Respawn: Titanfall "AI Is Processed In The Cloud"

Respawn: Titanfall "AI Is Processed In The Cloud".

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NewMonday1424d ago

after what we have seen of the AI is that supposed to be impressive?

Hatsune-Miku1424d ago

Lol, this cloud bit again. Seems like the lack of player count, lack of proper graphics and resolution were lost in the cloud. They need to send goku on flying nimbus to retrieve them

GameNameFame1424d ago (Edited 1424d ago )

Counter Strike 1 custom games had AI from dedicated servers.10 YEARS AGO. LOL

PS3 and Xbox 360 already had games that had AI from server.

Now they are just trying to use cloud as jargon to make it somehow impressive.

Dedicated servers good, but everyone else have it. That includes Sony, EA, Activision and etc.

FITgamer1424d ago

Yeah the AI is pretty bad. The AI, lack of knowledge of game modes, and number of maps still have me on the fence with this game.

truefan11424d ago (Edited 1424d ago )

I have the most ingenious idea, lets wait until March when the final game is released and then it open season. You guys sound stupid basing all of your opinions based off an alpha build they probably used at E3 or before. If you don't believe Microsoft has the cloud feature available you are just in denial, especially when you all actual believe in ps now.

JokesOnYou1424d ago

lol the jealousy is strong in yet another Titanfall thread. As usuall many want to jump the gun and downplay the game as if its releasing tommorrow lol the whole point was to test the backend infrastructure and fix bugs nothing more.

Still the leaked vids demonstrate that the game is fluid, the gameplay kicks azz, but of course once again the haters want to insist leaked test gameplay is meant to reflect the final product, based on player feedback the AI will be much better, plus we haven't seen all th AI as Respawn said there are different types= it will only get better from now to the full blown release, yet all those with hands on love the game already.

That said, continue the desperation it's pretty comical watching all the "Try Hards" led by NewMonday/Maria.

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lolCHILLbro1424d ago

Cant wait for Titanfall, it going to be a great game! some people from school are getting X1's just for Titanfall lol

MeknSence1424d ago

Hate on what? All the bashing on TitanFail may not be just Sony fans. The game is coming out on 360 right? Ok then! What you put out is what you get!

Fact #1: "The Cloud" suppose to be revolutionary (base on PR) therefore, why do we have to be stuck with uncontrollable AI that can hamper your strategy while playing?

Fact #2: 6 vs 6 might be acceptable on the 360 (last gen) but yet it's the same for Xbox 1, and PC which is next gen?

Being controlled by EA is just another fail. Don't get me wrong, I'm getting this game for my 360, but I'm just not keeping my expectations high!

MysticStrummer1424d ago

"The reality is that with the AI being cloud based it means the AI will constantly grow smarter and get better. That is what it does in Forza 5."

Reality is that it may or may not do that. This is a completely different game from a completely different company.

ZodTheRipper1424d ago

If the cloud or AI is supposed to be a selling point it certainly didn't work for me. Game looks fun but some design decisions are simply ridiculous ...just make it 12v12+ without any AI and I'm sold.

bennissimo1424d ago

None of this contrarian BS matters.

The game is fun.

I haven't yet met anyone who has played the game and not completely loved it.

bryam19821424d ago (Edited 1424d ago )

the best ai in a cloud is lakitu from mario bros man i.remember when i.was a.kid how i hated it when he throw a spike on top of me lol microsoft should hire him so he can show them the real power of d clouds

DigitalRaptor1424d ago (Edited 1424d ago )

Is there any technical reason why they can't provide more than 6 vs 6, or is Microsoft just trying to peddle the cloud and insist publishers who have signed contracts with them support it?

I'm sure people would prefer to have a larger player count than AI that is lackluster, at best. But here there is no choice. They simply cannot provide people the option to have larger player count modes? Or they just trying to find the right balance using the cloud?

The game is not visually demanding, so it really doesn't hold much weight. Why can they just not let players take control of the bots, and battle it out?

DragonKnight1424d ago

Jokes, why would anyone be jealous of Titanfall?

