Gaming and Distributed Sound Driving Audio
Koenig said the impact of gaming on audio’s future growth would be a linchpin in growing desire for a higher-quality sonic experience. “The games being developed facilitate the immersive experience – something gamers are realizing they won’t get on those crappy little speakers on their computers. As they demand more, multi-channel audio will then trickle into their living rooms and into the mass market.”
Gornik, whose company is introducing its first networked audio product at this show, said quick setup and a simple interface would be crucial elements in getting gamers to embrace high-performance audio. “When you talk about a robust, emotional experience for gamers, ease of installation is key,” she said.