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How Make NPC Interactions in GTA 6 Really Interesting and Fun? Strauss Zelnick Has an Idea

Kamil Kleszyk, 09 November 2023, 08:11

Take-Two's CEO sees a lot of potential in artificial intelligence. AI can positively influence interactions with NPCs in games, among other things.

Microsoft Will Make AI Tools for Its Studios to Help With Dialogues and Stories in Games

Jacob Blazewicz, 06 November 2023, 13:56

Microsoft and Inworld AI will jointly develop artificial intelligence tools to assist Xbox studios in creating dialogues, quests, storylines, etc.

Ubisoft Irritates Fans By Posting AI Art on Social Media

Michal Harat, 02 November 2023, 03:22

A graphic appeared on Ubisoft Nederland's X profile, showing an assassin against a background of pumpkin lanterns. Fans were quick to point out that the image was generated by artificial intelligence.

Controversial Dubbing in The Finals Used Both Actors and AI

Adrian Werner, 31 October 2023, 05:18

The shooter The Finals has stirred up quite a bit of controversy with its use of AI dubbing, although it turns out that the issue is not as simple as it might seem. The first cheaters have also begun to appear in the game.

Former Assassin's Creed Producer Believes AI is to Stay in Gamdev Whether we Like It or Not

Adrian Werner, 19 October 2023, 04:08

According to veterans of games such as Assassin's Creed and EverQuest 2, the use of AI is too profitable for AAA developers to afford to ignore the technology.

Voice of a Deceased Actor Recreated in Cyberpunk 2077 Thanks to AI

Adam Adamczyk, 13 October 2023, 02:56

CD Projekt RED has used artificial intelligence to „recreate” the voice of one of the key characters in the Polish version of Cyberpunk 2077, previously played by a prominent Polish voice actor.

Video Game Character Faces Enhanced to Photorealism; Hot or Not?

Kamil Kleszyk, 06 October 2023, 14:45

Popular youtubers have shared a video in which they brag about the effects of implementing photorealistic faces for characters in video games. The effects of their actions are at times grotesque.

Actors Strike May Spill Over Into Games; Industry's Future Depends on Ongoing Negotiations [Update]

Maciej Gaffke, 29 September 2023, 12:25

The fate of the strike in the game industry is at stake. One of SAG-AFTRA's main demands is to protect voice actors from artificial intelligence.

Here's AI Playing Tomb Raider and Comments on Its Own Actions as Lara

Kamil Kleszyk, 03 September 2023, 23:29

An experiment by an Internet user shows what games of the future could look like if their characters were aware of themselves, their surroundings and the situation they are in.

Huge Story Mod for GTA 5 Lets You Talk to NPCs Like Its Natural

Adrian Werner, 03 August 2023, 14:08

The insanely impressive project called Inworld Sentient Streets: AI Story Mod has been released, adding a police story campaign to GTA 5 that offers casual conversations with NPCs through the use of artificial intelligence.

AI-assisted Fraud Becomes Simple; Special Chatbot Aims to Make Crimes Easier

Kamil Cuber, 30 July 2023, 17:11

An AI bot called FraudGPT has appeared on the web to assist fraudsters in committing crimes. Interestingly, the bot is quite popular.

'It's Terrifying'; Evie's Voice Actress in Assassin's Creed on AI Taking Over Her Voice

Maciej Gaffke, 25 July 2023, 14:54

Voice actors are increasingly objecting to AI generators that allow for arbitrary use of their voice. It recently made headlines for the case of Victoria Atkin, whose voice was included in a mod for Skyrim.

Arthur Morgan Voice Actor Fed Up With Videos Featuring AI Singing in His Voice

Adam Adamczyk, 19 July 2023, 14:36

Roger Clark, who is the voice of Arthur Morgan from Red Dead Redemption 2, does not wish AI made videos using his voice. The actor directly addressed the problem.

Actors Object to AI Voice Generators: 'It's a Violation of My Rights and a Slap in the Face'

Adam Adamczyk, 12 July 2023, 14:39

Voice actors are speaking out against the use of their voices by artificial intelligence. It all started with their colleague's accusation of harassment.

Players Push for Cyberpunk 2077 Integration With ChatGPT

Zuzanna Domeradzka, 12 July 2023, 09:43

What do you think about implementing ChatGPT into Cyberpunk 2077, so that you could, for example, have casual conversations with Johnny Silverhand? This type of modification could be at hand thanks to the CyberAI project.

Steam Bans Games With AI-generated Content [Update: Valve Responds]

Adam Adamczyk, 03 July 2023, 13:25

Developers using artificial intelligence may have a problem. Steam is banning their games.

