Sony Interactive Entertainment has acquired Audiokinetic, the creators of Wave Works Interactive Sound Engine (Wwise). Wwise is a piece of software specifically tailored for audio design in video games and other interactive media, and it's been used by dozens of both triple-A and indie developers in hundreds of games."A rich and all-encompassing audio experience is increasingly critical to the overall gameplay experience, further enhancing immersion and emotion for the player," said Sony Interactive president and CEO John Kodera. "Audiokinetic is a preeminent provider of audio solutions for the gaming industry, and we are confident that this acquisition will allow us to further grow the PlayStation platform and contribute to the broader gaming industry."The acquisition is expected to close by the end of January, but Audiokinectic will continue to operate on its own. "It's our goal to support Audiokinetic's efforts to advance its audio technology while maintaining independence and … [Read more...] about Sony Buys Company Behind Tool Used In Hundreds Of Games, But It Won’t Go PS4-Only
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Until now Microsoft’s 4K console has been very expensive. The benefits of upgrading from the regular Xbox One S have been relatively slight, largely because the S manages to play 4K Blu-rays and displays HDR. Sure, the increased power of the Xbox One X is a big deal, as is the added HDD size and the fact it can render proper 4K (ahem, unlike some other consoles) without resorting to ‘checkerboarding’. But is it really worth spending another $500 / £430 for a console that offers 4K gaming? Perhaps not, but that’s all about to change.The big old headline from this year’s XO18 event is that the Xbox One X is getting a price drop from November 18-26, meaning you’ll get $100 off EVERY console. So, the basic retail price will be $399. That’s a big deal. Suddenly, Xbox One X is very much on a par with PS4 Pro in terms of price. This throws off a lot of previous predictions about how cheap you’ll be able to buy the Xbox One X. However, given … [Read more...] about How cheap will Xbox One X be over Black Friday?
If PC gaming is special for one reason, it's that it emphasizes control and choice. Players can add mods, edit ini files, or change their hardware to tailor their experience. It's a platform built on freedom that empowers users to play how they want—something that has traditionally been antithetical to the design of consoles. But times change.Over the last generation, consoles have taken more than a few pages from the PC gaming playbook, like the Playstation 4 Pro and Xbox One X letting players choose between performance or better graphics. And with games like Fortnite, Rocket League, and Minecraft leading the charge with cross-platform play, the next step in innovation is one that every player benefits from regardless of whether they play on PC or console. Well, everyone except for Playstation 4 players, that is.Console wars Sony's stance on cross-play between consoles has popped up in Playstation conversations again and again this summer. It's something that dates as … [Read more...] about Sony’s backwards stance on cross-play hurts games as a whole
Funcom has announced the official release date for its open-world action game Conan Exiles. The game is already available in Early Access on PC and on Xbox One through the Game Preview program, but the official release will take place on May 8, 2018. Funcom is also bringing the game to PlayStation 4 on that date. Sony's system does not have an Early Access/Game Preview system, so players on that system have had to wait. Funcom also released a new trailer for Conan Exiles today to celebrate the release date announcement. The video shows off some of the game's sprawling, open-world environments, as well as the otherworldly creatures that players will encounter. Also on display are some of the game's building and construction mechanics.Conan Exiles will cost $30 on PC when it launches in May; currently, the Steam Early Access version is priced at $30. The Xbox One and PS4 editions will cost $50, which is the same price as the current Game Preview version on Xbox One. If you pre-buy Conan … [Read more...] about Conan Exiles Release Date For PS4, Xbox One, And PC Announced
There are a plethora of games releasing on 2018 for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PS4. Exclusive content is the main focus for all companies. Today we are going to provide you with a list of five upcoming best PS4 exclusives, best Nintendo Switch exclusives and best Xbox One exclusives that you would not want to miss in 2018. Top PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch Exclusives of 2018 Sony’s PlayStation 4 has sold over 70 million units worldwide. Software sales are even more impressive which gives developers encouragement to work on unique experiences for the platform. PS4 Exclusives of 2018 God of War 4 God of War also known as God of War 4 is a third-person action-adventure video game whose developers are Santa Monica Studio and was published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The game is the eighth part of the God of War franchise. Kratos is again the main lead in this part but there will be one new character added as well which is his son named Atreus. Kratos will be playing … [Read more...] about Best PS4 Exclusives vs Best Xbox One Exclusives vs Nintendo Switch Exclusives of 2018