The PlayerUnknown Twitter account posted a five-minute video as we speak that includes Greene speaking straight to the digicam about his studio’s aspirations, as reported by Eurogamer.
In it, Greene discusses his fascination with open-world video games, how he needs to create video games on scale seldom seen, and extra.
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“And since [getting lost in the open fields of Chernarus in DayZ], I’ve held this deep fascination with sandbox-style open-world video games and the freedoms that they offer gamers, however I all the time simply wished they had been a bit larger,” Greene says in the video. “So that is our mission as a studio. We need to create real looking sandbox worlds on a scale that is seldom tried — worlds a whole bunch of kilometers throughout with hundreds of gamers interacting, exploring, and creating.”
Greene says considered one of the greatest issues with making a recreation world at this scale is there merely is not “a approach to fill these large areas with content material, belongings, recreation mechanics, areas,” and extra. He says the key to making worlds larger than what people can at present accomplish is getting machines to assist.
His new studio, which doesn’t but have a public title, has created such a machine and this machine is a neural community that offers his group a approach to study and “generate large real looking open worlds at runtime, or to put it one other approach, every time you press play.”
All this discuss of machine-learning and world creation brings Greene to Prologue, a game first teased at the 2019 Game Awards.
“Prologue is supposed to function a easy introduction to an early iteration of our expertise and an opportunity to take a look at what we completed by leveraging machine studying,” Greene says in the video. “In Prologue, you may want to discover your approach throughout a runtime-generated wilderness and use discovered instruments, and collect sources, to survive on a journey the place harsh climate is your fixed foe.”
He says there will probably be no steerage in Prologue, no path to observe, or something main you ahead — only a spot on a map to attain and the instruments crucial to attain that spot.
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“We’ve additionally determined to launch Prologue as a tech demo, relatively than an entire recreation, as a approach for you to expertise an early iteration of our terrain technology device,” Greene says.
With Prologue now being launched as a tech demo and never an entire recreation, Greene says gamers will probably be ready to pay what they need for the demo. There’s no point out of when Prologue will really be launched, although, and it is unclear if the tech demo will probably be free, with gamers having the capacity to pay cash for it in the event that they’d like, or if there will probably be a base value.
“Prologue is the first step on a multi-year journey in direction of creating wealthy and interactive open worlds,” Greene says as the video nears its finish.
For extra, take a look at the Prologue teaser launched throughout the 2019 Game Awards after which examine how Greene left PUBG Corp to create a new independent studio after that.
Wesley LeBlanc is a contract information author and information maker for IGN. You can observe him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.