Players Spot Hand With Six Fingers; Studio Denies Firing Artists for AI

Kamil Kleszyk, 01 June 2023, 12:17

Rayark - the Taiwanese studio behind, among other things, the mobile game series Cytus - faces accusations that it is laying off its graphic designers and replacing them with artificial intelligence. The developers decided to explain themselves in an official statement. Whom to believe?

Dragon Age Devs Skeptical About AI in Games: 'We're Gonna Waste a Lot of Time'

Sonia Selerska, 01 June 2023, 11:12

David Gaider commented on the development of AI in the context of writing video game plots. In his opinion, screenwriters need not fear for their jobs.

Nvidia Revolutionizes Games With AI; Wants to Bring Virtual Worlds to Life

Adrian Werner, 29 May 2023, 12:36

Nvidia showed an insanely impressive demo, using AI to generate dynamic interactions between NPCs and the player.

AI Won't Replace Humans, Take 2 Chief Believes; Company Bets on New IPs

Adrian Werner, 19 May 2023, 12:37

Take-Two Interactive's CEO sees potential in the use of AI in game development, but believes that artificial intelligence will not replace human creativity.

This is Stardew Valley Many Players Dream of; Talk to NPCs About Anything You Want

Adam Adamczyk, 16 May 2023, 15:17

AI enables you to talk to NPCs in Stardew Valley. The project has piqued players' curiosity.

Video Games are the Biggest Beneficiary of AI; EA Has a Plan

Jacob Blazewicz, 11 May 2023, 12:54

Andrew Wilson, president of Electronic Arts, sees video games as an industry that has much to gain from the use of artificial intelligence.

System Shock Devs Pissed Off Gamers With AI Graphics; Blizzard Chooses Same Direction

Kamil Kleszyk, 05 May 2023, 14:33

Gamers have reacted sharply to the publication of an AI-generated image associated with the upcoming System Shock remake. Their dissatisfaction may soon spread to othr developers.

It Sounds like a Nightmare, but ChatGPT in Arma 3 is Quite Impressive

Jacob Blazewicz, 04 May 2023, 14:15

It's not likely that anyone will mistake talking NPCs from the mod for Arma III for actors (and people in general), but the fan project is another example of an interesting use of AI.

Ubisoft Will Use AI to Generate Dialogues in Future Games; Internet Exploded

Kamil Kleszyk, 22 March 2023, 14:13

Ubisoft has boasted that it is working on an AI tool to make it easier to work on NPC dialogues. Should screenwriters and other game developers be afraid?

The Future of RPGs is Now; AI Animates Bannerlord Characters

Jacob Blazewicz, 20 March 2023, 12:41

Modder known as Bloc has released a public version of a modification for Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord that enables you to „chat” with NPCs to discover their secrets (or simply immerse yourself in the game world).

Morrowind Gains New Life Thanks to AI Reading Dialogues

Agnes Adamus, 08 February 2023, 14:16

A mod has been created for Morrowind that adds full voice over for the character Dagoth Ur. The whole thing was created using artificial intelligence.

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

Krzysiek Kalwasinski, 07 February 2023, 17:52

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.

Villagers Beg for Mercy in Bannerlord Thanks to AI

Jacob Blazewicz, 02 February 2023, 15:58

The use of AI in Mount & Blade II: Bannelord enables you to bring NPCs to life, for example, by having them beg for their lives during a raid.

Future of RPGs? Bannerlord Combined With ChatGPT AI

Jacob Blazewicz, 09 January 2023, 15:33

A popular chatbot can do more than annoy teachers. An Internet user showed how the artificial intelligence can bring characters to life in Mount & Blade 2: Bannelord.

AI-generated Games Started Appearing on Steam

Kamil Cuber, 20 September 2022, 16:08

The first video game generated with the help of artificial intelligence has appeared on Steam. Its title is This Girl Does Not Exist - all elements, such as graphics, story and sounds, were made by AI.

Why do Games Keep Getting Delayed? Head of Xbox Game Studios Explains

Michal Ciezadlik, 06 September 2022, 11:26

Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty explained the reason for the current wave of delays in the industry during a panel at PAX West. On the occasion, the developer expressed his wish to harness artificial intelligence to test games.

AI Learned to Play Minecraft by Watching YouTube

destroytheardor, 27 June 2022, 19:29

OpenAI's artificial intelligence appears to be a visual learner - it learned to play Minecraft from YouTube videos. The researchers had to resort to a few tricks to achieve satisfactory results, but that doesn't detract from their impressive achievement.

ETS2 Bug Keeps Irritating the Players; Devs Remain Idle

Miriam Moszczynska, 13 June 2022, 14:05

ETS2 players are fed up with the artificial intelligence. The behavior of drivers on virtual roads can be infuriating, and the developers still have not fixed the bugs present in the game since its release.

