Ubisoft Is Letting Fans Voice NPCs In Assassin's Creed Shadows

Ubisoft Is Letting Fans Voice NPCs In Assassin’s Creed Shadows

  • Fans can enter Ubisoft’s TikTok dubbing competition to potentially voice Assassin’s Creed Shadows NPCs.
  • The game’s cutscenes are used as the backing track for fan duets, with the victors getting to voice a “secondary NPC” in their native tongue.
  • It continues a trend that Ubisoft has started in recent years of looking to fans for development material—a move that has previously drawn criticism for being morally questionable.

Fans will have the opportunity to voice an NPC in Assassin’s Creed Shadows thanks to a dubbing competition that Ubisoft has announced will take place on TikTok over the course of the next few days.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows is now the subject of a lot of criticism and hate, but Ubisoft is aware that the series has some devoted fans who would jump at the chance to contribute in any manner to the game’s development. For this reason, it has chosen to host a dubbing competition on TikTok for the upcoming few weeks, hoping to cast some of its fans as the voices of the game’s many NPCs.

The “Assassin’s Creed Shadows Dubbing Challenge” was revealed in a TikTok video. It will begin today and run through July 2. Fans will have to record a duet in which they read the screenplay as a dub while interpreting one of the many cutscenes on Ubisoft’s official account. After participants tag their videos, Ubisoft will choose the top voice actor in each language to voice an NPC in the game.

Fans Can Now Vote for NPCs in Assassin’s Creed Shadows, According to Ubisoft

It’s true that all of the primary characters and NPCs have professional voices, and that the NPCs these individuals will be voicing are labeled as “secondary NPCs” by Ubisoft, but it still seems a little odd that Ubisoft is essentially hiring fans to perform labor for them unpaid. While it may be interesting to observe a voice acting session, these individuals are performing work that would typically be performed by professional voice actresses and should be compensated for their services.

It’s also important to note that this is not the first time Ubisoft has asked fans for content for its games; back in 2018, the firm faced criticism for obtaining Beyond Good and Evil 2’s soundtrack and artwork from Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Hitrecord. Instead of being an enjoyable endeavor to involve fans in production, the submission process appeared to be fan exploitation, and those that contributed material were not even assured of money for their efforts.

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