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“It would completely change the entire industry”: Microsoft wants to create an automatic game testing system based on AI


Corporation Microsoft is interested in creating artificial intelligence algorithms that will help developers test new games. This was stated by the head of the department Xbox Game Studios Matt Booth in an interview at the conference PAX West 2022.

As Booty explained, artificial intelligence can help Microsoft create new game content in a more productive way.

“Some of our working practices somewhat slow down the speed of developing new content. One of these practices is the testing process. If you compare games and films, there is an obvious difference. In the cinema, you can easily decide where the ending will be, which scene can be cut, which episode should be cut. At the same time, the structure of the film almost never suffers – the beginning remains intact.

But in the case of games preparing to launch, the situation is different. Designers can try to change one minor variable, some color scheme, and because of this small change, it will turn out that the first ten minutes of the game now does not start at all.

This is the process of testing. Whenever new elements appear in a large project, it needs to be tested up and down. I dream about the developments in the field of artificial intelligence, which have become increasingly popular in recent years, including in the field of image generation. So every time I talk to developers, I beg them to help me come up with an automatic game testing system. I would really like to be able to immediately run ten thousand parallel builds of one project somewhere in the cloud, run a bot, give it a night for testing, and get results in the morning. It would completely change the entire industry,” said Matt Booty.

Recall that in the same interview Matt Booty commented on the development process of modern AAA games.


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