23rd May, 2013
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Melbourne – 23rd May, 2013 - Firelight Technologies today announced that its cutting edge audio technology has been optimized to support Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The high performance processor and dedicated Scalable Hardware Audio Processing Engine (SHAPE) is fully utilized by FMOD Studio to deliver next generation audio for the next generation of games. Authorized Xbox One developers and publishers can download an evaluation today. “We’re thrilled to be working with Turn 10 on the Forza Motorsport franchise for Xbox One. They’re really pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in game audio.” said Raymond Biggs, lead developer for FMOD Studio. “They’re doing things in Forza Motorsport 5 that just weren’t possible with the last generation of consoles and audio tools. I know gamers are going to be blown away.” For more information about FMOD Studio and Xbox One support, please visit the FMOD website ( www.fmod.com).
Firelight Technologies is the industry leader in gaming audio systems. Firelight’s FMOD lines of tools -- FMOD Studio, FMOD Designer and the FMOD Ex Programmer’s API – are globally regarded as the leading tools for the creation and playback of interactive audio. The FMOD product line has gained a strong reputation for its ease of use, powerful software-mixed architecture and comprehensive cross-platform support.
Today, FMOD products are widely used within the gaming industry. The sound of over 1500 different titles, FMOD Interactive Audio Middleware has been used in games series such as: World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Crysis, Bioshock, Forza, Guitar Hero and other hit titles such as Dragon Age and L.A Noire. Users of FMOD products include: Activision Blizzard, Disney, Microsoft, Sony, Ubisoft, THQ, Take 2 Interactive, Unity, Crytek, Havok. Outside of the gaming industry, FMOD is used in the auto industry and the simulation sector of the civilian and defence industries.
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