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Submitted by -Mezzo- 419d ago | opinion piece

Why next-gen horsepower needs to power AI, not scripted spectacle

GamesRadar - It’s a tragic fact of video games that some of the most important, coolest, most game-improving stuff in them is also the least superficially sexy and the hardest to sell. Look at the bullet-points on the back of your average game box. What do you get? (PS4, Wii U, Xbox One)

Qrphe  +   419d ago
And it will. AI improves every generation, just like graphics.
turgore  +   419d ago
fear 1 still has better ai than many current gen games.
manageri   419d ago | Spam
dogdirt2000  +   418d ago
I wholeheartedly agree.

I spent a lot of time researching and studying the AI in FEAR as part of my thesis quite some time ago. Put together by a guy called Jeff Orkin, it used something called 'Goal-Oriented Action Planning'. It was quite an ingenious way of doing Game AI. A lot of folks shy away from it these days due to the difficulty of using it during development. Either way, it's a great feat to have achieved for AI in games.
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Major_FitZZ   419d ago | Spam
sigfredod  +   418d ago
COD says no to your statement
MuchoHombre   419d ago | Spam
Trago1337  +   419d ago
Unfortunately, AI is a harder sell than scripted spectacles which is a damn shame.
trafalger  +   419d ago
if i play a game and i die, then restart from where i left off again and the same scripted sequences occur that isn't next generation gaming to me. i dont want the same experience over and over again.
ginsunuva  +   418d ago
Which is why they make the game as easy as possible these days so no one dies.
kewlkat007  +   419d ago
I think we will see some help from Cloud-Based AI in the future..
manageri   419d ago | Spam
Foxgod  +   419d ago
Theres plenty of company's out there that provide physics engines, i think it would be nice if there would be a company that would create an AI engine.

Right now every game has to reinvent the wheel, and has its own set of AI instructions created for it, it would be so much better if there would be an AI engine thats constantly improved and updates, that developers can use in their games.

Such an engine creator could even spent all their time and resources on creating personality defined AI, so that characters even seem to have a simulated personality.

The Robotics sector is already trying to jump this gun, by creating an universal OS for robots that will form the AI of any robot created, and can be modified to extend.
Bring this solution to gaming as well in the form of an engine that can be used alongside game and physics engines.
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jessupj  +   418d ago
Stop the press because I completely agree with this post from Foxgod.
Wni0  +   419d ago
Honestly I would buy a next gen game that has ps3/360 graphics if it had

1. Every enemy A.I. Behaved differently and started in random spots.
A. Each enemy was basically a mini boss. (Some might be aggressive, others cowards.)

2. No enemy has the same face or look.

3. Enemies would react and interact to their environment. (Condemned Criminal Origins, but times that by 20.) So maybe if they were hurt they bash out a light to hide or move around furniture to stalk you.
Africa-Garvey  +   419d ago
@Wni0

Then buy a Wii U.

It has absolute AI

lmao
sigfredod  +   418d ago
Thats why i´m getting Killzone for my PS4

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