15 September, 2015

Get Your Own Personalised Trailer For Destiny The Taken King

Come along and watch as Bungie condenses almost five days of my play time into a one minute video! It really reaffirmed my belief that it was time well spent… 

On the eve of The Taken Kings’ launch, Bungie rolled out a new section of the Destiny website; The Legend of You. Just slap your PSN ID or Xbox Live Gamertag into the field, select which of your characters you want to be used, and sit back as it generates a personalised trailer just for you. Naturally, you can then share it via Twitter, Facebook, or by URL, here’s mine;

Bombardier MadManxMan1, The Unbound has seen his fair share of the Destiny landscape; he’s got a Fallen kill/death ratio 320.12, and his longest Crucible kill was made at 170 meters, that puts him within the top 3% of all Guardians.

The video uses stock footage and flashes a series of statistics about your character, all the kind of numbers that can be found on the Destiny companion app, it then generates a title presumably based on your achievements and statistics. The technology behind this is intrigues me, no doubt it has been around in some form for a while, but it’s the first time I’ve encountered it. I remember remarking how cool I thought the personalised advertisement was in the seaborne city of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and this is literally that. I’m both, amazed that it’s possible to pull that data, enter that data, then render a video in just a few seconds, and also slightly terrified, because we’ve all that moment of pause when you’ve been website hopping, then see a banner populated with items you’ve viewed on a previous website. I don’t think it’s too farfetched to imagine a world of advertising where short videos are rendered on the fly containing your basic information, but for the moment (and for me) at least, it’s a novelty!

Generated your own trailer? I would love to see just how varied the data and titles are, feel free to drop a link in the comments below, or share it to me on Twitter!

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