Sci-fi shooter Halo Infinite will be released before the end of this year and will offer many innovations, including bots. On a recent technical test of the project, gamers noticed strange behavior of bots: for example, they mocked players. But the developers have already explained that this should not be.
AI-controlled opponents have been seen performing what is called a tea bag – a humiliating action that looks like squatting on the corpse of a newly defeated enemy. Over the years, this behavior has become an integral part of Halo’s multiplayer mode.
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Talking to Eurogamer, 343 Industries explained that it hadn’t taught artificial intelligence how to make a tea bag. As it turned out, it was simply an error related to the movement of the bot.
“An example of what might look like a ″ tea bag ″ is a bot movement error that was in a technical [“бете”], – said the developer. – Because of this, bots were unable to successfully jump and climb the edges of stairs or ramps. The bot’s feet lifted off the ground for a very short time and then played a landing animation when they could not jump, and they were stuck in an animation loop that could look like a quick crouch. If this happened shortly after the kill, or near the player’s body, it could definitely seem like deliberate behavior. In fact, the bot was just trying to climb the stairs. “…
Halo Infinite will be released on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S. The multiplayer mode will be shareware.