Sony Trademarks “Hi-Res Audio” for Consoles; PS4 and Vita Support Coming?

Audiophile gamers may have a reason to celebrate, as the US Patent and Trademark Office just published a trademark filed by Sony Corporation for “Hi-Res Audio” for home and handheld consoles.

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XiSasukeUchiha1577d ago

Sony, you have surprise me :)

The_Hero1577d ago (Edited 1577d ago )

This could mean multiple things:
It could mean better audio from games themselves.
Better chatting capacities for online gaming.
Better audio recording for Share Factory.

Abriael1577d ago

Or also simply playback of that kind of audio files.

KwietStorm1577d ago

Hopefully it effects the chat audio.

guitarded771577d ago

It better be playback of audio files. We've been waiting, and it shouldn't take this long. I really want my driving playlist for Drive Club.

TheGreatAndPowerful1577d ago

Is this anything like GenAudio's tech?

AstoundSound® 3d audio demo

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Fatal-Aim1577d ago

how about voice commands for the PlayStation Camera and headset?

ZodTheRipper1577d ago (Edited 1577d ago )

First a high quality video editing software for free, now commercial quality audio in games... can't wait to hear it in Uncharted 4 =P

kingPoS1577d ago (Edited 1577d ago )

Uncharted 1-3 sounds awesome in 7.1 lpcm. (my friend has an epic setup) Games with DTS encoding sound ace, though... the same can't be said about GTA5. /cough*weaksaucedolblydigital* cough/

Gateway MT6706 2008

ZodTheRipper1577d ago

I know, TLOU sounds equally amazing compared to other games :)
Naughty Dog has really good sound designers, that's why I'm hoping UC4 might be the first one to utilize this trademark.

thehitman1577d ago

Good thinking Sony so MS cant go in and make some bogus claim a few months later that they have the same when they try to copy it.

TheWatercooler1577d ago

They can and they will. It's Microsoft after all

Muzikguy1577d ago

Let's be real here. If the shoe was on the other foot Sony would copy MS. It's just how it goes. If one does something the other will for the sake of losing sales otherwise

ColeMacGrath1577d ago

Does that mean support for surround sound for PS Vita?

jujubee881577d ago

Would be useless unless you mean Playstation (VITA) TV.

You just want lossless if you mean you want good audio.

Holeran1577d ago

Once you hear audio in 24bit 192k you never want to hear another MP3 file in your life.

Arkardo1577d ago

Then you have to listen .flac files

sinspirit1577d ago (Edited 1577d ago )

You know that is mostly a marketing stunt, right? MP3 is a compressed format, almost any other audio file sounds better. Using any uncompressed audio file like .wav will produce the same results that a human ear can understand as any of the huge files like 24bit 192k. Using the bigger files is mainly to do with recording purposes. Many blind tests have been done, a lot of scientists have been consulted, and that is the conclusion.

Holeran1576d ago

Having been a recording engineer for years even cd quality 16 bit 44.1k sounds terrible after dithering the audio down from 24 bit 192k.

liquidhalos1576d ago

Flac has been around flirting with our ears for years now

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