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Unity has announced the new major version of its engine that will feature various improvements such as performance optimization and accelerated multiplayer game creation. However, the biggest highlight is the new AI tools for developers.
During the Unite 2023 conference, Unity announced Unity 6, the next version of its engine. With it, developers, among other things, will get early access to tools based on Unity Muse and Unity Sentis artificial intelligence.
The new episode of Games and Names, a games industry podcast launched by AppMagic in partnership with WN Media Group, is dedicated to the use of AI tools in game development and what the main limitations that come with it.
The guest of the new episode of the Games and Names podcast was Thomas Kriebernegg, co-founder of the page optimization service in App Radar app stores.
On October 23, the Generative AI For Business SF’23 business conference was held in San Francisco, dedicated to trends in the field of generative artificial intelligence. Its guests were representatives of companies such as Google, Amazon Web Services, Scenario, Confident AI, Layer.ai and NetEase.
Artificial intelligence-based tools will change the approach to game development, according to analysts from Morgan Stanley. In their opinion, AI will reduce the cost of creating and operating AAA titles by about 15%.
Generative AI For Business, a conference on working with neural networks and artificial intelligence, will be held in San Francisco on October 23. Among the speakers are leads Scenario.com , Luma AI, Layer AI, MongoDB, Lightspeed and many other companies.
Daedalic Entertainment studio commented on the words of Game Two publication sources claiming that the text apologizing for the unsuccessful release of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum was written using ChatGPT. She said it wasn't true.
How to find a common language with AI and what part of the work can really be delegated to neural networks without loss of quality," Andrey Novikov, an artist at ZiMAD, told in his column for App2Top.
In this article for Game World Observer, ZiMAD artist Andrey Novikov shares his insights on how to interact with AI tools and explains which parts of the work can be delegated to them without compromising quality.
Analytical company data.ai She shared preliminary figures on the mobile games market for the third quarter of 2023, which will end on September 30. We have selected the main thing from the report.
OpenAI has introduced the third generation of the DALL-E neural network for image generation. One of its key features is integration with the chat bot ChatGPT.
American consulting company Bain & The company conducted a study on the use of generative AI in game development. To do this, she interviewed 25 top managers from gaming companies from around the world.
The authors of the Midjourney neural network, which generates images based on a text description, earn well from their interest in AI. According to the sources of The Information, in 2023 the revenue of the company of the same name will exceed $ 200 million.
Tim Cain, co-creator of classic RPGs like Fallout and Arcanum, has opened up about AI and its role in game development. Here is what he thinks about how LLMs and other technologies can benefit humans rather than replace them.
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has opened up about the use of AI tools in game development. He also threw shade at Steam, saying that the EGS doesn’t ban titles for “using new technologies.”
Tim Sweeney is not against the Epic Games Store (EGS) releasing games created with the help of artificial intelligence. This was stated by the head of Epic Games in a comment to the developer’s tweet, who complained about the Steam rules.
In 2023, gamers from all over the world will spend about $ 194 billion on video games, analysts predict data.ai and IDC. Of this amount, $108 billion will be spent on games for mobile devices.
Imagendary Studios, led by a group of industry veterans, has reportedly been hit with mass layoffs, which affected most of its 54-person staff. The company hasn’t announced a single game in its three years of operation.
NetEase has released its financial report for the second quarter of 2023 ended June 30. The Chinese tech giant posted revenue and profit growth thanks to the steady performance of its gaming business.
On August 23, Revolution Software announced a remaster of the quest Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars, released in 1996. In an interview with Polygon, the head of the studio and the creator of the series, Charles Cecil, said that the studio would not have taken up the development of an updated version of the game if it had not had the opportunity to use neural networks.
Market intelligence platform InvestGame has shared a new report on deal activity in the games industry for the first half of 2023. Here are the key findings about the turbulent and generally deteriorating landscape.
The enhanced version of Quake II came out last week, offering updated graphics and even new content. Looking at all the technical and QoL improvements, it is safe to say that other companies would be better off taking a similar approach to rereleases and remasters of their old games.
The voice actor Henry Schrader (Henry Schrader) had claims against the developers of Paladins and SMITE. He stated that Hi-Rez Studios included a clause in the contract according to which it can use AI to copy the voices of actors. It is impossible to refuse this condition.
Since the beginning of the year, many gaming companies have been actively experimenting with artificial intelligence. IO Interactive is not one of them. In an interview with Gamereactor, representatives of the studio said that they adhere to a conservative approach and work on games without AI solutions.
