Speaking with the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine UK, Morimasa Sato highlighted Tempest 3D Audio as the ‘most impressive’ feature on the PS5.
For a game like Resident Evil Village, where exploration is a key pillar of the gameplay, I would say the 3D audio [is the most impressive PS5 tech feature].
You can already experience a taste of this in the Maiden demo: the footsteps of the castle’s residents as they go up the stairs, or the sounds of ‘something’ moving in the dark cellar… The effectiveness of the 3D audio in creating a convincing audio space has exceeded my expectations. In horror, creating the sense of a presence beyond the visual scene on screen is essential, so I think 3D audio will be indispensable in horror games from now on.
Resident Evil Village is scheduled for release on May 7 for PS5, PS4, PC, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One. The game will also utilise Performance and Graphics modes to allow users to optimise their experience.
[Source – OPM UK via Retbit]