Doesn't they say the same thing about photography when it was emerging? ;)
Agreed. This is just depressing and is a detriment to society. If this keeps advancing at its current rate, good art will be so trivial to generate that it won't be special anymore. Art will slowly morph into a banal distraction, with creating an original piece being as easy as applying an Instagram filter. The role of the human artist will change from a craftsperson to someone who picks a bunch of parameters, gives it to the AI, and chooses the best output. This type of technology is a threat to the very existence of art as a craft, will completely devalue artwork, and will make the journey of training to become an artist obsolete. I hate these researchers for what they're doing to a field that I love.
I disagree. There will always be demand for real artists. Like any other digital software, this is just a tool with the possibility to help artists create compelling worlds faster and add realism that would otherwise have taken days to make using other methods. As a 3D character artist, I would love to use this to create quick backdrops to place my characters in to enhance final renders.
Fumito Ueda, the director of Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and The Last Guardian, revealed that he is working on a new game of a similar scale to his previous legendary games.
A Japanese magazine Famitsu conducted an interview with Ueda who gave some details on his new studio genDesign and plans for its future. “We’re in a stage of various trials. This stage we’re in, where we’re actually making our ideas to test if they’re interesting or not,” the game dev guru told Famitsu (translated by Gematsu). “What we’re making now doesn’t feel like an indie game. We’re ultimately aiming for something on the scale of Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and The Last Guardian.”
Ueda’s latest game, The Last Guardian, was announced back in 2008 for the PlayStation 3. The game was released 8 years later on PS4, in 2016. The game designer then left Sony and Team ICO to build his new studio, genDesign.
Game Informer has also found an image on genDesign’s website which might be a small teaser for the project. Here it is:
It seems like we’ll have to wait for a while to learn more about the new project. Stay tuned for news!