The GamedevDou portal has compiled a portrait of a Ukrainian game developer. To do this, he interviewed 948 game dev specialists.
Analytical service data.ai published a report on the state of the mobile market in the first half of 2023. According to him, against the background of a significant increase in revenue from mobile applications, revenue from mobile games continues to fall.
Perhaps Steam has restrictions related to the use of artificial intelligence. Recently, a redditor under the nickname potterharry97 complained that his game was not allowed on the site due to the presence of AI-generated assets.
On June 27, Unity unveiled three AI-related projects: the AI Hub marketplace, the Unity Muse suite of AI tools, and a cross-platform solution that integrates AI into the runtime environment, Unity Sentis. Against this background, its shares rose by 15.38%.
Unity has begun to form its own AI ecosystem. She announced the launch of three projects related to artificial intelligence.
Hideo Kojima is not afraid of artificial intelligence. At the premiere of a documentary dedicated to the game designer, he said that AI will not be able to “get the upper hand” over humanity.
Electronic Arts (EA) has updated the list of risks to the company’s business, adding two items to it. She began to fear that her employees would unite in a trade union, and the authorities would regulate the AI market.
The Nau Engine team shared new details about the game engine. Among other things, she announced plans to add support for neural networks to the engine. She also thinks to give developers the opportunity to connect the necessary AI solutions to the Nau Engine themselves.
Playkot 2D artist Tatiana Mironova has detailed how the studio implemented image-generating tools into their pipeline to create UI elements for Spring Valley. Here is what the team learned during this process and what are the clear advantages and pitfalls of training your own models.
The recent announcement of Duke Nukem 1+2 Remastered for the Evercade portable console caused discontent among players. They noticed that the images in the advertisement were created by neural networks, and criticized the publisher of the remaster for disrespecting the project. Blaze Entertainment has already apologized for the incident.
Artificial intelligence is one of the most discussed topics in recent months. Bloomberg Intelligence estimated that against the background of such interest, the generative AI market will grow more than 32 times in ten years.
David Gaider, who was responsible for the scripts of the Dragon Age series of games, does not believe that neural networks can create high-quality dialogues for games. In his opinion, developers will waste a lot of effort trying to use AI technologies.
By using a neural network in conjunction with their own extension, the team at Skywaylab Studio was able to reduce their creatives’ production time from 20 to 2 days. Right now, the studio is focused on preparations for releasing its own tool for creating 2D animations to fit its new pipeline. Aleksey Emelyanov, one of Skywaylab’s founders, told us how that’s going to work.
NVIDIA has introduced a new set of AI—based tools – NVIDIA Avatar Cloud Engine for Games. It will help developers create more lively non-player characters.
Adobe has added Photoshop integration with Firefly, a family of neural networks that can generate art. Now the editor can “finish” the background according to the text description, as well as change, add and delete objects in images.
A series of free webinars in English AI Talks today at 17.00 in Istanbul starts the second issue of K. His guests will be Anatoly Strutinsky, an AI enthusiast, and Tom Pigott, CEO of the startup Ludo.ai (generates game concepts).
Last week, Nightdive Studios, working on a remake of System Shock, posted art on Twitter with SHODAN, an artificial intelligence from the game. The studio boasted that it created this image with the help of Midjourney. After that, she immediately came under a barrage of criticism.
The authors of GameMaker have announced plans to integrate a neural network into the engine. It will help developers with writing code, creating placeholders, restoring images, and other tasks.
Tomorrow, May 4, WN Media Group will launch a series of free webinars in English AI Talks. Every Thursday, experts in the field of artificial intelligence and neural networks will share insiders and the latest news in the field.
Blizzard Entertainment wants to simplify the creation of graphic elements for games. The Gamerant portal drew attention to the fact that the company has filed a patent for a technology that allows using AI to generate textures and other similar game assets.
Vera Velichko, CEO of OWL studio, spoke about the tasks in which neural networks can help CG artists today, and in which – you should not expect much from them.
Steam users were disappointed with the remake of The Portopia Serial Murder Case, a new Square Enix game that added a neural network. Within a day of its release, it received 90% negative reviews.
On June 7-8, two events will be held in Istanbul in close conjunction — the WN Conference and AI For Business. What to expect from them, we tell in our material.
Stability AI, the company that developed the neural network for generating Stable Diffusion images, has released the alpha of the StableLM language model. It can be used to generate both text and code.
WN Media Group has shared the first details about WN Belgrade’23, the upcoming conference for games industry professionals. The event is expected to bring together more than 400 companies and feature talks from renowned devs like Raphaël Colantonio.