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Hacking into the Combat AI of 'Watch Dogs 2'


With any large-scale, open-world game, there are challenges that come up in designing the AI for a realistic, believable, and fluid combat experience. This lecture will explain how Ubisoft approached a number of key issues in 'Watch Dogs 2'. In particular, they will show how the NPCs efficiently process their environment to select cover. They will also describe a number of issues that playtesting exposed and how they addressed them, such as how to handle players sniping from a distance and problems with the perception model. Lastly, they will discuss how they coordinated the AI with level designers.

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  • GDC 2017
  • Chae Dickie-Clark
  • Ubisoft
  • free content
  • AI Summit
  • AI