Ninja Theory, the developer behind the Hellblade series, denies that it will replace human voice actors with AI.
In response to a Twitter user who asked if the studio would do such a thing, Ninja Theory stated, “No. For clarity, we use this AI technology for placeholder content only to help us understand things like time and location early in development. We then collaborate with real actors whose performances are critical to bringing our stories to life.”
No. For clarity, we use this AI technology for placeholder content only to help us understand things like time and location in early development. We then collaborate with real actors whose performances are critical to bringing our stories to life.
– Ninja Theory (@TeoríaNinja) September 23, 2022
This clarification comes after a report about the use of AI in video games and a company called Altered AI, whose goal is to provide game developers with tools to create professional voice acting.
One of Altered AI’s clients is Ninja Theory, and the report highlights the irony that Senua’s actress Melina Juergens got the role even though she was the studio’s video editor because they didn’t have technology like this during the stage. of prototype. The report also mentions that Curve Games has used AI voice technology to the ascent.
AI has always been in video games, such as including them as opponents in combat. Big companies like Sony has been investing more on AI and development of AI agents that can play alongside human players. Ninja Theory is working on several games right now, including Senua Saga: Hellblade II other Project: Mary. The former has been confirmed to release on Xbox Series X|S and PC, while the latter only has a trailer so far. Neither project has a solid release date yet.