OC3 Entertainment Joins Xbox Tools and Middleware Program
MORRISVILLE, NC - OC3 Entertainment Inc. announced that it has signed an Xbox Tools and Middleware agreement with Microsoft to provide automated lip-synchronization solutions for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. The agreement will allow OC3 Entertainment to expand its Impersonator product line onto the Xbox platform and provide a real-time solution for Xbox Live. Drew Angeloff, Xbox Tools Program Manager at Microsoft, states, "Gamers are demanding more realistic characters and game designers are responding. Part of the solution to creating more realistic characters is accurate lip-synching and facial animation. OC3 Entertainment has a solution for Xbox developers and I welcome them to the Xbox development community." "Communicating with your voice allows you to experience games in a whole new way-" said Doug Perkowski, chief executive officer of OC3 Entertainment. "When Xbox Live is combined with animated talking characters, game developers will be able to deliver an unprecedented level of interaction." The Impersonator product line, which analyzes pre-recorded audio, is currently available for Xbox game developers. A solution that enables real-time communication via animated characters will be released later this year.