Capcom’s well received and latest entry to their Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil 7 biohazard, won the Best VR Audio at the 2018 Game Audio Network Guild Awards.
The developer shared the news via a press release, discussing how the development had to revamp its audio system from the original game to suit the VR experience. Capcom used the help of Yamaha’s ViReal stereophonic sound technology to provide a more in-depth suitable for VR and to allow for a more immersive experience. The developer believes the game’s VR version helped drive the game’s sales past the 5 Million units mark.
In order to provide an overwhelming, deeply immersive horror experience, the game’s system underwent a dramatic shift from its previous third-person camera to a new first-person perspective, helping to drive sales of the title to 5.1 million units worldwide
Capcom maintains its development environment at the cutting edge of technology in order to fulfill the company’s commitment to creating the world’s most entertaining games, a stance that lead to developing the REMM (Resident Evil Music Module), a proprietary audio tool that runs on Native Instruments’ Kontakt engine and allows for easier layering of tones and effect control. Further, Capcom is continuing to bolster the quality of its sound production, and in April of 2018 opened a second sound studio at its R&D headquarters in Osaka capable of recording and refining 3D audio.
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