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Chapter 9. Looking Ahead > Ideal Game Audio

Ideal Game Audio

No doubt about it, game audio has come a long way from the bleeps and bloops of the primitive audio synthesis in early titles. However, we still have a long way to go. To see how we can take game audio to the next level, I will now paint an ideal picture for all games, and then establish parameters of audio perfection for each game genre. If these ideals can be achieved, game audio will certainly be given more respect. Let this be my final word before I sign off.

All Videogames

Ideally, game audio will be addressed at the beginning of preproduction. The publisher or developer will hire an audio director or manager to oversee all audio production during the entire project. This director or manager will know how to consider the game's design and technology to create a budget and schedule that address the game's audio production and integration needs.


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