GI: "What XBox One lacks in RAM, it potentially makes up for in cloud computing." Talks about how the game will have unlimited dedicated servers for the game, offloading "a few dozen AI" and physics, says the game would be impossible without the cloud and wouldn't have attempted it. Still dealing with unfinished hardware and software, so it's "still a little rough going at times."
How will this even work? I mean, seriously, how can you use the cloud for basic AI without it being a massive clusterfuck for a good chunk of your players?
My internet slows down and hiccups all the time, and I'm in a fairly large college town. I can't imagine offloading AI to the internet in addition to playing the game in addition to having my phone/tablet/girlfriend/roommate/visitor using the web at the same time.
If it works, great, but I just can't see it.