Montreal, Canada – February, 12th 2018 – Audiokinetic Inc., the leading global provider of cross-platform audio solutions for the interactive media and gaming industries, today announced that VRstudios® has chosen to include Audokinetic’s Wwise® interactive audio platform into the “VRstudios Partner Showcase” program. This selection follows directly on the very compelling application of Wwise in VRstudios’ VRcade LBE attraction, “VR Showdown in Ghost Town,” for Knott’s Berry Farm.
This inclusion reflects the reality that interactive audio has become a must for high-end virtual reality attractions in commercial entertainment environments. VRstudios’ customers have been vocal about their requirement for the added realism that is only possible through the use of immersive audio.
“Commercial VR producers require high quality audio and specialized capabilities and have found that our Wwise technology meets their critical audio immersion requirements,” said Jacques Deveau, VP Business Development at Audiokinetic. “We are experiencing increasing demand for high quality VR audio for LBE projects and we are very excited to be working with VRstudios, a leader in the LBE VR industry, to provide Wwise technology to create an unprecedented, high quality and immersive VR experience for Knott's Berry Farm. This led the way to our deep partnership and selection for the VRstudios Partner Showcase.”
“VR Showdown in Ghost Town” is the first permanent, totally wireless, free-roaming, multi-player virtual reality experience offered in a U.S. based theme park. This one-of-a-kind, fully immersive experience offers a next generation virtual reality experience that combines competitive gaming elements with shared team goals. Armed with state-of-the-art wireless headsets and futuristic blasters, multiple players compete against one another as part of an unparalleled virtual reality adventure in which they embark on a time travel adventure, defending a futuristic version of Knott’s western town of Calico from robotic creations.
“We’ve been extremely pleased with the level of sonic immersion Wwise made possible in the ‘VR Showdown in Ghost Town’ experience,” said Chanel Summers, Vice President of Creative Development at VRstudios. “Having access to an advanced and feature-rich interactive audio solution for gaming enabled us to deliver a polished product on an aggressive timeline and we look forward to working with Audiokinetic again in the future.”
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 interactive experiences. Audiokinetic is headquartered in Montréal, QC, Canada and has a subsidiary in Tokyo, Japan, and Product Expert in China and Europe. www.audiokinetic.com
Wwise® is the most comprehensive audio middleware solution. It features an optimized run-time sound engine and an audio authoring application for creating and managing interactive audio content. Working with Wwise increases productivity and creativity while saving developers time and money across the audio production of any application.
VRstudios is the VR industry’s premier global provider of Location-Based Entertainment solutions. VRstudios is a turnkey VR solution provider that makes it easy for owners and operators of theme parks, family entertainment centers, cinemas and casinos to offer innovative virtual reality attractions to their guests. VRstudios’ Attraction Management Platform (AMP) enables quick installation and efficient operation of VR attractions. VRstudios launched in 2014 as the first company to offer out-of-home fully immersive VR with free-roaming, wireless and untethered, multi-player capabilities. www.vrstudios.com
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