Xbox has officially announced its multi-year partnership with the AI gaming services company Inworld “to build AI game dialogue & narrative tools at scale.” The announcement was made in a recent Microsoft blogpost from Xbox’s general manager of gaming AI Haiyan Zhang. The partnership will reportedly combine both companies’ resources, strengths, and expertise “to deliver an accessible, responsibly designed multi-platform AI toolset to assist and empower creators in dialogue, story & quest design.” The tools will reportedly include an AI design copilot that turns “prompts into detailed scripts, dialogue trees, quests and more,” and An AI character runtime engine that enables “entirely new narratives with dynamically-generated stories, quests, and dialogue.” This partnership will essentially result in more games utilizing AI software and solutions to create stories and quests.
Today, we announced a partnership with @Xbox.
— Inworld AI (@inworld_ai) November 6, 2023
The full details of the Xbox Inworld partnership via the website:
At Xbox, we believe that with better tools, creators can make even more extraordinary games. Today, we are announcing a multi-year partnership with Inworld AI, an M12-portfolio company, to build AI game dialogue & narrative tools at scale.
This partnership will bring together: Inworld’s expertise in working with generative AI models for character development, Microsoft’s cutting-edge cloud-based AI solutions including Azure OpenAI Service, Microsoft Research’s technical insights into the future of play, and Team Xbox’s strengths in revolutionizing accessible and responsible creator tools for all developers.
Together, we aim to deliver an accessible, responsibly designed multi-platform AI toolset to assist and empower creators in dialogue, story & quest design. The toolset will include:
An AI design copilot that assists and empowers game designers to explore more creative ideas, turning prompts into detailed scripts, dialogue trees, quests and more.
An AI character runtime engine that can be integrated into the game client, enabling entirely new narratives with dynamically-generated stories, quests, and dialogue for players to experience.
As with all creators tools we make at Xbox, our goal is to deliver state-of-the-art AI tools for game developers of any size, anywhere in the world and on every platform where players want to play. We want to help make it easier for developers to realize their visions, try new things, push the boundaries of gaming today and experiment to improve gameplay, player connection and more. We will collaborate and innovate with game creators inside Xbox studios as well as third-party studios as we develop the tools that meet their needs and inspire new possibilities for future games.
Our approach to AI is based on three principles: meaningful innovation, empowering people and organizations, and responsibility. We are committed to creating responsible AI by design, building on Microsoft’s AI principles and Microsoft’s Responsible AI Standard. And we continue our ongoing commitment to bring intentional, inclusive practices and thinking to everything we do at Xbox.
Partnering with Inworld is an important step in our journey to empower game developers. We look forward to sharing more as we empower game creation with AI.