Former Fox Engine Lead Praises Forza Motorsport’s Drivatars

Thinks the technology could be used for other games in the future.

Posted By | On 31st, Dec. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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On the whole, Microsoft never showed us the promise of the cloud like they said they would with the Xbox One- but some of the best games on the platform all silently utilize the cloud in the background to deliver a great experience that wouldn’t be possible otherwise.

Take the Forza games on the Xbox One. All three – Forza Motorsport 5, Forza Horizon 2, Forza Motorsport 6 – use the cloud to power their great Drivatar technology, where the AI is reactive, learns from the player, and steps its game up. Among other things.

Former FOX Engine lead designer Julien Merceron (currently working with Bandai Namco) was impressed with this technology, and he thinks that it has incredible potential for other games in the future, reports DualShockers. The possibilities of synchronous, asynchronous, passive, active, and persistent multiplayer, as well as that of the AI learning and growing in response to the player, intrigues him- and he thinks something like this has applications in other video games.

Personally, I think cloud assisted gaming eventually will become a thing- I just think that by trying to push it as the central focus, and by trying to push it now, when the world isn’t ready for it, not even from an infrastructure perspective, Microsoft may have made a bit of a mistake.

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  • red2k

    Yeah it is a pretty technology. Imagine a game like ROTR using Cloud AIs and when you beat the game those Cloud AIs hunt you through the map learning all of your weaknesses adding longevity to the game.

  • Mark

    “When the world isn’t ready for it, not even from an infrastructure perspective, Microsoft may have made a mistake”. Whoa. Why wouldn’t the world be ready for a 2-4mbit/s bandwidth? Even parts of Africa is getting that speed. And that’s ontop of Azure’s presence in almost every major country….ahhh, we’ll have to see what happens next summer with Crackdown beta.

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    • GHz

      Tech that have the ability to usher in a new paradigm is always greeted with doubt.

    • Mark

      Words from the wise GHZ himself….


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