Neural networks to be part of the next MotoGP game
The video game is going to provide an industry first
The world of video games is evolving faster than many had anticipated and the next five to ten years are going to be completely fascinating. Long gone are the days of Atari’s Pong and today’s games are incredibly rich in graphics and capabilities. An upcoming motorcycle racing game is going to incorporate a technology that, while having been around for a few years, hasn’t been seen often in video games and could provide some interesting results. MotoGP 19 is going the way of “The Terminator” and will include neural net processors.
Neural net processors, or a neural network, is a subset of artificial intelligence (AI). It is defined as “a set of algorithms, modeled loosely after the human brain, that are designed to recognize patterns.” MotoGP 19’s developer, Milestone, worked with an AI company for two years to come up with the latest iteration of the game and asserts that the AI will be fast on the race track while providing extremely realistic behaviors.
It adds, “With new dedicated servers, the multiplayer experience in MotoGP 19 will be incredibly smooth and gratifying. No lag, so no excuses in the case of defeat. Together with better performances, the multiplayer mode sports a brand-new Race Director Mode to make online challenges with friends even more compelling than before.”
The video game is expected to be released on June 6 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. A few weeks later, it will be made available for Nintendo Switch, and should take racing video games to a whole new level.