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Revolution Software Unleashes Cutting-Edge AI Tech for Epic Broken Sword Revamp

Revolution Software Utilizes Technology to Remake Broken Sword

Revolution Software has announced at Gamescom that they are bringing back the popular game, Broken Sword, with a full remake of “The Shadow of the Templars” and a future sixth title called “Parzival's Stone”. Charles Cecil, the mastermind behind Revolution Software, spoke to TRG about the studio's plans for the remake and the use of AI technology in the process.

During the interview, Cecil enthusiastically explained how the studio is embracing AI technology to upscale the game's animations. He acknowledged the concerns surrounding AI implementation but emphasized that they are using their own data and a team of talented animators to ensure the quality of the work. The AI system serves as a tool to assist the animators in recreating the characters and bringing them to life. Cecil emphasized that their intent is not to appropriate anyone's work, but rather to utilize the AI system to make the Broken Sword remake a reality.

Regarding the scope of the project, Cecil shed light on the significant time and cost savings achieved through AI technology. With over 70,000 animations to convert, manually remaking the would require an extensive amount of time and resources. By leveraging AI, the team can focus on the creative aspects of the animations while the AI takes care of the repetitive tasks. This approach allows them to assemble a team of highly skilled animators and allocate their time to refining expressions and adding depth to the characters.

Although Cecil was coy about confirming a remake of Broken Sword 2, his remarks strongly suggest that the team is considering expanding their remake efforts to the second game as well. While some may have reservations about AI technology infiltrating game development, in this case, it appears to be a pragmatic means of giving a beloved game the modernized re-release it deserves.

While eagerly awaiting the release of the Broken Sword remake, gamers can explore other RPGs or delve into the world of multiplayer games on PC to keep themselves entertained. Revolution Software's use of AI technology in the game development process demonstrates how AI can be utilized in combination with human talent to enhance and streamline the creative process.

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