Turn 10’s Dan Greenwalt Walked on the stage of the Microsoft Press Conference at E3 and announced that Forza Motorsport 5 will include a new kind of cloud-powered AI named Driveatar and will memorize each player’s driving style and actions and then pitch the result through the cloud against other players even while said player isn’t gaming.
This will possibly add more variation to the behavior of our opponents even in single player. To be completely honest I had enough completely moronic AI cars bumping all over my face in Forza Motorsport 4. I’m not sure I’m too happy to play against even more reckless (and unskilled) Driveatar-powered drivers, considering the “bumpyness” of online races in all Forza games and the fact that most players simply have no idea on how to overtake. It’s definitely an interesting concept on paper, but we’ll have to see how it’ll pan out in “real life”.
Below you can see a few screencaps from the demo and trailer shown at the event.
Update: Now you can also see the videos showcased during the conference. It does look impressive, doesn’t it?