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News video games 07 February 2023, 17:52

author: Krzysiek Kalwasinski

AI Won't Make a Better GTA 6, Take-Two CEO is Sure of That

Strauss Zelnick has commented on the possible impact of artificial intelligence on the issue of game development. In his opinion, AI by itself will be at most an aid to developers.

Recently, the topic of AI capabilities has been increasingly discussed, including in the context of video game development. Strauss Zelnick decided to speak on this topic during a conversation with investors. In his opinion AI will never create a better Grand Theft Auto than a studio composed of living people. However, the tools currently being developed can help improve the process, and this will make the games more ambitious.

AI will never make a better GTA

Strauss Zelnick in his statement compared ChatGPT to a calculator - a tool that makes life easier, but it doesn't make us suddenly able to stop understanding math.

"We are ushering in a very exciting era of new tools and they're going to allow our teams and our competitors' teams to do really interesting things more efficiently, so we're going to want to do more, we're going to want to be even more creative. And no, it's not going to allow someone to say, 'Please develop the competitor to Grand Theft Auto that's better than Grand Theft Auto', and then they just send it out and ship it digitally and that will be that. People will try, but that won't happen."

His statement also included a reference to production costs - with new and better capabilities, the ambitions of the developers will increase, so the costs will remain the same.. At the same time, it is possible to pay attention to the circumstances of the development of games themselves, which have grown dramatically and require more time and resources than ever before. Meanwhile, it may seem that it should be the other way around.

Take-Two was not affected by the big leak

While we're on the subject of Grand Theft Auto, it's worth quoting another statement from the head of Take-Two regarding the latest installment. In an interview with IGN representative, Strauss Zelnick also touched on the subject of the huge leak from last year. From a purely business perspective, the company was not affected. For the employees, on the othe hand, the whole situation proved to be very stressful and even frustrating. The situation is not improved by the fact that they may face layoffs related to the worse period for the company. However, if there are to be any, they will be minor, assures Take-Two CEO.