The developer behind Smackdown for the PS3 thinks that “the enhancement of artificial intelligence and physics will be the key areas in which he expects next-gen wrestling games to improve on their current-gen counterparts”.
Says Smackdown creative director Nick Wlodyka:
I’ve thought about this a lot over the past few months and I think AI and physics will be the biggest changes that apply to wrestling.
“In our current generation of wrestling games, there are a lot of problems with even simple things like, if you get pinned by the ropes, you can’t detect where the ropes are to put somebody’s foot on them. So creating an AI that feels like you’re playing your friends will be really interesting.