I'm serious here. You know that this is Call of Duty with mechs, and you also know that in 2 years you're going to be complaining about how it hasn't changed just like Call of Duty.

Who's jealous of a game that processes AI through a network with a latency problem? How can AI being processed through "da klowd" be in any way a good idea? You know you're going to see many instances of AI controlled characters just standing still waiting for the cloud to process their actions right?

So who's jealous Jokes? Because I'm not. If I wanted to play a mech game, there are better ones that are older than Titanfall to play. If I wanted to play Call of Duty, I'd shoot myself.

Don't mistake people criticizing this game for wanting it. We have enough to choose from, we don't need Call of Duty Reskinned.

Pfft, jealous. Yeah, ok. /s

Hellsvacancy1424d ago (Edited 1424d ago )

Jokes - Why does someone have to be jealous just because they don't like something? your pathetic "sometimes"

You telling me I'M jealous because I have no interest in Ryse, Dead Rising 3 or TitanFall? i'm also not interested in Killzone 4 or inFamous Second Son so what now?

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Prime1571424d ago (Edited 1424d ago )

Truefan1 and jokesonyou...

Most are not bashing the game, they are bashing the PR. I bash the PR because of the gullible people like you who believe it. This is only dedicated servers as we have known them since the 90s even. Maybe even earlier.

I want to play titanfall, but I also want this ploy to stop our prove us wrong. Thus, our heavy skepticism.

Edit: I also realize this is a moba, and the ai are cannon fodder, which also has me skeptical in fps terms.

nukeitall1424d ago

you people can discuss all the negative and be critical, while loving all the PS4 games. Go play KillZone with essentially p2p with proxy servers.

Us others on Xbox One excited about Titanfalls will enjoy it come this march.

Full dedicated serverf, and no P2P with proxy server crap masqerading. Powah of the cloud baby!

DragonKnight1424d ago

@nukeitall: Nah, we'll be too busy playing good games the way the devs actually wanted them to be on consoles rather than making compromises and using a high latency network to create unresponsive AI, all while having our own dedicated servers (because dedicated servers have been a part of the PS3 since launch and are nothing new) and actual first party titles to choose from.

Enjoy the bread crumbs you're given though, it's all you.

mediate-this1424d ago

Lack of player count? Whats wrong with 6v6?? Titans fighting anything more would get overwhelming. Cod is 6v6

mewhy321423d ago

What is the resolution of this game? How many players can play in a match? What if my internet goes out, can I still play?

Patrick_pk441423d ago

The AI's heads are in the cloud, this explain why they are terrible.

SilentNegotiator1423d ago (Edited 1423d ago )

"Bu but it'll get better!"

How is the AI going to get smarter if its based on players actions and players are spending a lot of time going around using what little strategy is required for unresponsive, brain-dead AI?

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Volkama1424d ago (Edited 1424d ago )

Also uses the Live cloud.

People are saying the AI is unresponsive, but these are infrastructure tests. It's quite possible the AI are one of the things being tested. They could just be data-crunching to see how frequently the AI can poll the environment or just how much data they can crunch in the decision making process.

I'm not saying the AI will definitely be great, but there is just no way you can see it will definitely be bad either.

DragonKnight1424d ago

The AI are unresponsive because of the cloud and that's it. What else do you expect from a high latency network?

Volkama1423d ago

Sigh it's DragonKnight.

Quick question, are other players responsive enough for you?

AI hosted on the server will be subject to less latency than a human opponent, so if you really think the latency makes the AI inadequate you should probably avoid online play altogether.

Goku7811424d ago

Not one bit. Touting that the AI is produced in the cloud is still so gimmicky but not surprising since MS is paying people just to say nice things about Xbox One. That's not kool or acceptable. Wonder how many of these guys are getting paid like I always suspected?

BG115791424d ago

Someone knows where to get a job like that?
I could use more money. ^^

Akuma071424d ago

After all this news about MS paying Youtube people for mentions, I will never ever believe any Youtuber he says good things about the Xbox One. And will unsub them if they do.

MorePowerOfGreen1424d ago

I don't think you trolls even know what you're talking about. Just wait for the full game to come out before you start your mentally ill troll bouts. The beta was for catching bugs for goodness sake, wasn't designed to give the full experience hence the barebones build of the game.

