Fans outraged as Xbox uses AI artwork to promote indie games

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(Image credit: ID@Xbox via X)

With AI art gaining popularity over the past few years, the controversy surrounding it has also grown. Microsoft has recently come under fire after it was caught using AI-generated artwork on its X account ID@Xbox – a faction of its gaming section focused on promoting indie games and developers. 

While many creatives have embraced AI tools for productivity, fans have noted the irony of supporting indie devs while simultaneously using AI to create promotional artwork. It doesn't help that the post was suitably basic and uninspired – arguably not the best way to celebrate indie games and the artists behind them.  

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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.