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The clip shows a player utilising the interactive environment of Teardown to flee from a pursuing robot.
The video (spotted by PC Gamer) showcases just how dedicated these robots will be to catching you. Not only does the robot survive a direct shot from a grenade launcher, but fans can also see “dynamic pathfinding” in action as the robot relentlessly finds a path around absolutely any attempt by the player to impede its path.
I know a lot of you liked the dynamic pathfinding I tinkered with a couple of years ago. Well, I'm back working on it for part 2. Prepare for robots! Sorry about the programmer art… pic.twitter.com/MQWFakLiGq
— Dennis Gustafsson (@tuxedolabs) June 21, 2021
Gustafsson warns players to “Prepare for robots!” and in a follow-up Tweet adds that the pathfinding “will be fully exposed to Lua scripting.”
Teardown is a sandbox-driven heist game where you’re given the tools to approach objectives in whichever way you can think of. The Steam page notes that correctly carrying out the perfect heist can involve having to “tear down walls with explosives or vehicles to create shortcuts no one thought was possible.”
“Stack objects, build structures or use floating objects to your advantage. Take your time to create the most efficient path through the level and get ready to run.”
Teardown is currently available for £18.49 on Steam Early Access. It was noted that despite the game staying in early access for the rest of 2021, “the current state of the early access version is reasonably stable and playable.”
The event will run from June 29 to July 13 and also includes balance changes to a number of weapons and legends.