EA and Dolby to enhance voice chat experience in Need For Speed World

The Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) action racing game Need For Speed World will feature Dolby Axon voice chat technology before this December holiday season as announced by Blackbox, an EA Studio, and Dolby Laboratories,Inc. The game will be featuring at Penny Arcade Expo (PAX 2010) in Dolby’s booth, number 612, in the Washington State Convention Center, September 3–5, 2010.


“In Need for Speed World, we’re able to continually update the game with new technology to provide the best MMO racing experience for our players,” said Stephane Grefford, Producer, Need for Speed World. “Working with Dolby Axon, we can give gamers a seamless channel of communication enabling in-game collaboration towards becoming the top racer. We’re excited to be the first title in North America to incorporate Dolby Axon to help enhance our players’ overall racing experience.”

By integrating Dolby Axon into online game titles, game developers can provide players with a new level of realism in online gaming:

  • Improved audio chain processing (noise suppression, echo suppression) for clear voice communication
  • Surround sound voice chat over stereo headsets, stereo speakers, and 5.1 playback systems delivering realistic and exciting in-game communication with teammates
  • Compatibility with any stereo headset, enabling gamers to experience clear, crisp voice quality without specialized equipment