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TrendWatch Fast Fact: More Audio Studios Working on GamesAudio recording/mixing studios top list of studios/facilities doing work for game development
Fact: 26% of U.S. audio recording/mixing studios/facilities say they do work for games as do one in five (21%) animation studios.
Why should you care?
With E3 just completed in LA, game development has been on center stage hot new hardware and software. Since our Summer 2003 survey, the number of audio recording/mixing studios doing work for games jumped up a whopping 16%! Game enthusiasts not only require hot FX, but also demand high quality surround sound as part of their gaming experience. As announced at E3 last week, with the cost of development now hitting the $15+ Million mark, watch for more animation, FX and post houses to be working on game development projects taking games to exciting new levels of realism.
-- Excerpted from the TrendWatch Visual Effects/Dynamic Media Report Issue #4, Winter 2003-2004
These market facts are based on original TrendWatch market research with executives and business owners in the TV/Broadcast and visual effects industries. You can reach the TrendWatch Partners, Jim Whittington and Dr. Joseph Webb via e-mail at [email protected], or visit the company's Web site at http://www.trendwatch.com.
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