Breaking: EA May Let Players to Voice Their In-Game Characters

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  • January 5, 2024
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Electronic Arts (EA) has come up with a new idea for gaming – they have created a special technology that might let players use their own voices for the characters in the games they play. This is part of EA’s ongoing work to bring cool and new things to the world of gaming.

The gaming world always tries out new and cool things to make games better, and EA has been a big part of that. They have made special inventions over the last few years. In April 2023, they came up with a way for the music in games to change based on how players feel. In 2022 and 2021, they also made systems to make game characters and actions more real and fun. Now, with their latest idea, it looks like they want to keep bringing new and exciting stuff to gaming.

According to a report from Very Ali Gaming, it seems like EA has created something cool. They have come up with a way for players to use their own voices to make their in-game characters talk. The special technology they have patented uses different tools to copy the player’s voice and make the game character say things in the player’s voice. It’s like turning players into the voices behind their game characters, and it could make games more interesting in different ways.

The procedure of this cool technology: First, players type in what they want their game character to say. This goes into a special tool called a synthesizer module. This tool takes the typed words and turns them into the kind of voice the game needs, like the player’s voice. Then, this voice info goes to another tool called a voice converter. This tool mixes it with the player’s voice style to make the in-game character talk in the player’s own voice. It’s like magic for making characters sound just like the players want!

President Shuntaro Furukawa, while talking to reporters online, mentioned that the company is happy about how well the Super Mario cartoon movie did. It’s the first movie Nintendo directly produced.

The new idea of EA has made some gamers worried. They don’t like the thought of their in-game characters talking with their own voices. People on Reddit’s r/GamingLeaksAndRumors are saying that they would rather use a famous person’s voice for their character instead of their own.

However, there’s a problem – using a celebrity’s voice like that could lead to copyright issues. This happened before with voice actor Paul Eiding when fans recreated his voice using AI without his permission.

EA’s new idea might bring both good and not-so-good outcomes when it comes to how characters in games sound. The end result could be awesome, like the voices in Disco Elysium and The Last of Us games, or not so great, like Peter Dinklage’s performance as Destiny’s AI companion, Ghost, and the original Resident Evil game. But, for now, we will have to wait and see if this cool technology actually becomes something gamers can use or not.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts, commonly known as EA, is an American video game company based in Redwood City, California. It was founded in 1982 by Trip Hawkins and played a significant role in the early days of home computer games. They were one of the first to highlight the creative minds behind their games, calling them “software artists.”

EA is a big player in the world of digital entertainment, boasting over 400 million players across 200 countries. They’re famous for franchises like The Sims, FIFA, Madden NFL, Battlefield, Need for Speed, and Star Wars. They don’t just stick to traditional gaming—they also create games for mobile devices, like Plants vs. Zombies and Bejeweled.

Their focus is on giving players the best gaming experience possible, and they invest a lot in research and development. EA is known for introducing innovative features to the gaming industry.

Besides making and publishing games, EA runs other businesses like EA Sports, which specializes in sports video games, DICE, a developer of first-person shooter games; and BioWare, known for role-playing games.