I was watching some of AlphaStar’s ladder games when I thought about it…
The SC2 arcade represents a massive variety of games, all accessible through the same control scheme and API. Mobas, typing, sports, deception… there are countless scenarios on the arcade that would be valuable to research.
I think DeepMind should start looking into making an open-ended project for AlphaStar that can apply the same learning process (replays->simulation->real games) as ladder to any arcade game.
Plus if there’s a bunch of robots maybe the lobbies can fill up finally.