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New The Witcher 3 Mod Uses AI To Create Original Voice Lines For Geralt Without His Voice Actor

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It's been nearly six years since we first received CD Projekt Red's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Adapting Andrzej Sapkowski's fantasy novels into an action-RPG, Geralt of Rivia's most recent adventure left a last impacting on players.

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Like many popular PC games, it's home to an active modding scene, and one player has created a new quest dubbed A Night To Remember. That follows on from the Blood and Wine expansion, dealing with Orianna, a vampire that feasts on orphan children. Though Geralt says he'll deal with her later, that never occurs, and this mod brings that to a conclusion.

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New The Witcher 3 Mod Uses AI To Create Original Voice Lines For Geralt Without His Voice Actor

As part of this, A Night To Remember features a surprising replication of Geralt's voice. Now, it's hardly strange that Geralt's voice actor, Doug Cockle, hasn't returned here, but rather than use another voice actor, Doug's been replaced with AI tech called Cybervoice, replicating Geralt's iconic speech to a high degree.

Though CyberVoice don't specify how their technology works, this is comparable to using a deep fake, and raises questions about the use of someone's image. You can check out the trailer above to see how it turned out.

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