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aceitman1424d ago

My question is do they want 60$for online only game . Not worth it. And how do they have it on preorder is it going to be disc based or online download codes

MysticStrummer1424d ago

So the AI in the alpha were not connected to the cloud? MS fans should hope that's the case.

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n4gamingm1424d ago

there not even telling you the cloud is all mighty, he literally answered a question to a article link about the ai which was so off. Whoever wrote this is just trying to destroy respawn imagine.

Pricey1424d ago

Number of Jokes on You comments on N4G is relative to the number of positive MS articals on N4G. Not seen him as much this gen, Ignorance is bliss i guess. If Balmer shat in his living room he'd find a silver lining. You got to tell me how you got on their payroll.

On topic Titanfal looks good might need to upgrade though pc is a bit old.

MRMagoo1231424d ago

exactly what i was going to say lol , they should have just not said anything at all really , it would have been better that way.

Prime1571424d ago

I'm going to count how many ai is on my ps4's screen in assassin's creed multiplayer then be like, "I'm pretty sure it's cloud powered."

H0RSE1423d ago (Edited 1423d ago )

Lots of misinformed people in here when discussing the AI. The AI in Titanfall is supposed to be stupid - it has been talked about in numerous articles. One of their functions is to serve as cannon fodder so players have targets they can grind for points to earn there Titans faster.

"They’re (AI) meant to serve several different functions. On one level, the AI characters are there as fodder for players who simply aren’t good enough to kill other player-controlled characters. They also serve as an easier way to load up on the experience needed to call in a Titan."

- Justn Hendry, Respawn Entertainment; Lead Designer


The AI are not functioning as "bots." They are not supposed to function as formidable teammates/opponents.

mrpsychoticstalker1423d ago

This game is awesome, everything i have seen so far has the next generation feel.
Im sure you want it @newmonday.

You are showing it on every single comment you have made in the last week.

I cant wait for titanfall.

Harmy6661423d ago

Have you forgot this is still in ALPHA development?

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DeadlyFire1424d ago

So AI will be 3 seconds behind noticing my incoming bullets? Free kills = Awesome.

Ghost_of_Tsushima1424d ago

If Playstation Now can stream entire games over the internet I'm pretty sure you could stream AI just fine.

XiSasukeUchiha1424d ago

I do agree with you what's wrong with MS. PS Now is actually more impressive than Cloud Compute it's actually proof of true cloud power.

Ghost_of_Tsushima1424d ago (Edited 1424d ago )


Yea I agree and Playstation Now looks more interesting to me and from what I've seen more proof than concept unlike Xbox cloud compute.

Irishguy951424d ago (Edited 1424d ago )

hahaha, you fanboys, steaming <<<< Compute. Regardless of how much you want it to be. Compute is NOT streaming AI. Learn the difference. Compute does NOT have latency issues that Streaming will always have.

MS will unveil their own streaming and eventually Sony will be using Compute too.

Let me ask you. Would you prefer the Ps4 to be completely streaming or would you prefer if it had it's own power to run the games? Do you even know what the difference is between the two?

Compute is the next step to streaming. Deal with it.

Now, with that said - Titanfall has **** Ai. Regardless of the reason as to why it had bad Ai(It's clearly for gameplay reasons like the last of us), this is a bad example of the system. Unless they have a gametype that has the Ai upped like a horde mode or something, it's a bad example. Since they aren't showing the Ai as something formidable.

Either way, cloud compute is limited to whatever MS want to limit too. Which means its power can be above the consoles.

@ infected, really its pretty funny the **** you are spewing. Streaming a full game is a shoddy answer. It has latency issues and always will. < Nothing to do with power. It's to do with physics. Thats why its being reserved to last gen games and previous. It's for BC. Not for new games. You are better off playing games on their original console than with Streaming. ANd sure, streaming is good enough without the option of BC.

