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Whisker Squadron: Survivor Vows No AI in Plans to Add VO

Written by Joshua P. | Edited by Brianna T. | Images by Yousef E. | January 12th, 2024, 3:57 PM CST


Aaron San Filippo, developer of Whisker Squadron: Survivor, took to Twitter/X on January 10th, 2024, to express interest in adding voices to his game. Aaron mentioned “…we’re not going to use f***ing AI to do it.”

In the rise of AI voice overs, genuine VO artists have expressed concern, especially since SAG-AFTRA struck a deal with Replica Studios to provide AI-generated voice over work for video games.

Independent developers like Mr. Filippo clearly identify the risk AI poses to art. Replies to his message about not using AI in Whisker Squadron: Survivor were met with enthusiastic replies of readers willing to lend their voice to the project.





Aaron mentions that “AI voices are a technical marvel, and also like most current AI creative endeavors, lifeless and ethically dubious.” This sentiment is echoed by voice actors such as Roger Clark, voice of Arthur Morgan from Red Dead Redemption 2, in a video saying “If you keep sharing this rubbish, I promise you, sooner than you think, it’ll be all you have left.”

In the rise of AI threatening various creative careers, here at Yesterday’s Games, we tip our hat to Mr. Filippo for sticking to his morals in a time of creative upheaval across the board. You can play Whisker Squadron: Survivor in early access on Steam right now.


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