BioWare Corp. adopts Wwise® for upcoming MMO

Montreal, Canada– December 12, 2007– Audiokinetic Inc., a leading audio solution provider for the video game industry, announced today that BioWare Austin, a development studio of BioWare Corp®, will use Audiokinetic’s audio solution, Wwise, as one of the technology tools used in the development of its upcoming Massively Multiplayer Online game (MMO).

“Wwise provided our team with a sophisticated and complete audio development tool for our online game experience,” says Gordon Walton, Co-Studio Director, BioWare Austin.“We wanted a complete authoring environment that would facilitate the development of a rich audio experience, and we’ve found Wwise to be a great fit.”

Another key factor in the selection was the support that Audiokinetic offers, and the opportunity that is given to BioWare to influence the choice of new functionalities in Wwise.“Over the time, our online game will evolve and so will our needs,“says Gordon Walton.“We see Audiokinetic as a excellent partner who has the capability to bring us more tools in the future that will help us create an unrivalled gaming experience.”

About Audiokinetic

Audiokinetic develops audio solutions for the video game industry. With Wwise, our integrated audio pipeline solution, we are setting new standards in audio production. This cost-efficient middleware increases productivity and simplifies the development process. Using Wwise, game developers have the flexibility, toolsets, and workflow necessary to dramatically advance the gaming experience. Audiokinetic is based in Montreal, QC, Canada.

About BioWare

BioWare Corp®. is an electronic entertainment company which develops computer, console, handheld and online video games focused on rich stories and memorable characters. Since 1995, BioWare® has created some of the world's best-selling titles including the award-winning Baldur's Gate™ and Neverwinter Nights™ series, as well as the 2003 Game of the Year, Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic™. Original BioWare-created IPs include the 2005 RPG of the Year, Jade Empire™ and the award winning Mass Effect™ with next-generation titles like Dragon Age™ currently in development. With studios in Edmonton, Canada, and Austin, Texas, BioWare is also hard at work on several unannounced projects including a massively multiplayer online game. For more information on BioWare, visit

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Leo Olebe

BioWare Austin

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