X-bit Labs reports DTS was touting their new DTS Neural Surround Sound technology at the Game Developers Conference last week, this sound technology will enable real-time 7.1 audio tracks in games on the PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii.
“Our goal is to give developers the audio tools to help them create gaming experiences more immersive than ever before. With our DTS Neural Surround technology, games will deliver true 360 degree gaming for the first time ever. The potential here for what sound does in a game is almost limitless,” said Mark Tuffy, director of business development of interactive media at DTS.
By using existing technology built into the systems, DTS Neural Surround is able to convert the 5.1 signal into a true 7.1 surround experience. Whether the signal is digital or analog, DTS Neural Surround is able to convert the sound into 7.1 channel surround sound. Unfortunately, not a lot of technical details are available. Based on the claims of DTS, the Neural Surround should provide lossless quality like audio in video games.
“Prototype” on Microsoft Xbox 360 will be the first title released using DTS Neural Surround, but according to DTS, games using the DTS Neural Surround technology are currently under development for all platforms.