through its spokesperson Bandai Namco The company categorically denied the allegations used artificial intelligence to generate lines of dialogue for English dubbing Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm. Rather, the poor quality of this result can be attributed to “inconsistencies during editing.”
For those who don’t know what we’re talking about, last week several players complained about the game by sharing gameplay footage online.unconvincing comment Some dialogue and jokes from the American voice actors who worked on the localization of Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storms Connections.
The controversy took an unexpected turn when Naruto voice actor Maile Flanagan revealed in a now-deleted post on X that she did not record some of the jokes shared by players online. He wasn’t the only one, as Kawaki’s American voice, Michael Schwalbe, said the same thing.
The suspicion has therefore arisen that Bandai Namco is using AI to create voice lines from scratch using voice actors’ vocal timbres, a hypothesis we have explained to you is not very credible due to the contractual agreements associated with this technology. preventing such operations without the consent of the actors.
Bandai Namco’s denial
However, now a denial has come from Bandai Namco through its spokesperson, who also added that the company is working on a new solution. Patch to fix vocal lines of low quality.
“About reports that some voice lines in Naruto have been damaged and burned.”
“We are sorry that this has caused concern among Naruto fans and the voice community. We are currently working to fix the voice lines in question, which will be patched in the near future.”
Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connection has been available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC since November 17. We recommend reading our fighting game review if you haven’t already.