GT5 To Boast More "Human-Like" AI
The newest Gran Turismo will boast a host of upgrades and enhancements, as we'll certainly expect extremely refined visuals and yet another improvement on authenticity and realism.
However, another improvement will involve the game's AI, which has been chastised in the past. According to CVG's sister mag, PSM3, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi has said the AI in GT5 will be more "human-like" than ever before. In order to have a proper simulator, it helps to present us with a field of opponents who appear to compete like real racers; this is obviously a major aspect of the experience. Said Yamauchi:
"How close the AI can come to human lap times? That was the focus of development up until GT4. Now that has been successful to some degree, an attempt has been made to express more human-like behavior in GT5."
Earlier this year, Yamauchi stated that GT5 was about "90% complete," despite the fact that it has now been delayed to the fall. We know they took the extra time partly due to the addition of 3D functionality and a nifty GPS feature, but most fans simply want it to hit store shelves ASAP. The good news is that when it finally does arrive, you can bet on the finest GT yet, with the most diverse selection of cars and tracks. We're still not sold on the whole NASCAR thing but hey, NASCAR is huge. We get that.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5
4/3/2010 10:27:06 AM Ben Dutka