dSonic and Creative announced today that an Adaptive Audio MOD for Unreal Tournament 2004 has been released. Owners of the Creative Sound BlasterÂ® XFi sound card will be able to download the MOD and take advantage of the cutting-edge audio feature, which was jointly created by dSonic and Creative. The MOD allows gamers to experience real-time audio that adjusts to what is happening in the game.
â€œWith this mod players will get new weapon sounds that completely surround the player and adaptive music that reacts in real-time to the game play, putting the gamer at the heart of the actionâ€ stated dSonic co-founder Kemal Amarasingham. â€œThe music changes depending on game events such as the intensity of the battle, how many health points you have (or donâ€™t), making a kill, etc. Itâ€™s smart audio, and something fans will really love â€“ no matter what the genre is, this is a feature that can enhance any game.â€
With credits on recent major titles such as Elderscrolls IV: Oblivion and Mage Knight: Apocalypse, dSonic looks to implement Adaptive Audio into more games. Amarasingham continues, â€œWorking with Creative has allowed us to experiment and implement new audio strategies which greatly enhance gameplay. The possibilities are endless, and every game can have its own unique style of Adaptive Audio based on the gameplay. We look forward to continuing our work with Creative and other developers in the future.â€
Powered by the Creative X-Fi Xtreme Fidelityâ„¢ audio processor, the Sound Blaster X-Fi sound cards introduce Xtreme Fidelity, an entirely new audio standard for music, movies and games. Xtreme Fidelity sets a new standard for audio by supporting a combination of 24-bit quality and stunning audio clarity. The Creative X-Fi CMSS-3D feature delivers amazingly realistic game audio over headphones. EAX ADVANCED HD 5.0 provides support for an unprecedented 128 voices using the X-Fi processorâ€™s hardware, utilizing EAX MacroFX, EAX PurePath and Environment FlexiFX technologies to provide a new standard of audio realism in games. The X-Fi 24-bit Crystalizer automatically upgrades existing games to the Xtreme Fidelity audio standard.
Creative is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products for PC users. Famous for its Sound Blaster sound cards and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving digital entertainment on the PC platform with products like its highly acclaimed Zenâ„¢ and MuVoÂ® MP3 players. Creative's innovative hardware, proprietary technology, applications and services leverage the Internet, enabling consumers to experience high-quality digital entertainment - anytime, anywhere.
dSonic is leading the game industry's audio efforts by working with top companies like Creative Labs and game developers such as Microsoft Game Studios, Blue Fang Games, Floodgate Entertainment, Bethesda, Mumbo Jumbo, Namco, Ubisoft and Arkane Studios to create the most realistic and interesting audio for games. dSonic's voiceovers, scores and sound effects have been heard in over 50 popular games like Zoo Tycoon 2, Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide and Gladiator: Swords of Vengance. dSonic's upcoming titles include the highly anticipated Mage Knight: Apocalypse. For a complete list and more about dSonic, please visit www.dsonic.com