January 10, 2024

Wednesday Gaming – AI, Twitch Lay-Offs, Halo and MORE!

Catch up on the latest news, rumours and announcements from the world of video games, tech and entertainment:

– Valve has announced that developers who make use of AI to create their games must disclose how much AI content these games incorporate before they can be published on Steam. Should these games include “illegal or infringing content” that violates Steam’s AI policy, players have the option to report it.

– In other AI-related news, American game publisher Wizards of the Coast confirmed that while it did use AI components to enhance a marketing image that promoted “Magic: The Gathering”, they added that “a human did the work to create the overall image.”

– At least 500 employees are set to be laid off from Twitch either on Wednesday, 10 January, or sometime this week. This cut, which represents 35% of the livestreaming platform’s workforce, will reportedly leave it with approximately 930 employees.

– According to the LinkedIn profiles of former 343 Industries employees, including Justin Dinges and Ian Slutz, the company has been working on a yet-to-be-announced “Halo” game since 2022. What’s more, this game is rumoured to be created using Unreal Engine 5.

Check in again next week for the latest video game news – ’til then, keep up the button-mashing!