AI game company, Auxman is partnering with metaverse platform Oorbit to bring metaverse gaming to LG Electronics. Through the partnership, Auxman’s Auxworld will soon allow users to instantaneously build multiplayer games. Auxworld will create these games using generative AI. Users need only enter a text prompt, much like with image generative AIs.
According to Auxman, Auxworld will let users easily create infinite multiplayer game sessions utilising various IP styles and assets. Additionally, Auxworld users can share their creations with friends and the community.
Auxman states it will offer users an affordable way to engage in gaming. Affordability may give Auxworld a serious advantage. During the PlayStation 2’s prime, most new games typically sold for $50, compare that to the PlayStation 5’s standard price of 69.99 for new titles and it’s clear that gaming is becoming an increasingly expensive hobby. And that’s before adding peripherals like the upcoming PSVR2 headset.
Auxworld Brings personalization to gaming
Auxman also expresses that traditional gaming lacks the personalisation found in social media platforms. Likewise, studios often take several years to create a new game. Even games that allow for self-expression have limited options. Auxworld plans to bring true personalisation to games with Auxworld. The platform will soon be available via LG smart TVs throughout the United States.
“Auxworld revolutionises the development of virtual worlds and gameplay by providing a simple and streamlined way for anyone to build a completely immersive, engaging and social experience. Only by expanding the definition of ‘game creator’ to anyone with a desire to socialise and express themselves through games can we truly make our online life more engaging and immersive,” says CEO and co-founder of Auxuman Negar Shaghaghi. “Through this partnership with LG and Oorbit, we give LG customers the very first opportunity to bring personalised gaming to their own living rooms.”
While it does sound intriguing, it is unlikely these AI generative games will have anywhere near the depth and originality players expect from AAA game titles. Despite having a library of assets and IP styles at its disposal, generative AI isn’t advanced enough to create groundbreaking blockbuster games, at least not yet.
Generative AI threatens jobs
However, Auxworld does add to the growing number of jobs that may soon face AI competition. Artists and writers are already fearful for the future of their careers thanks to generative AIs. Allegedly, OpenAI is hiring a plethora of entry-level coders to teach its code-generating AI codex to write better code. If Auxworld is successful, sound engineers and game designers may also feel the threat of losing their jobs to generative AIs. While the app is yet to launch, anyone can sign up for the mailing list on the Auxworld website.