Friday, August 3, 2018

The End of Voice Actors?

Text to speech apps, such as Amazon Polly, are becoming more common in games where users have to interact heavily with NPCs such as RPGs. Why pay hundred of thousands of dollars for voice actors when a software can do this at a fraction of the price?

This is not to say that all characters in games would be automated but everything, outside of the main characters, could. The voices are now so life like that some games, like Elder Scroll Online, have implemented this system without most, including myself, noticing it. (If you look at one of the intro screens, of ESO, you'll see that they have used some of that technology in the game).

Who knew that text to speech would become so lifelike that it could fool people into believing they’re real. Will the animated films of tomorrow be voiced by computers or will it remain in the gaming realm… time will tell.

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