Dolby Laboratories, a leader in immersive entertainment technologies, and independent video game developer Quantic Dream are today announcing becoming the first French video game studio to be equipped with Dolby Atmos.
Following the production of Detroit: Become Human, the most recent of the studio’s iconic games, and the arrival of a new generation of consoles, Quantic Dream wanted to develop its infrastructures in order to offer players the most immersive, innovative, and rich gaming experiences possible.
With this in mind, Quantic Dream has completely reinvented its recording and mixing studio, to comply with the requirements of a Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 system. Adding Dolby Atmos technology to the studio will allow for high-end, bespoke experiences, while fully integrating with popular market software such as Wwise and FMod. These new installations provide great flexibility and open the possibility of recording multiple sounds, from sound effects to voice-over, or even fully mixing any type of audio project in Dolby Atmos.
Transforming entertainment, Dolby Atmos places sound all-around players with three-dimensional precision, so that they can react faster and more accurately. Players are immersed in a more intense experience, which offers crystal clear, hair-raising. The clarity of the information transmitted opens up a new field of possibilities for players, in terms of both feeling and analysis. Whether playing through headphones, a compatible TV, soundbar, or home theater system, the addition of Dolby Atmos to the gaming experience provides a unique audio immersion for gamers.
“We decided to aim for the most innovative and recent format on the market, so Dolby Atmos seemed to us the best choice for the years to come”, declares Aurélien Baguerre, Lead Audio of Quantic Dream. “Dolby Atmos adds a new dimension to sound and transports the listener to the heart of the action, providing the optimal listening experience for the player.”
Javier Foncillas VP Commercial Partnership Europe, Dolby, adds: “Dolby has a solid track record of immersive entertainment, whether in film, television or music. As the video game industry continues to grow, gamers demand more immersion. They want premium and extraordinary experiences. That’s where Dolby Atmos comes in, providing gamers with a competitive edge.”
France is one of the largest markets in Europe for video games, with new consoles and ever more realistic and immersive games. Dolby technologies are establishing themselves as the standard, both for consumers and for game manufacturers and publishers.