Hello Neighbor 2 trailer explains its networked learning AI

A new trailer for the highly anticipated Hello Neighbor 2 has delved into the new and more advanced AI systems running behind the scenes of the stealth horror game sequel. Hello Neighbor 2 is coming to Xbox Series X and PC in 2021, and will be on Game Pass on day one.

Set right after the events of the first game, you play as Quentin, a reporter looking into disappearances in the Raven Brooks area who starts to suspect the rather secretive Mr. Peterson. It’s time for a little house invasion, but Mr. Peterson’s going to do what he can to stop you uncovering his secrets!

As in the first game, Mr. Peterson will learn from how you play the game and adapt his tactics to try and catch you from one attempt to the next. However, now he’ll be able to learn from all of the game’s players at once, feeding hundreds of thousands of players’ play styles into a neural network to learn new and surprising tactics to defeat you.

Intriguingly, there are other neighbours in the game world that will also be powered by this AI in some ways. They don’t behave like Mr. Peterson, but will have their own evolving behaviours.

If you want to check out the game right now, Hello Neighbor 2 Alpha 1.5 is available to download and play from the Microsoft Store on Xbox and via Steam on PC.

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