Published on November 16th, 2023
Here Are Five Important Takeaways:
- Microsoft’s Partnership with Inworld AI
- AI-Powered Tools for Developers
- Advanced AI Capabilities
- Developer Choice
- Potential for Controversy
Microsoft Explores Integrating Generative AI Across Its Product Range, Including Xbox Games
Microsoft has recently established a partnership with Inworld AI, a renowned player in AI-generated NPCs.
The tech giant’s aim is to leverage Inworld AI’s expertise to develop tools for Xbox game developers, facilitating the creation of AI-generated characters, narratives, and quests.
These tools will encompass an “AI design copilot” and an AI character engine. The copilot seems to assist with scriptwriting and dialogues, while the character engine can generate stories, quests, and dialogues.
Inworld AI claims that its character engine is capable of providing NPCs with “unscripted dialogues, emotionally nuanced performances, and contextual awareness.”
The company also asserts that its technology can inject a game with “infinite replayability.” In essence, these characters can respond to players much like a chatbot responds to user queries.
While Microsoft is introducing Inworld’s tools to Xbox, it appears that the ultimate decision lies with the developers. Microsoft is presenting these AI-powered tools as an optional resource.
Similar to Microsoft 365 Copilot, these tools are intended to serve as aids that developers can choose to use if they see fit. Nonetheless, the utilization of such tools may spark controversy among players.
A recent incident with “The Finals,” an upcoming first-person shooter that underwent an open beta, revealed the game’s use of AI-generated voices, raising concerns voiced by WGA and SAG-AFTRA.
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