MPSE Wavelength

Winter 2022

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50 I m ps e . o rg BY ERIC MARKS MPSE When it comes to realism and grounded storytelling in games, no one makes them quite like Naughty Dog. The studio has been highly acclaimed for over 25 years and has continually pushed the medium in jaw-dropping ways with no signs of slowing down. One key component of this success has been their creativity, attention to detail and tactile approach to sound. Their audio department, and Playstation Studios as a whole, have evolved significantly over the years. Every boat, train, truck, gun, footstep, and everything in between is the result of countless decisions by some of the brightest minds in our industry. I had the tremendous honor of sitting down with three audio directors who have led the charge at the studio for the past 20 years. After this, the history of audio at Naughty Dog will no longer be uncharted territory. The History of Naughty Dog Audio

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