Baja Developer Diary: AI Video - PS2
Nothing irritates hardcore racing fans more than lamebrain AI. Sometimes, it can be forgivable if the game is expressly designed to be an arcade fun-fest, but when it makes a real attempt at realism, AI is crucial. In this video, the team behind the upcoming off-road racer, Baja, talks about the importance of having intelligent opponents on the track. In Baja, the computer won't have an unfair advantage just because the driver is perfect; in fact, they worked very hard to insure the driving would be open to mistakes. Did a certain bump in the track cause you to lose control? Well, the computer won't fare any better just because it's using artificial intelligence. This is exactly what we want, isn't it, fellow racing fans?
8/6/2008 Ben Dutka