Users can register for the limited beta release at http://axon.dolby.com.
"Dolby understands that people hear the world in surround sound, so it makes sense that we would enable this for an online world as well," said Matt Tullis, Senior Marketing Manager for Games at Dolby Laboratories. "Whether it's in online chat rooms or during actual game play, the ability to discern each other's voices spatially translates into a much more enjoyable experience."
As hardcore gamers ourselves, we were anxious to get our hands on this new product. We’ve given it the full run through and have listed our favorite features below. However we strongly encourage you to go and try it yourself!
Our Favorite Features
Surround Sound Chatting: With Dolby Axon you can always tell who's talking because the voice quality is incredibly clear and members of the chat can place themselves in certain locations so the sounds, location, and tone of their voice remain constant. This makes it easy to identify who's saying what, and who's screaming for that heal!
Large Chat Rooms: You can
invite up to 50 people and see them visually represented in the chat room.
The sound stays clear even with that many people and the surround sound
plays a big part in letting you know who's saying what, so that you can
actually identify voices and it's obvious who that person is despite the
larger number of people in the chat room.
Group Division: You can set up sub-rooms inside the main chat room, so if you're having a guild officer meeting, while some members are crafting and others are raiding, everyone in the guild can break off into different rooms inside the same area. This also makes it incredibly simple, and requires very little effort, to get everyone together and on the same page when you need to quickly mobilize your guild to defend or attack.
Low-Bandwidth and High quality: The bandwidth usage for Dolby Axon is extremely low, and the quality is better than you'd likely hear on a landline phone. Using Dolby Axon, nothing is lost and you gain an excellent competitive advantage!