Why Spatial Audio Will Change How You Hear Your Games
Virtual Surround Sound has played a crucial role in making game experiences immersive, however as per design, it’s only approximated positional audio in a 2D space. Nowadays, Spatial Audio is the next generation of technology that gives gamers a fighting chance in their favorite games, all within a 3D space.
But what is Spatial Audio and how does it enhance immersion and benefit gamers in their favorite games? Let’s take a look!
Spatial Audio is a Real Game Changer for Your Games!
Spatial Audio, also known as Spatial Sound or simply as 3D Audio, provides deep immersion and realism for gamers by simulating the full 3D space of the game itself. Not only does it give audio that surrounds the player based upon what's happening in game, but also gives elevation (above and below).
What this translates to is an incredible feeling of being actually inside the 3D space that the game represents, and being able to clearly pin-point the audio of objects within that.
This is due to traditional stereo audio, and even 5.1/7.1 surround sound being flat. It provides audio cues within a 2D environment from the front, back, left and right of the listener. In contrast, Spatial Audio gives the illusion of sounds coming directly from an object within 3D space.
In game, what this results in is pure, total immersion for the gamer. Not only will they get a wider field of awareness (perfect for First Person Shooter games), but will also be able to accurately pin-point where the sound is coming from. No matter if that sound is above, below, or even behind something too.
This intense level of immersion helps to tell the story of interactive games, and even the bone-chilling feeling of horror games as well.
In other words, you should be using Spatial Audio when gaming as it’s going to create a breathtaking experience! Best of all, it’s actually included within Windows 10 and 11 for free as Windows Sonic. Other options that are paid such as Dolby Atmos for Headphones are highly recommended due to being even more precise than Windows Sonic.
If you’re looking on how to set up Spatial Audio for free on your favorite device, feel free to take a look at our in-depth guide on it.
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