The company will move to Valve’s offices to continue working on Phonon, its physics-based audio software for video games and virtual reality.
Phonon is the software of Impulsonic capable of offering 3D audio and whose latest version 1.7, released last August, can be downloaded from its website to integrate it into the main engines such as Unity or Unreal. No further details have been given about the acquisition, only that the team will be installed at Valve’s offices in the coming weeks to continue its work. “We are confident that with the resources and expertise Valve brings to the table, we will be able to take Phonon and VR audio to an exciting new level,” said the Impulsonic team.
Audio is one of the key pieces for a good virtual reality experience, and with this move Valve ensures the possibility of working to offer an even higher quality system to developers. “We want to thank all the users who have not helped us take Phonon and VR audio so far; we hope you will continue to support us in this new stage of our journey. We’ll have more to announce soon.”