Square Enix embraces AI art despite industry backlash

Foamstars trailer art
(Image credit: Square Enix)

Games publisher Square Enix has announced that it will include AI-generated assets in its new multiplayer online shooter 'Foamstars'. While the company states that the use of AI is minimal, the transparency around its usage has caused a stir online – especially in the wake of frequent controversy over AI art. 

With mounting fears that AI is replacing artists, seeing a games publisher embrace the controversial technology is certainly a little disconcerting. While a small use of AI in game development is anticipated (whether we like it or not), concerns arise regarding where we draw the line. 

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.