Blizzard Entertainment is rolling out an auto-generated graphics tool called Blizzard Diffusion
Following Ubisoft’s unveiling of an artificial intelligence tool named Ghostwriter, which allows for the automatic generation of unique natural dialogue for game NPCs, Blizzard Entertainment has recently introduced an internally-developed tool dubbed ‘Blizzard Diffusion’. This auto-generative image tool primarily aids in the creation of artistic concept designs that game development frequently necessitates.
Blizzard Entertainment’s Design Director, Allen Adham, elaborated on this tool in an internal letter, stating its role in swiftly constructing artistic concept images for game environments, characters, and props. The training data for this tool is sourced from Blizzard’s own game content, facilitating the rapid construction of artistic concept images for games such as “World of Warcraft” and “Diablo”.
Additionally, Blizzard Entertainment divulged plans to continuously roll out other AI development tools. These include features that allow the inclusion of more NPCs capable of autonomous dialogue and interaction, thereby expediting game development efficiency and enriching in-game content. Their future objectives extend to having AI assist in level design, code optimization, and even player misconduct management.
By incorporating artificial intelligence technology, Allen Adham anticipates enabling development teams to concentrate more acutely on the creation of game content. Simultaneously, it marks a significant shift in Blizzard Entertainment’s game development and management strategies.