European StarCraft II Players Will Soon Have Option To Play Against Advanced AI
If you live in Europe, you'll soon be able to opt in to playing ladder matches against DeepMind's StarCraft II agent, AlphaStar, which will play matches anonymously against human players. Those matches will affect MMR as normal.
AlphaStar will not have any inherent advantages over human players. It will only know the map details as revealed by its units and its actions-per-minute (APM) will be capped.
Once AlphaStar has played enough matches, "the team at DeepMind will use the results to inform their ongoing research into artificial intelligence," according to the FAQ. They say the results will be published in a peer-reviewed paper, but will that come before or after the AI evolves into Skynet and takes over the planet?
About the Author
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
You May Enjoy
Activision Blizzard Has Cut Or Disciplined About 80 Workers Since July
Kotick reportedly delayed the news and one major Investor has issued a "list of demands"By Jason Winter - 13 hours ago
CCP Games Named One Of The Best Places To Work
Easier to fit in and less frustrating than learning to play Eve Online.By Jason Winter - 6 days ago
BioWare Will Be Hiring For Remote Positions, Offering Permanent Work-From-Home Option
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition feedback was "insanely positive"; no substantial news on future games.By Jason Winter - 1 week ago
Genshin Impact Introduces New, Tamer Character Costumes That Are Likely A Result Of China’s New Game Regulations
The costumes are more modest.By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
Destiny 2’s Latest Trailer Offers First Peek At The Witch Queen’s Domain
Savathûn’s Throne World is an all new destination filled with a unique kind of Hive enemies.By QuintLyn Bowers - 6 days ago
Sea Of Thieves Celebrates Its Community With The First Ever Community Day
The event is included as part of the game’s fifth season.By QuintLyn Bowers - 13 hours ago