NPCs in Skyrim Will Finally Say Your Name

Przemyslaw Dygas, 25 April 2022, 13:54

NPCs in Skyrim can now address the player by name now. All you have to do is install the new mod that uses AI.

Horizon Forbidden West's AI is to Provide a Good Challenge

Jacob Blazewicz, 06 December 2021, 21:24

Enemies in Horizon: Forbidden West are meant to be more perceptive and varied than typical video game mooks.

Type in The Witcher or Skyrim, and AI Turns the Text Into „Work of Art”

Miriam Moszczynska, 08 October 2021, 15:55

A trend has emerged on the Internet, which consists in generating images based on typed phrase. The NightCafe website is used for this purpose, its operation being based on artificial intelligence.

Fan Create All-female van der Linde Gang in RDR 2

Hubert Sledziewski, 30 September 2021, 18:08

Ever wondered what the faces of Red Dead Redemption 2's Dutch van der Linde gang members would look like if their genders were switched? Neither did I, but one Reddit user transformed used an AI-based app to show us.

The Witcher 3 Characters Made More Life-like Thanks to AI

Hubert Sledziewski, 23 September 2021, 21:06

One Reddit user used the AI-based app called StyleCLIP to add realism to the faces of NPCs from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The result of his work is quite impressive.

HyperMotion in FIFA 22 is the Beginning of AI's Reign Over Animation, EA Sports Rep Says

Jacob Blazewicz, 15 September 2021, 21:36

The release of FIFA 22 is getting closer and closer and EA Sports has found another excuse to remind us about it. This time, producer Sam Rivera talked about HyperMotion, a technology designed to give control over animation to machine learning.

New Patch for Humankind Nerfs Omniscient AI

Jacob Blazewicz, 08 September 2021, 19:49

Amplitude Studios released patch 1.2.139 for Humankind. The update fixes more bugs in this rising 4X strategy game, including one that gives an unfair advantage to one of the empires.

Skyrim's Biggest Myth Debunked? Ex-Bethesda Dev Explains Fox Behavior

Hubert Sledziewski, 21 August 2021, 16:06

Despite being nearly a decade old, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim still has some mysteries. One of them - concerning foxes that allegedly lead players to treasures and/or undiscovered locations - has been explained by a former Bethesda developer.

Here's One of the Best Video Game Trailers in 4K Enhaced by AI

Hubert Sledziewski, 16 August 2021, 14:59

Digital Foundry published one of the best game trailers of all time enhanced by AI. Ladies and gentlemen, here's the Metal Gear Solid 2 trailer from E3 2000 in 4K and 60fps.

The Witcher 3 Mod With AI Reading Dialogues Worries Actors

Adrian Werner, 28 June 2021, 16:57

A Night to Remember, a mod for The Witcher 3, and an article published in Input Mag caused quite a stir about the use of AI to create audio dialogue. Many actors are concerned about these technologies.

A Plague Tale Devs on Rats and Next Gen

Adrian Werner, 27 June 2021, 20:31

The designer of A Plague Tale: Innocence explained how much effort Asobo put into creating realistic rat hordes in the game. He also talked about his predictions for next-gen games.

Ubisoft's Avatar Aims to Take NPCs and Virtual Worlds to a Whole New Level

Jacob Blazewicz, 25 June 2021, 14:25

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora got a new trailer. This time Ubisoft focused on discussing the novelties introduced in the Snowdrop engine, thanks to which the virtual Pandora will not only be more beautiful, but also feature NPCs, animals and plants that react to changes in the game world.

Real-life Skyrim Charcters According to AI

Przemyslaw Dygas, 22 June 2021, 16:15

The visual side of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has aged and does not allow us to take the NPCs we encounter seriously anymore. Thanks to AI we can see how the companions known from the game would look like in reality.

Microsoft's CEO: Orwell's 1984 May Come True as Soon as 2024

Angelika Kaldus, 28 May 2021, 13:51

According to the president of Microsoft, the reality of George Orwell's 1984 may come true in just a few years, at least in terms of AI development.

Pawel Sasko on Stupidity of Cyberpunk 2077's AI

Michal Ciezadlik, 18 May 2021, 17:36

During a recent stream, Pawel Sasko, the lead quest designer for Cyberpunk 2077, revealed details about the AI behavior in CD Projekt RED's game.

AI Boosts Realism of GTA 5 Visuals

Jacob Blazewicz, 12 May 2021, 21:03

What would REALLY realistic graphics look like in video games? This question is answered by an experiment in which researchers presented photorealistic (though not necessarily beautiful) graphics of Grand Theft Auto V.