CD Projekt RED used AI to interchange a voice actor who had beforehand died in Cyberpunk 2077. Polish voice actor Miłogost Reczek voiced the character Viktor Vektor in Cyberpunk 2077, and handed away in 2021.
Reczek was a extremely popular actor in Poland, and his passing left CD Projekt RED with a query of what to do for the approaching Phantom Liberty enlargement.
In a press release to Bloomberg, CD Projekt RED defined the method of selecting to make use of AI, as localisation director Mikołaj Szwed “didn’t like” the thought of changing his efficiency with one other voice actor.
Szwed had an excessive amount of adoration for Reczek, and known as his efficiency within the recreation “stellar.”
A brand new voice actor was as an alternative then employed to file Viktor Vektor’s traces, and with the permission of Reczek’s household, a voice cloning software program known as Respeecher modified that actors voice to make it sound like Reczek.
Reczek’s household and sons “have been very supportive” of the thought, in response to CD Projekt RED, who didn’t undergo with it till they’d the household’s permission.
That AI is getting used extra in how the video games, or any of the leisure we devour, are made has been met with pleasure from some, and downright vitriol from others.
The truth appears to be that studios will proceed to make use of AI, and proceed to fumble in how AI is used. However a minimum of on this case, it appears to have been a device used nicely for preserving a side of the unique recreation, and the late Reczek’s efficiency, alive.
Supply – [Bloomberg]