Artificial Intelligence or AI is a broad term and is not limited to one single industry, it is used in many industries in the market and even in the gaming sector, AI has been in use for a long time although at that time no one knew much about AI and that it would become so much popular.
One of the earliest examples of AI being used in the gaming industry is in a 1951 game called Nim, although, at that time, AI wasn’t as advanced and popular as it is now but that was a game that was way ahead of its time.
Then slowly and slowly more games started using AI such as Pac-Man and other Maze-based games and it was at that time Artificial Intelligence started to gain popularity and it took games to a whole next level.
People have this question in their minds that how does AI make a difference in gaming but the answer to this question is that through AI, all the data is stored in an environment, and all the characters of the game use this stored data to transform and perform accordingly. This data includes various scenarios, motives, actions, etc that the characters can use and transform. Let’s have a closer look at how Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize the Video Games Industry:
Games Will Become Smarter
Through AI, developers have come up with new techniques such as pattern recognition and reinforcement learning. These are important techniques that can make the game characters become smarter and evolve through self-learning. The whole experience and gameplay change when playing a game in the AI environment.
With the advent of AI, the games have become so much more interesting to play because the player can change the scenario of the game as he wants to. He can make a game go fast or slow it down according to his needs.
Plus, with AI the characters of the game will become smarter and they will even be able to talk just like humans & the action, intelligence, and visual appearance of the game characters will have an impact on the player. A prime example of this is the popular real-world simulation game, The Sims.
Games Will Give a Realistic Feel
This change has already been seen in the gaming industry in the past decade. The gaming revolution has already started with the introduction of AI into the gaming industry. With AI, even the game development process has become much simpler and easier than it used to be.
Today, you would easily find 3D games with all sorts of visual effects and techniques in the gaming industry and it is all due to AI that the games are now starting to give a realistic feel and AI is taking the gaming industry to new heights. Soon enough, it will now only be smooth graphics and realistic gameplay but the in-game actions of the players will also be very important.
Different Gaming Experiences
Games like FIFA, NBA2K, and Madden NFL are giving the players real-world experience when they play them. The graphics of the games are so good and realistic that they make the game come to life. With the advent of AI and its proper implementation, the whole gaming experience will take a step higher and the whole gaming experience will be changed.
That is not only for sports games but also for action games too which will provide a real feel after the proper implementation of AI. Along with AI, another promising technology is VR or Virtual Reality and the blend of both these will give so much better gaming experience.
Even nowadays when people are playing games that it doesn’t feel like they are playing video games only instead, it feels like it is happening in real life. It is not about visual experiences or graphics anymore but providing the best gaming experience is what most video game developers are striving for.
Better Mobile Gaming Experience
Mobile Gaming is on a rise, especially after the pandemic and now there are so powerful mobile phones available in the market that provide the ultimate gaming experience. The reason why mobile gaming is on the rise is that you can play the games on the go when you want to just by unlocking your smartphone, it is the convenience that is attracting more & more people towards mobile gaming.
With the introduction of AI into mobile gaming, the whole mobile gaming experience will change. There are already so many people who are shifting to mobile gaming and the introduction of different AI techniques to mobile games will provide a better mobile gaming experience.
Improved Skills of the Developers
AI is becoming the future of the gaming industry and in order for the developers to compete with their counterparts, they will have to develop and improve their skills regularly just to stay and compete in the market. With every passing day, a new technique is introduced and developers must adapt to these in order to stay in business.
This competition will help the developers to improve their creative skills and enhance their creativity. Using AI in every aspect of the game will change the way how games are seen since most of the games will be providing real-life experiences. Using AI, developers will be able to take their skills to a whole new level and develop games that haven’t been developed before.