Next-generation consoles push more than polygons and deliver more than seamless online integration; they also deliver an unrivaled audio experience to gamers, which can both subtly and obviously increase the quality of the overall gameplay experience immensely.
We're here to crack open the boxes that play these games and take a look under the hood. A lot of speculation has been flying around about just what the heavyweight current generation consoles are capable of. Let us raise the curtain. I managed to hook up with Gene Semel, audio director of Sony Computer Entertainment America, and Brian Schmidt, head of the Xbox audio team, and they gave us the lowdown.