PAX 2010: Dolby Axon Voice Chat Chosen for EA’s Need for Speed World
Electronic Arts is betting big on its online racing MMO – Need for Speed World. Along with the ability to race around the world, the game will now use Dolby’s Axon surround sound voice chat technology to enhance player communications. The Axon tech supports 5.1 surround sound and visual positioning to simulate sound as if the players were sitting in the same room even through traditional stereo speakers.
Axon also has built in sound filtering technology like noise and echo suppression that cleans up typically muddy in-game voice sounds. Need for Speed World is a free-to-play PC game developed by Black Box Studios for EA. The game is currently in Beta, players can download the client on the game’s website.