In anticipation of the upcoming COD: Next show on September 15th, Infinity Ward has shared info about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 new AI via a new Intel Drop video showing how artificial intelligence will work in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.
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According to Sergio Ocio, who is the Director of AI Engineering, and Mark Grigsby, who is the Studio Animation Director, AI is something that will be across the entire game when Modern Warfare II releases this October. Grigsby opens the Intel Drop video by saying that Modern Warfare II’s AI is systemic. This means that when you play it, you engage with it differently almost every time. The animation director goes on to explain how movement determines how the AI will react to you, meaning interactions with enemies and allies can be constantly different.
To improve the AI in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Ocio reports that Infinity Ward is working with real Navy Seals to ensure that everything the team does is as realistic as possible. According to Ocio, improving the speed of soldiers during combat is something that Infinity Ward tried to focus on, as previous games felt like the AI didn’t precede their life. Modern Warfare 2’s AI will also engage with the environment.
He goes on to say that enemies will know where you have been and where you will be, which he describes as being hunted. The developers say that AI helps players to be more immersed in the game. It helps the player feel more like a real soldier. Grigsby expresses that he believes players will enjoy the variety that Modern Warfare 2’s new AI brings to the table.