November 21, 2006 - Sony has tapped VoiceAge Corporation to enhance the online audio in http://ps3.ign.com/objects/748/748483.html. While IGN editors have had little difficulty with online voice chat, VoiceAge is expected to "dramatically enhance voice communications" by allowing for greater clarity and a more dynamic range.
"VoiceAge is proud to contribute to the impressive realism of playing Resistance: Fall of Man on the PS3 online with many other players -- with this added capability Insomniac Games and Sony Computer Entertainment America are poised to deliver an unmatched game-playing experience," said Laurent Amar, President of VoiceAge. "People are essentially social beings with a strong attraction for teaming and communicating. Therefore, the addition of reliable and high quality voice to online multi- player experiences will enhance the naturalness of communication between the players."
VoiceAge hopes other companies will see the improvements in Resistance and make use of the technology. Of course, that will come at a price, so it's uncertain how many publishers will spend the extra dimes for better online audio.
No timetable has been set for implementing VoiceAge's technology into Resistance.
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