Enchanting Witcher 3 Fans
Berlin, 27 January, 2021
European AI games start-up Fridai steals a march on its competitors with the latest update to the GPT-3 interactivity feature. What does this mean for gamers everywhere? Two words: Witcher 3.
The story starts in Berlin in 2019. A simple idea is developed by friends (and hardcore gamers) Mark Englehardt, Adam Balogh and Balint Mrakovics was voted Voice Product of the Year by Product Hunt. In 2021, Fridai is bringing even more to the gamer with it’s latest update for Witcher 3 “Fridai is an already successful tool thanks to its voice assisted support, but we wanted more and with GPT-3 we’ve added even more interactivity through Witcher 3.” says Fridai’s CEO Mark Englehardt. “Strategies for video games can never be the same again.”
Besides an increasing competition for endless strategies and solutions, 3 trends are driving game development and gameplay for 2021: voice assistants, coaches and companions to get gamers that much closer to the action.
Newzoo recently published stats about how players play regardless of their genre or interests and of the 1.6bn players worldwide, 20% or 300 million players were impacted by some kind of distraction while gaming, and for Witcher 3 fans this couldn’t have come at a better time. “Questions like: how much XP can I get for The Beast of White Orchard quest, or give me tips to defeat the Griffin are all answered by Fridai. We also developed a custom speech engine, which we trained for Witcher 3 character names and monster names, thus we can understand these game-specific pronunciations.” Fridai’s CPO Balint Mrakovics says.
Want to know more? Join Mark for his presentation The Future of AI — All About the Gamers on Tue 9 Feb 2021 15:00 – 15:20 GMT at PocketGamer Connects Digital #5. “This is such a great opportunity for Fridai to be involved with a worldwide game events provider in this way. We’re super-stoked to be involved with Steel Media and PocketGamer Connects for their online event. What a way to start 2021!“
Fridai is an in-game assistant that gives gamers the right answer at the right time by making gaming guides more interactive with GPT-3 – now available for the Witcher 3. Fridai is available from Microsoft Store and the current Witcher 3 update can only be used with Witcher 3 for PC. Fridai is for gamers – by gamers, and completely voice activated – a natural extension of gaming.