In this 2017 GDC session, Capcom’s Kenji Kojima, Akiyuki Morimoto and Ken Usami discuss their methods to create realistic high-quality sound during the production of Resident Evil 7.
These methods not only made sound implementation more efficient; they also helped increase the quality of sound. The speakers also dug deep into how they achieved a horrific soundscape, in part by using a technique called “music-concrete” to cover a wide variety of sound texture, tones, and noises — delivering an uncomfortable and disturbing atmosphere in the game.
The whole talk was fascinating, especially if you’re a big Resident Evil fan, and now you can watch it completely free over on the official GDC YouTube channel!
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