For now it seems as if Titanfall’s spawning AI troop for online gameplay will remain with Titanfall.
“It’s not something we have built for Battlefield 4,” Gustavsson said. “With 64 players we feel that there’s more than enough in our world. In a co-op experience, (AI support) is super cool, but in multiplayer, we’ve had feedback that people prefer dying from real human bullets, rather than (at the hands of) an AI that’s too accurate or something. It just feels (fairer) if I get killed by a human player.”
Titanfall utilizes the gameplay mechanic to create a realistic war-type battle scenario, which Gustavsson said had “potential.”
“So I’m not saying that we’re not going to do it in the future, I see potential in it. But based on the feedback we’ve had and the huge number of players we already have on the battlefield, we’ve stayed away from it for now,” Gustavsson said.
Gustavsson said DICE played with the idea of AI companions with Battlefield 2142, and did not rule out a Titanfall-like AI troop mechanic in the future.
“For the moment, we’re moving ahead with our traditional setup. But as always, whatever is best for the game, whatever is best for the customer, we look into sooner or later,” Gustavsson said. “And with the power of Frostbyte, and the power of multiple teams working within EA on Frostbyte, we are constantly looking into new possibilities, so … It’s definitely interesting. We’ll see what happens down the road.”