Important Message for all IncGamers Readers!

From 26 May this site is no longer being updated. Why? Because we have a new home for PC gaming goodness.

The IncGamers team bas now moved to which is all shiny and new.

If you have an site account it will be active on the new site. Head there now for our welcome post.

Note: All IncGamers content will remain live on this site but the main page will change shortly.

Star Citizen touts fancy pants Kythera AI system

12 Mar 2014 by Peter Parrish
Star Citizen touts fancy pants Kythera AI system
star citizen kythera dogfight (1)

You can’t really see AI in screenshots, but here’s one anyway.

Rumours that is just an elaborate pyramid scheme to extract money from spaceship fetishists have been greatly exaggerated, because if that were the case why would it need an AI system, eh? Today, and Moon Collider have announced that Star Citizen will be making use of the third-party AI system Kythera.

“We call the dynamic AI, and our ambition for it is to step up to the next level of creative gameplay and immersive worlds. So it’s a perfect match for Star Citizen – this generation’s most dynamic and immersive PC game,” says Moon Collider’s Matthew Jack. High praise indeed for a game that isn’t actually finished or released.

One part that will soon be released though is the Star Citizen dogfighting module, and it’s here that you’ll be able to see Kythera in action as it guides AI pilots in missions of aggression against player-owned vessels. Last we heard, the dogfighting bit might be released in April.

Chris Roberts himself has this to say about Kythera: “[It’s] exactly what we need for a game like Star Citizen. The dynamic nature of the technology allows for more realistic dogfights, but at the same time it delivers a very true-to-life universe where planetside environments will be able to display very large scale city simulations all going on at once.”

star citizen kythera dogfight (2)

star citizen kythera dogfight (3)

Related to this story
Register an IncGamers account to post comments or use Disqus.
You can also post via a social network.