heard anything about the AI. That kind of stuff has been the norm for almost 10 years now.

And FEAR was scripted! :P They only CLAIMED the AI was amazing. You can look it up :D

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