GTA 5 Voice Actor Lashes Out Against AI Chatbot Of His Voice, Calls It “Garbage”

"Absolutely nothing cool about ripping people off with some lame estimation of my voice," said Michael De Santa's voice actor in the tweet.

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  • GTA 5 voice actor Ned Luke has called out an AI company for using his voice without consent.
  • The AI chatbot has since been removed following the controversy.
  • All the tweets regarding the AI chatbot have also been removed.

Ned Luke, Michael De Santa’s voice actor from GTA 5, has called out an AI chatbot for using his voice without permission. WAME, an AI company, had posted a tweet asking if there were any GTA fans around who’d like to have a conversation with Michael De Santa from GTA 5. Ned Luke lashed out at WAME’s tweet, saying that there’s “absolutely nothing cool about ripping people off with some lame computer estimation” of his voice.

The original tweet by WAME has since been deleted. (Source: PCGamesN)
The original tweet by WAME has since been deleted. (Source: PCGamesN)

The tweet by WAME has since been deleted, alongside other promotional tweets of the controversial chatbot. Ned Luke also advised everyone not to waste their time on this “garbage.” Furthermore, the GTA 5 voice actor also tagged Rockstar Games and SAG-AFTRA‘s Twitter/X accounts on his tweet to get their attention on the issue.

WAME sent their official statement to PCGamesN regarding the recent controversy. According to the statement, WAME revealed that it had removed the AI chatbot following Luke’s response, expressing its “profound understanding and concern.” The AI company also said it was committed to protecting the “rights of voice actors and creators while advancing ethical AI practices.”

The three protagonists from GTA 5.
The three protagonists from GTA 5.

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GTA 5 has been a massively popular game to this day, ever since its initial launch in 2013. Recently, Rockstar Games released a trailer for GTA 6, which gained an outstanding amount of views in just 24 hours. The next iteration in the franchise, therefore, is set to launch in 2025 for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X. No concrete release date is yet known, though. 

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