SOURCE: enVie Interactive

September 22, 2011 08:30 ET

VIE™: Virtual Island of Entertainment™ Becomes the First Virtual World to Leverage Dolby® Axon Voice Chat Technology in Its User Experience

Dolby's State-of-the-Art Surround Sound Voice Chat Technology Brings a Heightened Level of Realism to the Virtual World

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 22, 2011) - enVie Interactive™, LLC, a ground-breaking developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment, announced today that they have incorporated Dolby Axon voice chat technology in its new virtual world, VIE: Virtual Island of Entertainment. By integrating Dolby Axon into the world, guests will be able to converse naturally, utilizing voice chat that fits seamlessly within their experience. VIE is the first virtual world to use the Dolby Axon surround sound voice chat technology.

"This technology allows guests in VIE to speak with each other instead of typing in chat," said Steve Coallier, Vice President of Product Development, enVie Interactive. "It's a much more natural way to have conversations and a richer form of communication that will enhance our guests' experience. We chose to go with Dolby because they are the leader in sound quality and it really comes through. Our guests will love it."

"Our goal is to make speaking in a game or virtual world as natural as the real world. Dolby Axon utilizes advanced signal processing and surround sound to enhance the clarity of virtual chats while providing greater realism," said Matt Tullis, Director, Gaming Ecosystem, Dolby Laboratories. "We are excited to partner with enVie Interactive to bring Dolby Axon to VIE and their guests."

Dolby Axon technology is fully integrated and will be seamless to guests in the virtual world. With automatic setup, the feature is easy to use and the only necessary equipment is a headset or speakers and a microphone. Guests will be able to have private channel conversations, group chat or local chat when they are near others, such as in a casino, bar or on the dance floor.

VIE: Virtual Island of Entertainment is currently in open beta. For more information or to join the world, visit www.VIEtheGame.com. Continue the discussion on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VIEtheGame or on Twitter by following @VIEtheGame.

About VIE™: Virtual Island of Entertainment™
VIE, a 3D virtual world with social game elements, is set on an island where people can meet, play and indulge through live events, games, quests and mysterious adventures. VIE (pronounced "vee"-- from French, meaning "life") raises the bar of what is possible to achieve in a free-to-play social game with its alluring storyline and stellar graphics. VIE allows players to engage in "Productive Play," where players spend hours indulging their VIP lifestyle, connecting to others and growing within the game.

About enVie Interactive, LLC
Based in Sunnyvale, California, enVie Interactive, LLC is a ground-breaking developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment. Players can learn more about enVie's flagship product, VIE: Virtual Island of Entertainment at www.VIEtheGame.com.