The Finals: “Making The Finals” Dev Diary E01 Explores Sound Design

the finals sound design

In the first episode of a new “Making The Finals” developer diary series, Embark Studios Audio Director Andreas Almström has explained The Finals‘ sound design process in depth, including the experience of recording combat sounds in an abandoned Stockholm factory and capturing the sonic qualities of gunfire from machine guns and assault rifles.

Explore the intricate sound design of The Finals in the series’ first episode below:

The Finals is an upcoming free-to-play team-based FPS developed by a team of ex-Battlefield developers. From its Steam page:

THE FINALS thrives on spectacle, so drive your fans wild with thrilling combat and your own personal flair as you compete for worldwide fame and the support of our discerning and stylish sponsors.

Play Your Way – Whether it’s sneaking up on enemy squads with a katana in hand or ripping an entire building out from under their feet with explosives, THE FINALS lets YOU make the call! With different skills across body builds and a wide array of weapons and gadgets, you’ll have all the tools to make your playstyle your own!

The World Is Your Weapon (And Enemy) – A skilled contender might go in guns blazing, but with environmental destruction in your arsenal, that’s just the start of what you can wield against your foes! All of our arenas can be altered, used, or reduced to rubble – and not just by you.

Your Rising Star – Ready for your close-up? Standing out in THE FINALS means the eyes of the world will be upon you, so you’d better look your best! Gather fans and fame as you craft a unique avatar with the help of our generous sponsors and dazzling customization options!

The Finals is set to go live on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S at an unspecified “coming soon” date. Eager fans can sign up for the early 2023 Beta Playtest on Steam for a chance to experience the game and its uniquely-destructible environments before everyone else.

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