Witcher 3 AI voice line simulation

June 2021
Updated: January 2022

The voice of a major character in The Witcher 3 game has been recreated without the permission of the voice actor, prompting accusations of copyright abuse.

Actor Doug Cockle's voice, which is used for the character Geralt, was recreated using Russian company Mind Simulation Lab's CyberVoice's speech synthesis technology.

The recreation also prompted concerns amongst voice actors and others about the use of AI voice technologies to replace jobs.

Operator: CD Projekt Red
Developer: Mind Simulation Lab
Country: USA
Sector: Media/entertainment/sports/arts
Purpose: Simulate voice dialogue
Technology: Voice synthesis
Issue: Employment - jobs; Copyright
Opacity: Consent