Will a major video game released in 2026 have NPC dialogue generated on-the-fly by a Large Language Model?
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For a video game to count it must be:

  1. Released in 2026

  2. Be available on Steam

  3. Priced at at least $59.99 two months after release

  4. Must have a Steam "All reviews" rating of "Very Positive" two months after release.

Any amount of LLM-generated dialogue is sufficient, even if only one NPC character is controlled by it, and even if that character has some pre-written dialogue. The dialogue must be generated on-the-fly though (it can't just be completely generated beforehand in response to canned dialogue options from the player character).

Jan 12, 10:27am: Will a major video game released in 2026 have NPC dialogue generated by a Large Language Model? → Will a major video game released in 2026 have NPC dialogue generated on-the-fly by a Large Language Model?

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Q: does this include pre-generated and/or human-edited LLM writing?

Like, if I used an LLM to help me write some dialogue for some characters, does that count? Or are you only talking about a character who is generating text on-the-fly? (Oh, and what if they have a mixture of pre-written and AI-generated lines? Like there’s one character where one line of the dialogue tree leads to LLM-generated responses?)

@EMcNeill Thanks for the question, my intent was that a mixture of pre-written and AI-generated would count, but some of it would have to be on the fly, I'll edit the description.

@BoltonBailey I can see how my intent for the question is less likely than the initial description. @ManuSrinathHalvagal and @OperationIvy85, feel free to DM me for Manalinks for 23 and 18 mana respectively.