Capcom Japan show off their real-time sound design skills with 360-degree video

Apr 04, 2016
2016 Apr 04
Kellen Haney

There are a lot of unsung heroes in the video game industry, and today we’re happy to bring you a very special look inside the Capcom Japan sound studio. The team has been experimenting with the latest in 360-degree camera and sound technology so take a peek at some examples of how they design the various sounds that bring Capcom games to life – in “real time!”

If you’re in a desktop browser, use your mouse to drag the view around, or if you’re on a newer mobile phone, just move your phone to change the view. Pretty incredible how they do it, huh? What? Don’t give me that look.

Okay, okay, confession time – you might have noticed that maybe this isn’t exactly how they design the sound for games, but that is really one of Capcom Japan’s sound designers “making” the sounds on Foley Stage, a stage built last year for future projects. The team wanted to have some fun with the latest tech, and we thought it’d be great to share it with all of you. Hope you enjoyed the video!