Games services giant Keywords Studios has opened up a brand new state-of-the-art recording studio in Paris, France.
This location apparently boasts "industry-leading" specs for audio localisation, including something called the Dante protocol. This is a way of managing digital audio without any degradation from being converted into analogue, though The Dante Protocol definitely sounds like the name of a cyberpunk shooter someone like THQ would have released in around 2011.
“We look forward to continuing Keywords Studios’ growth with the opening of this state-of-the-art facility," the French president of Keywords Michel Golgevit said.
"This will provide our staff and clients with a superior fit-for-purpose recording environment and will enable us to deliver industry-leading localization for our clients.”
Key accounts director for Keywords Studios France Stéphan Gonizzi added: “The Paris recording studio is a sign of Keywords Studios’ continued growth and a transformation of our many strengths into a broader offering to our customers. As the demands of consumers change, we believe this further cements our position one of the industry’s premier development outsourcers.”
This is the latest move from Keywords, following the company entering the Australian market last month with the acquisition of Tantalus Media. The firm also hired a new COO in Sonia Sedler in January of this year.