Video game developer Ubisoft revealed that it is using an Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool to write dialogue for some of its video games. The developer is behind titles such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry and For Honor.
The AI program, also known as Ubisoft Ghostwriter, was developed by Ubisoft to support scriptwriters in laying out the first draft of dialogue for its developing titles.
The company announced the news via a trailer, detailing the program’s capabilities. Ubisoft said that the Ghostwriter was designed to save scriptwriters’ time and not to totally write out the dialogue on its own.
“Introducing Ubisoft Ghostwriter, an AI tool developed in-house that aims to support our scriptwriters by generating the first draft of our NPC barks – the phrases or sounds made by NPCs when players interact with the game world,” Ubisoft said in a statement. “This tool was created hand-in-hand with scriptwriters to create more realistic NPC interactions by generating variations on a piece of dialogue.”
“See how our teams will use AI to handle repetitive tasks, and free up time to work on other core game elements.”
Other video game companies are employing AI tools, such as Roblox, which shared that it would be using AI assistance to help its developer team generate the code behind the game at the latest Game Developer’s Conference.