Final Fantasy XV developers will be at GDC 2017 to talk about various aspects of making the game in its panel, and we got a little teaser video that talks about its “Epic and Interactive” music.
Interactive music is common in AAA games, but in games like ‘Final Fantasy’ that always have a strong melody line and musical progression, it doesn’t go well in the same way. Square Enix worked to make an intelligent music system called “MAGI”, that allows composers to create music in any tempo or measures and has customized sync points to make it interactive while remaining epic. In this talk, the sound team behind ‘Final Fantasy XV’ will share how they created actual music data in their proprietary authoring tools, and issues they faced during implementing them such as synchronization with game scene and looping, fading, etc.
Square Enix’s Audio Programmer, Sho Iwamoto, will be featured in the GDC 2017 panel on March 3, 2017.
Final Fantasy XV is available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox one.