ReadSpeaker Unveils Runtime TTS Plugin for Unreal and Unity Games

ReadSpeaker today launched a multi-platform Runtime Text-to-Speech (TTS) Plugin for Unreal and Unity game engines.

With the ReadSpeaker TTS plugin, game developers can leverage a single runtime TTS solution across multiple platforms, allowing them to add screen narration, audio description, and more to their games. The plugin can also be used to give a voice to AI-based non-player characters (NPCs) and prototype character lines during development.

By leveraging the ReadSpeaker runtime TTS plugin, Unity and Unreal game developers can create and edit speech for audio cues and narration with near zero latency. Developers do not need to produce and manage individual audio files and can code speech directly into the game, and players can have text read aloud to them with near zero latency and have in-game chat messages narrated to them.

"ReadSpeaker's runtime TTS plugin is a game changer for developers and players alike," said Conor Bradley, director of Soft Leaf Studios, in a statement. "For developers, the plugin enables a streamlined workflow, allowing them to test, trigger, and retest quickly without the need to wait for outside feedback. And because the plugin comes with pre-made voice adjusters, coding needs are reduced. For players, the TTS plugin enables them to personalize the game to their needs, improving accessibility for those who need it."

"Digital environments and the development of the Metaverse are becoming ever more limitless, putting pressure on developers to deliver higher-quality experiences for players—especially when it comes to voice," said Matt Muldoon, North American president at ReadSpeaker, in a statement. "By powering these digital environments with AI and TTS and automating prospective expansions, developers are able to create unique experiences each time for each player. Our Runtime TTS plugin for Unity and Unreal game engines gives developers and players the ability to fully immerse themselves in these digital worlds as they continue to expand and become more powerful."

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