Cyberpunk 2077 Used AI to Replace a Deceased Actor

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In a suitably cyberpunk twist, CD Projekt Red used AI to replicate the voice of Polish actor, Miłogost Reczek, who passed away in 2021 for his character’s appearance in the recent Phantom Liberty expansion of Cyberpunk 2077. Notably, this course of action was taken with the consent of Reczek’s family, according to a report from Bloomberg. Reczek played ripperdoc Viktor Vektor, who appears in several main and side quests throughout Cyberpunk 2077. CD Projekt Red initially considered replacing him for the expansion and re-recording his lines in the original game, but “we didn’t like this approach,” said localization director Mikołaj […]

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