But it is not better than BC by a long shot. Compute is completely different. Since you don't have to rely on something miles away to stream your game. You can have the base code on your system, and have 'upgrades' streamed to your game. We'll have to see how far devs take it.

scott1821424d ago (Edited 1424d ago )


There is latency in compute, that's why they can't do any GPU tasks, they can only do minor CPU tasks. Such as random AI running out of a room shooting mindlessly.

Playstation now is extremely impressive, just the fact it is looking so good pre beta, that's why so many in the media are so excited for it.

DeadlyFire1424d ago

Do you guys even know if AI is in the firefights? So easy to stir yall up. :)

In reality AI will get a delay either way. Streaming a whole game like on PSNow the whole game gets that matched latency delay. Streaming just the AI puts it at a slower rate than the game. I am sure it will be fine for most gamers. For experienced players the bots will still be dumb as rocks with slower reaction times. I expect it to be similar to this.

Volkama1424d ago

In theory the AI will respond in half the time a real player does, and that's if you only consider latency and not actual human reaction times.

It's absolutely practical to offload AI, even for single players games if a connection is available.

MysticStrummer1424d ago

What I read is that background AI is suitable for the cloud, which means stuff like how the citizens of Skyrim act whether you're there or not, but I don't think this qualifies as background AI. We shall see.

ion531423d ago

But, I'm not an expert but, TLoU let us say woukd be easier because you're processing the whole thing... And relaying the images back. Where as when there are 12 different people doing their own thing and they try and plonck Cloud AI would it nit be harder? I am not an expert somplease inform me if I am incorect

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n4rc1424d ago

When AI is run on the same network as the server.. It has less latency then a player does..

Good try tho ;)

Ghost_of_Tsushima1424d ago (Edited 1424d ago )

How does it have less latency when the AI has to react to real time player actions from who knows how far away? Just curious?

Charybdis1424d ago (Edited 1424d ago )

Its simple the AI has the host advantage as it is running on the host (dedicated server 'cloud').

However AI does need to be calculated, which ofcourse does take time and resources. So why use the cloud for AI (in an online game): Simply because its easier too create a larger amount of AI of higher quality, without needing to worry over local resources.

Having the AI run in the cloud on dedicated servers removes the amount of (AI) data that needs to be calculated on home console and information send back and forwards to server (by different users). Which when using cloud happens on cloud (dedicated servers).

So AI in cloud on dedicated servers have less latency than using p2p solution for the AI.

n4rc1424d ago

Sums it up well..

I think that's why so many can't understand how this will all work.. Because they are so used to p2p setups..

All the cloud means is dedicated servers with extra resources to do more then simply run the game world..

Nobody wanted to pay for the servers required, hosting the games were expensive enough.. Its why everything gets done locally.. Until now

Godmars2901424d ago

What the deuce?

So server and cloud aren't the same thing or something?

jackanderson19851424d ago

i'd trust the company rather than the community manager in the whole aspect... maybe she was just referring to the alpha not utilizing the "cloud"

also technically she never said it wasn't on the cloud could have easily been a missed question (the guy did ask two) and both were asked in a yes or no question

-Foxtrot1424d ago

I honestly feel the AI is there just to cover the whole 6v6 thing.

Can you imagine them trying to make trailers as impressive and "epic" like with just 12 players on the map. Tumbleweed just floating past a Titan with his legs up...

H0RSE1423d ago (Edited 1423d ago )

You apparently have never played a competition level match...

Even at 5v5, (which was the limit for competition games I played) action can be intense and players still need to be aware of their surrounds, and this was in a game that supported 64 players.

You guys can joke and high five one another all you want over the low player limit, but unless you have actually spent a significant amount of time playing in such an environment, your opinions are little more than s*** talking.

If you want a skill-based shooter, low player count is the way you go, which is why comp matches are always low, usually 8v8 being around the highest. If you're more casual or the "adrenaline junkie" sort, who needs the extra stimulation, then by all means continue on your journey in your 32 and 64 player pub stomps.

Seeing how virtually every single person who has played the game, including both players and critics, has had nothing but positive things to say about the game, coupled with the record breaking amount of awards it has received, the term "don't knock it till you try it" seems fitting here.

SnakeCQC1424d ago

I hate all this talk of the cloud and the cloud