Cyberpunk 2077’s not too long ago launched DLC Phantom Liberty makes use of an AI-edited voice to emulate the efficiency of a deceased actor, the studio has confirmed. The actor in query is Miłogost “Miłek” Reczek, who supplied the Polish-language voice of physician Viktor Vektor in a localized model of the unique recreation. He handed away in 2021 earlier than reprising his function for the DLC.
Information that AI can be used to approximate Reczek’s efficiency first emerged round a month in the past previous to the discharge of Phantom Liberty. However it gained widespread consideration this month after developer CD Projekt Crimson issued a press release explaining its resolution. Localization director Mikołaj Szwed says that the corporate thought of re-recording your complete function (each the unique recreation and DLC) with a substitute actor, however determined towards it to keep away from dropping Reczek’s efficiency.
“Miłek’s sons had been very supportive and gave us their permission to maneuver ahead with the mission”
As an alternative, the developer turned to voice cloning know-how supplied by Kyiv-based startup Respeecher. “We contacted his household for permission to create an algorithm from Miłek’s voice that might then be used over the efficiency of one other actor, who would report Viktor Vektor’s new voice strains,” Szwed says, including that the brand new strains had been carried out by Janusz Zadura “who tried to emulate Miłek’s type of talking.”
“Miłek’s sons had been very supportive and gave us their permission to maneuver ahead with the mission,” Szwed says.