Keywords Studios makes Milan a hub for video game audio production



The Irish gaming services company has added state-of-the-art equipment and expanded its Italian facilities to meet growing demand.

Keywords Studios, headquartered in Dublin, has announced an upgrade and expansion of its audio and post-production facility in Italy.

The Milan studio has handled audio and post-production work for a range of games in various genres over the past 20 years and has grown with the recent acquisition by Keywords of Italian audio production studio Jinglebell.

The expansion will allow the studio to meet increased demand from publishers and developers with the addition of state-of-the-art equipment.

The Milan studio is one of the main hubs for the company’s audio localization services and a central point for the management and post-production of multilingual projects.

Keywords Studios Regional Managing Director for Europe, Fulvio Sioli, said: “Managing the entire process of audio localization, from casting and recording of voice actors to mixing, processing and Post-registration quality checks, allows our client partners to focus on the creativity that makes their games great.

“The upgrade and expansion of the Milan studio is a key step in continuing to deliver the best of the best to these publishers and developers. “

The facility now offers eight recording booths, a new 16m² room with variable acoustics and 5.1 surround sound mixing capabilities, giving the studio improved capacity and new options for creative audio services.

The center also has 12 post-production rooms to harmonize the output of audio recordings made in other sites.

The renovation will also allow the studio to provide additional audio services to mobile game development, a key growth platform in the gaming industry.

Keywords Studios has grown steadily in reach and influence over the past two years through various acquisitions including acquisitions of High Voltage Software, UK development studio Coconut Lizard and Los Angeles-based Heavy Iron Studios. in 2020.

The global games company expects an 80% increase in gross profits this year due to growing demand.

Founded in 1998, Keywords provides technical and creative services to many of the biggest names in the industry, including Activision Blizzard, Microsoft, Epic Games, Ubisoft, Konami, and Electronic Arts. It has more than 70 studios in 23 countries and works in areas such as art, audio, development, quality assurance, localization and reader support.

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