Periscope Studio demos interactive audio

Periscope Studio demos interactive audio
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

July 26th 2010 at 3:11PM

Psai's interactive audio tech premiered in new video

Interactive audio middleware specialist Periscope Studio has released a new premier video offering a first look at its Psai technology in action.

The so-called ‘Lightsaber’ video stars Periscope Art Director Finn Selinger demonstrating a ‘virtual sword fight’ using Nintendo Remote. The demo has been created to illustrate how, through aggressive and passive hand movements, the musical score instantly and seamlessly adapts to real-world actions. Develop has already had hands on experience with this tech, and can report that in reality it is notably responsive.

“We wanted to capture Psai’s capabilities, its reaction times to different playing styles, its immersive qualities and above all, its simplicity and beauty," explains Finn. "In this case, we’re showing off the ‘Action’ mode and our Lightsaber demonstration captures this perfectly. It’s fun to watch.

“With Psai, players will be controlling – almost conducting – their own soundtrack," adds Finn. "Every style of gameplay and genre is supported; from FPS’s to racing games, RPG’s to adventure, everything is covered. Psai simply means that each and every player will have a gameplay experience which is unique.”

More on Psai is expected to be revealed by Periscope Studio at Gamescom 2010 in Cologne.

The 'lightsabre' video is available to view at the official Psai website, or below.