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News video games 22 March 2023, 14:13

author: Kamil Kleszyk

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

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?

With the development of artificial intelligence, many have begun to wonder if the technology might cause people involved in, among other things, game development to start losing their jobs.

  • The community's concerns are sure to be heightened by Ubisoft, which announced that it is developing an AI tool to generate dialogues for NPCs.
  • Ubisoft's La Forge studio is responsible for the project, and the program is called Ghostwriter. It will be used to create the first draft of NPC conversations that we hear in the background while exploring open worlds.
  • Ubisoft, of course, claims that the tool will assisst the screenwriters and give them "more time and freedom" to work on more important dialogues for main characters and cutscenes.
  • However, the French company's assurances do not convince the community, which has reacted very negatively to the studio's actions.

Below you can read some sample comments posted under the material shared by Ubisoft on YouTube.

"This will certainly save screenwriters the time most of them will need to find other work. Ubisoft really cares about it [stock price - ed. note]," wrote Chris vs The World.

"What a great way to make game worlds seem even more robotic and soulless," notes Boo.

"Imagine a public announcement that your studio has become lazy and just laid off 75% of its writing teams," writes Sourcery Wizard.

"Ubisoft's unbroken string of bad decisions is impressive at this point," comments Joshua Gonzalez.

It's hard to disagree with the last comment. In recent months, almost every action taken by Ubisoft seems to be criticized by public opinion. Is it rightfully so? That's a question you'll have to answer for yourself.

Nevertheless, a human will still have to watch over the aforementioned program and the meaningfulness of the dialogues it generates (as we can see in the video above), so the time savings that the developers boast about are not so obvious.

Kamil Kleszyk

Kamil Kleszyk

At deals with various jobs. So you can expect from him both news about the farming simulator and a text about the impact of Johnny Depp's trial on the future of Pirates of the Caribbean. Introvert by vocation. Since childhood, he felt a closer connection to humanities than to exact sciences. When after years of learning came a time of stagnation, he preferred to call it his "search for a life purpose." In the end, he decided to fight for a better future, which led him to the place where he is today.