Ghosts next-gen AI development held up due to lack of finished next-gen hardware


Mark Rubin spoke with the Official PlayStation Magazine at E3, and he talked about how not having the finished next-gen hardware is holding up their progress of AI development.

“Slower than some of the graphics, to be honest, just because we don’t have final hardware yet”. As a result he says the team has had to be, “a little more cautious on some of that”.

Infinity Ward has been working on a new AI system for Ghosts, including not just having the AI shoot back at you, but also reacting to the environment. The AI is now a “situational AI”, not the traditional COD combat, which Rubin says, “I’m shooting at a bunch of guys and a bunch of guys are shooting at me.”

“They might behave differently to the dog,” says Rubin. “Or behave a little differently compared to the events that are happening in the level. They take some of the environment cues and pay attention to them. A lot of times they just kind of ignore the environment, they are just like ‘Ok this guy is supposed to be here I’m shooting, but the building is falling all over me… No, I’m still shooting you’. So sort of doing stuff like that”.

Mark Rubin finished by saying, “We are making big strides. We need some hardware, some finished hardware, before we can really expand”.



  • jggf

    oh i see.

  • David Morgan

    I’m really looking forward to the point in time where the next gen hardware is finished, and they aren’t stuck supporting the old consoles. Hopefully then we can see a “true” next gen Call of Duty game.

  • a cool kinda guy

    there will probably be a free garaphics card if you buy it in 2014

  • Cyber-Ninja

    So y’all still think MS is legit? And the #XBOne is the best next-gen console to get? Think again:-

    • Wow

      Hey dipshit, I support PS4 and yes, I’m a Playstation fanboy. But seriously, this is stupid. WOW, Microsoft used PCs with similar capabilities at E3 instead of using an UNFINISHED console. HOLY CRAP. You do know that Sony did something similar when releasing the PS3, right? They used a computer because their console wasn’t finished. HOW DARE THEY. idiot.

      • AMNIVDIA

        But this is unforgivable because they should’ve have learned the mistakes that Sony did during that PS3 release. Instead they made the same mistake by using PC’s and not their AWESOME NEXTGEN CONSOLE. Hell, they even used NVIDIA graphics cards instead of the AMD that was supposed to be using in their AWESOME NEXT GEN CONSOLE!

      • Cyber-Ninja

        Wow yet another mindless dumb-ass internet troll, read the thread moron and you might learn something, but then with only one brain cell………………………………………………………………

  • Nesh

    Off topic:
    Do you guys know the main character names?
    From what I heard in the gameplay video, the characters name that you’re playing is Nesh.

  • David Morgan

    Well hello Negative Nelly!

  • Batman

    You know that it will never change. If I get ghosts, I will be getting it at least 6 months after launch

  • David Morgan

    Why wait the 6 months if you’re going to buy it anyway? So you can see how it plays out or what? I’m curious is all.

  • amplif1er

    No matter when you buy the new CoD the new enjoyment lasts Maybe 3 months, the new enjoyment to a map pack lasts maybe a week if it’s lucky. It’s just the same thing why pay immediate retail to get a buggy launch game that takes about a month to get the initial bugs worked out, call of duty hasn’t done any major game changing innovations since cod4.

    Lets talk about innovation, compare cod3 to cod4 Major change. Anything since is just upgrades or minor changes, Activision/Call of Duty have already said they aren’t messing with a winning $$$$ formula so they aren’t changing anything, look at every cod since cod4 just minor upgrades nothing major like cod3 to cod4. It really is a franchise that is going to die soon enough if they stay safe and don’t push the boundaries more, this repetitive game they keep pushing year after year has some strong competition coming like destiny and titanfall. I for one can’t wait really tired of this stagnant cesspool that is Call of Duty same rinse, wash, repeat gets so old so quick.

  • Man I Like Cod

    I don’t agree with you with your first paragraph.
    I got my BO2 on Christmas and I am still rocking, for the past 2 weeks about 10 hours a day. I’ve bought both map packs and they bring joy into my game, specially Uprising. 2,000 kills a day, getting pwned by good players and pwning noobs who belong to combat training. Fun as hell :)

    anyways, my comment is that they have already said this cod will most likely sell less than usually due to next-gen consoles coming. I think in 2014 we’ll see the last Call of Duty: if it flops too, then I think it will be the final one.

  • Johan

    I think you are wrong, every year there will be new people joining the gaming community which means that they’ve never played any of the ‘winning $$$$ formula’ Call of Dutys so it’ll feel as a new game for ’em..