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Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2 Will 1-Up Helldivers 2’s Joel in One Fell Swoop with New PVE Mode Mechanic

Space Marine 2 is an incredibly anticipated title among gamers and fans of the video game series. It was recently clarified that the game would feature a campaign, PvE, and a PvP mode.

That was fantastic news since the PvE mode is now viral, thanks to games like Helldivers 2. But it seems like the upcoming Saber Interactive video game has, on paper, outclassed the Arrowhead title in terms of PvE.

Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2 Will Use an AI Director, as Confirmed in New Trailer

Three Space Marines in Space Marine 2. Official Artwork from the game.
Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2 is a highly anticipated title. Focus Entertainment

In PvE modes, things can get stale quickly. That is why games that have gotten the PvE formula right usually use a game master or a director to keep things fresh.

In the case of Helldivers 2, the game master is Joel, a professional employed by the developer studio. The game master controls the intergalactic war, forming the basis of the game’s lore and premise. However, with Space Marine 2, the game uses an AI director to keep up the challenge in the PvE mode.

This was also mentioned in a post on the game’s subreddit, which had the game’s trailer:

While one can argue that no AI can come close to a human’s management and game-mastering skills, if done correctly, this inclusion may usher in a new norm for PvE modes in multiplayer video games.

Also, not many players may know, but the former Arrowhead CEO also shared that he would like the studio’s latest game to be enjoyed by fans as long as possible. He even stated that he wouldn’t mind using automation for the same.

Before Space Marine 2 Went Ahead With It, Pilestedt Toyed with the Idea of an Automated Game Master

A helldiver shooting a terminid with their fellow divers. Official Artwork from Helldivers 2.
Before Space Marine 2 was executed, Helldivers 2‘s creative director talked about an AI game master. Image Credit: PlayStation Publishing LLC

Helldivers 2 is indubitably one of the most successful PvE live-service games of 2024. Before it was revealed that Space Marine 2 would go forward with an AI director or game master, Pilestedt made an incredibly wholesome statement in a Q&A session hosted on the game’s Discord.

He was replying to fans who wondered if their licenses would be snatched just because they lived in regions where PSN wasn’t supported. The former CEO stated that if they purchased the game, they could enjoy it forever.

He also stated that if it were up to him, he would automate the Galactic War so that the game never ceases to exist, even if the company runs out of resources to support it.

AI is genuinely stepping foot in the video game industry, and the AI director position in Space Marine 2 is only the beginning of this paradigm shift. What do you think of the AI director employed by Saber Interactive? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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