Randy Thom Special: Scarface (video game)
Scarface: The World Is Yours, a video game developed by Radical Entertainment and published by Vivendi Universal Games. It’s based on the 1983 motion picture Scarface with André Sogliuzzo hand picked by Al Pacino to provide Tony Montana’s voice. It was released on the PC, PlayStation 2, and Xbox on October 8, 2006, and on the Wii on June 12, 2007.
“The game spent five weeks being mixed in the same way that a Hollywood motion picture is mixed: balancing dialogue, sound effects and music on a THX-calibrated sound stage at Skywalker — something that has never been achieved before in video game production and ensuring every sound will be heard as the developers intended it.”
Academy Award winner Randy Thom served as lead sound designer, in his first work in the video game space.
“Scarface: The World Is Yours will deliver a surprising audio experience that will add life and power to the experience of playing as the one-and-only Tony Montana,” said Randy Thom. “By bringing the game and its developers to Skywalker Sound and remixing the game on-site, we were able to create a more detailed and engaging audio experience that goes beyond what other games have achieved.”
This is a part of an entire post on Team xBox with some information about the sound mixing of the game realized at Skywalker Sound Studios.
Here is an interesting interview with Randy Thom, talking about the sound of Scarface video game:
You can know all about the sound of Scarface at Gamasutra on this amazing article with all the information about the sound of the game.