YouTuber Adriac has been making fan-films for several different video games, however his latest creation has caught a lot of attention online. The amateur filmmaker has stepped outside the norm, to produce a trailer for the popular game Skyrim which uses 100% synthetic voice.
The Skyrim Trailer, which you can check out below uses a new ‘mod’ created for Skyrim called SKVA Synth by creator DanRuta. This mod acts as an “AI tool for high-quality voice acting synthesis using in-game voices from Bethesda games”, as the developer of the tool explains. This allows users of the tool to create new voice lines for the game using “neural speech synthesis”, loading in models that have been trained based on voices from several of the developers popular titles.
The tool allows users to adjust aspects like emotion and emphasis by changing the pitch and duration of individual letters.
All the audible dialogue in this video was generate by machine learning A.I.
Adriac wrote on Reddit, “I don’t think it will ever surpass a voice actor, but I think this could be incredible for the future to keep voice actors voices alive even hundreds of years after they’ve passed,”.
This is an exciting development for the Video Game modding community and shows the great progress that’s being made with the accessibility of Voice AI and Synthetic Voice. The introduction of Voice AI into the modding community opens up a lot of exciting doors for content creators to showcase their ability.