If anyone spots something "stupid happening" with AI then "everyone stops" to get a look at the problem, and to see how they can fix it. It's due early 2011.
”Mike Simpson, our creative director, has basically said, ‘This game is not going out the door until the AI is perfect’,” said Laycock, admitting that AI is "a big thorn in our side”.
"In terms of Shogun 2, we’re not going to release it until it’s perfect,” he added. “There’s the line-of-sight stuff we’re introducing – basically, if any of our designers are playing the game and see something stupid, it’s like everyone stops."
"Everyone gets around the PC to have a look at it, and see what can we do to fix it. We want to get it so there’s nothing stupid happening in the game.” Shogun 2: Total War releases exclusively on PC February 2011. Religion and night battles make a return.