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SIE to acquire Audiokinetic, makers of Wwise

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https://www.dualshockers.com/sony-interactive-entertainment-acquires-audiokinetic-wwise/

I checked to see if this was posted. Surprised it hadn't been yet. On January 31st Sony will own Audiokinetic, the company that makes the middleware sound optimization program Wwise. A tool used in over 500 games just last year. You've likely seen this logo on certain games before and never thought anything of it. Though it sounds like Sony has no intention of making such a tool exclusive to them. Allowing it to be used on other games for other platforms.



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Yeah Wwise is industry standard, like Speedtree.



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"..will now be directly lending its audio engineering skills to Sony Interactive Entertainment’s games while also receiving more funding to innovate and create new sound based technology."

Sound can be just as important as image quality to a game, so this is good news, if in future it means things will get even better in that reguard.



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I think I heard this new before and also remember seeing their logo in some games.



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http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363


Very good news



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Interesting. XB acquires studios and makes them exclusive to MS platforms, while SIE acquires middleware and allows the competition to use it. Is next gen going to partially flip where MS is the brand who is all about exclusivity and PS is about making money by other means, like profiting from any games on any platform that utilize SIE owned software?



Initial 8th gen console wars as explained by The Matrix
XB - Did you know that the XB1 was designed to be a perfect multimedia device? Where none shared, where everyone would use Kinect. It was a disaster. No one would accept the program. Entire 360 catalogue was lost. Some believed we lacked the console gamer logic to describe the perfect system, but we believed that, as a community, console gamers define their reality through waiting and micro-transactions. The imperfect hardware was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from. Which is why the XB1 was redesigned to this: the XB1S and XB1X, the peak of console 4k capability.
PS - You're more attractive than I thought. I can see why they like you. - Who? - Not too bright though… You know why Cerny was hired to design the PS4? – Yes. – So, what do you think? Do you think you’re the One? – Honestly, we don’t know. - Do you know what that phrase means? It’s gamer lingo for know thyself. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Being the One is a lot like being the PS3. No one needs tell you that you screwed up, you just know it, through and through, hardware to exclusives.
Nin - Ok, now I'm supposed to say, hmm, that's interesting, but...then you say...- But what? - But...you already know what I'm going to tell you. - I'm not the Wii. - Sorry tablet. You got the gimmick, but it looks like you're waiting for something. - What? - Your next life maybe, who knows? That's the way these things go...   /  Unfortunately no one can be told what the Wii U is. You have to experience it for yourself. 
PC - Welcome to the x86 real gaming world. 
EricHiggin said:

Interesting. XB acquires studios and makes them exclusive to MS platforms, while SIE acquires middleware and allows the competition to use it. Is next gen going to partially flip where MS is the brand who is all about exclusivity and PS is about making money by other means, like profiting from any games on any platform that utilize SIE owned software?

MS owns Havok which is most definitely not exclusive to their platform.



twintail said:
EricHiggin said:

Interesting. XB acquires studios and makes them exclusive to MS platforms, while SIE acquires middleware and allows the competition to use it. Is next gen going to partially flip where MS is the brand who is all about exclusivity and PS is about making money by other means, like profiting from any games on any platform that utilize SIE owned software?

MS owns Havok which is most definitely not exclusive to their platform.

And Minecraft game-wise



 

Very cool, although I never take notice of it until now. It looks like a lot of platform uses this software like Android, IOS, Linux, macOS, Nintendo3DS, more.



twintail said:
EricHiggin said:

Interesting. XB acquires studios and makes them exclusive to MS platforms, while SIE acquires middleware and allows the competition to use it. Is next gen going to partially flip where MS is the brand who is all about exclusivity and PS is about making money by other means, like profiting from any games on any platform that utilize SIE owned software?

MS owns Havok which is most definitely not exclusive to their platform.

That's basically my point. That's not common knowledge, but PS4 exclusive AAA titles are. So next gen, while PS5 will still follow suit, will it be MS first party titles that become well known and praised, while PS is more quiet while making money behind the scenes like MS is now?



Initial 8th gen console wars as explained by The Matrix
XB - Did you know that the XB1 was designed to be a perfect multimedia device? Where none shared, where everyone would use Kinect. It was a disaster. No one would accept the program. Entire 360 catalogue was lost. Some believed we lacked the console gamer logic to describe the perfect system, but we believed that, as a community, console gamers define their reality through waiting and micro-transactions. The imperfect hardware was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from. Which is why the XB1 was redesigned to this: the XB1S and XB1X, the peak of console 4k capability.
PS - You're more attractive than I thought. I can see why they like you. - Who? - Not too bright though… You know why Cerny was hired to design the PS4? – Yes. – So, what do you think? Do you think you’re the One? – Honestly, we don’t know. - Do you know what that phrase means? It’s gamer lingo for know thyself. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Being the One is a lot like being the PS3. No one needs tell you that you screwed up, you just know it, through and through, hardware to exclusives.
Nin - Ok, now I'm supposed to say, hmm, that's interesting, but...then you say...- But what? - But...you already know what I'm going to tell you. - I'm not the Wii. - Sorry tablet. You got the gimmick, but it looks like you're waiting for something. - What? - Your next life maybe, who knows? That's the way these things go...   /  Unfortunately no one can be told what the Wii U is. You have to experience it for yourself. 
PC - Welcome to the x86 real gaming world.