X-COM Interview

A new interview with members of Microprose's X-COM: Alliance team is up at Telefragged. The interview covers a lot of ground, including a look at some of the game's newer features, including this bit regarding their new speech system for your AI driven teammates:
...each trooper has over 200 lines of autonomous speech that cover everything from running out of ammo in a firefight to mourning over the loss of a fellow trooper. Characters will tell you when they are tired and then bitch at you if you don’t give them a break. They’ll get frustrated at their own mistakes and can become panicked when they’re outnumbered. They’ll even chat amongst each other! Each character has his or her own voice, personality, and in some cases, accent.