Erfurt, Germany / Montréal, Canada – January 6, 2014 – Audiokinetic Inc., the leading global provider of cross-platform audio solutions for the interactive media and gaming industries and IOSONO, leading provider of audio technologies for the game and consumer electronics industries, today announce their new partnership. IOSONO’s new sound technology PROXIMITY will be integrated in Wwise 2014.1, the upcoming version of Audiokinetic’s acclaimed game audio middleware, to be released in early 2014.
PROXIMITY has been developed put the player into the acoustic epicenter of the game action, breaking through the limitations of conventional stereo and surround sound systems. By letting audio events appear with unparalleled intensity right next to the player’s ear, an ultra-precise, lifelike perception of important game audio effects such as shots, voices, explosions or environmental sounds is achieved. This new technology not only leads to better playing performance, but opens up new ways of storytelling for game developers and publishers. Any sounds that are relevant for gameplay are more important and can be used in a targeted manner to dramatically unfold the video game’s entire potential.
“When I heard PROXIMITY for the first time, I was very impressed. The accuracy and naturalness are unparalleled. With the integration of PROXIMITY into Wwise, we will provide game developers with an exciting new tool that fits into their existing Wwise workflow,” says Martin H. Klein, Founder, President and CEO at Audiokinetic.
Using the new Wwise PROXIMITY plugin, game audio designers will be able to assign various PROXIMITY effects to game sounds. “Audiokinetic has a great standing in the game developer community and we are very proud that our technology will be seamlessly integrated into Wwise. We look forward to provide the ultimate game audio technology to gamers and developers, truly redefining playing experience and performance”, adds Olaf Stepputat, CEO of IOSONO.
Audiokinetic sets new standards in audio production for interactive media and games. The company’s middleware solutions, including the award-winning Wwise® and SoundSeed®, empower sound designers and audio programmers with a cost effective, comprehensive authoring tool and audio engine for creating innovative game experiences. Audiokinetic is headquartered in Montréal, QC, Canada and has an office in Tokyo, Japan.
Wwise® is the most comprehensive audio middleware solution. It features a tight integration of Audiokinetic’s advanced audio authoring tool and robust sound engine. Working with Wwise increases productivity and creativity while saving game developers time and money across the audio production of any game title.
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IOSONO is an innovative provider of 3D audio solutions for consumer electronics and professional audio. Based in Erfurt, Germany, IOSONO is the technology leader in the area of 3D Audio, following both a technically advanced and user friendly approach when designing its software and hardware products. We develop and use unique sound technologies that set us apart from the competition.
PROXIMITY is a new technology developed by IOSONO. It is based on years of development and experience with its patented IOSONO WFS (WaveField Synthesis) technology and its object-based sound reproduction. PROXIMITY goes beyond the approach of WFS by featuring IOSONO’s latest developments. Thus, sound effects can be placed with unparalleled precision and intensity within the listening space. PROXIMITY makes it possible to experience a unique sound environment directly at home.
IOSONO press contact:
Katja Lehmann, Marketing Manager
Phone: +49 361 / 51143-674