Industry Leaders Darkworks and SENSIO Join Forces in 3D Games Technology
Integration of SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D with Darkworks’ TriOviz® for Games Technology enables superior-quality 3D images on leading game consoles, regardless of compression requirements
MONTREAL and SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jan. 6, 2011 — SENSIO Technologies Inc. (SENSIO) (TSX.V: SIO), a pioneer in 3D-image processing, and Darkworks S.A., a leader in the console 3D video game space, announced today that the two companies have reached an agreement to offer SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D along with TriOviz® for Games Technology to ease creation of stereoscopic 3D games by developers and publishers. Under the agreement, SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D will be integrated into TriOviz® for Games Technology upon request to offer developers and publishers superior-quality 3D — up to 1080p when supported by the gaming platform — even on gaming consoles requiring compression.
“Video gaming 3D technology will shape the coming year in games, and Darkworks with TriOviz® for Games Technology will continue to lead the charge in this arena through both developmental advancements and essential partnerships with industry leaders such as SENSIO,” said Guillaume Gouraud, Managing Director at Darkworks. “SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D adds value to our TriOviz® for Games Technology enabling our clients to publish 3D games at the highest possible resolution. We take pride in providing genuine solutions that enable our clients to create lifelike game characters and environments, and with the addition of SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D, it will further ensure that this quality is maintained in three dimensions on leading game consoles.”
“Darkworks is known for its innovative use of technology to achieve visually-spectacular content, and the company’s decision to offer its TriOviz® for Games Technology with SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D will once again raise the bar for video game excellence,” said Nicholas Routhier, SENSIO President and CEO. “With the option of adding value with SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D, Darkworks’ clients in the games publishing world will be able to easily create stereoscopic 3D games, whatever the console being used, and choose to differentiate their offering as standard or high-end. We look forward to the pool of superior-quality 3D content available to consumers increasing as a result.”
TriOviz® for Games Technology is an impressive technological solution that enables smooth stereoscopic 3D conversion of multimedia products. The technology leverages existing three dimensional graphics information within each game to greatly enhance the depth-of-field. Best known for its integration into Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and Batman Arkham Asylum, TriOviz® for Games Technology is in use by a wide range of international game publishers and is quickly building a robust portfolio of exciting titles that are yet to be announced.
With the combined company offering, licensees of TriOviz® for Games Technology now will have the option of employing SENSIO technology to guarantee exceptional 3D image quality. SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D delivers “visually lossless” 3D images that are so faithful to the originally captured images that the difference is imperceptible to the eye of the viewer. This high-fidelity 3D enables consumers to enjoy a rich, immersive viewing experience.
More information about SENSIO and its technologies is available at www.sensio.tv.
To learn more about Darkworks and TriOviz® for Games Technology, please visit: www.darkworks.com.
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About Darkworks SA
Founded in 1998 by Antoine Villette and Guillaume Gouraud, Darkworks is a VC-backed original IP house based in Paris, France. In addition to game and IP development activities such as the critically-acclaimed Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare and Cold Fear, Darkworks develops future generation R&D. Darkworks has partnered with TriOviz SAS to deliver 3D stereoscopic game technology through its Darkworks Labs. More information is available at www.darkworks.com.
About SENSIO Technologies Inc. (SENSIO):
Founded in 1999, SENSIO Technologies Inc. (www.sensio.tv) is a pioneer in the 3D industry. Its vision, expertise and state-of-the-art solutions, based on diversified stereoscopic image-processing technologies, have been trusted by some of the biggest names in the broadcasting and consumer electronics sectors, as well as for live 3D events in cinemas, to power numerous industry firsts, initiate new business models and generate immediate revenue with a distinctive 3D offering.
SENSIO enables its clients to deliver the best possible 3D experience for the end-user through a broad portfolio of licensed products, based on quality, content, usability and compatibility. These include its flagship, award-winning technology, SENSIO® Hi-Fi 3D, the premium-quality frame-compatible format.
SENSIO’s technologies are the object of patents and intellectual property protection proceedings worldwide. SENSIO is listed on the Toronto TSX Venture Exchange (SIO).
SENSIO® is a registered trademark of SENSIO Technologies Inc.
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