Gamebryo adopts Xaitment AI

Gamebryo adopts Xaitment AI

By Rob Crossley

July 22nd 2009 at 9:39AM

Emergentâ??s LightSpeed platform incorporates the XaitEngine to provide â??all the tools you needâ??



Californian middleware group Emergent is bolstering its latest Gamebryo dev platform with the integration of Xaitment’s latest AI toolset.



The XaitEngine will be fully incorporated into the Gamebryo LightSpeed platform in a bid to give developers “all the tools they need to make games that break new ground in every field: graphics, content, player experience, genre and technology.”

Xaitment’s AI engine centres its tech on advanced AI, particularly in the fields of decision-making and behaviours. The group says the XaitEngine offers “highly complex simulated behaviours that exceed comparatively simple, reactive methods.”

John Austin, VP of partner programs at Emergent, said the move will enable its customer base to easily add AI solutions to their dev projects.



“Developers don’t want to take a risk on core technology,” he said, “they want to invest their resources in creating great gameplay and compelling content, but Emergent, along with our partners like Xaitment, provide that.”



The XaitEngine itself remains available as an individual, stand-alone product, while Xaitment stated that it will still be providing cheaper modules that can blend with other AI platforms.



“Game studios around the world have chosen the Gamebryo engine for its ability to enhance the creation of games at the highest standard”, said Xaitment CEO Dr. Andreas Gerber.

“We are excited to become part of that success story. Together with Emergent we are extending the benefits of Gamebryo LightSpeed by enabling an easy integration of high quality AI for behaviour modelling. The embedding of our XaitEngine into LightSpeed marks another important and expansive step for our customer and our company.”

Pictured: Gamebryo Emerge