Ubisoft Montreal, led by Audio Director Olivier Girard, selected Pyramind Studios as their home base to record voice-over pipeline for the critically acclaimed Watch Dogs 2. The sequel to the acclaimed original Watch Dogs was set in the birthplace of the "tech revolution," the San Francisco Bay Area.
Ubisoft chose to work with Pyramind for it’s connection to the local Bay Area scene, ability to find and deliver talent characteristic of San Francisco, and simultaneously run two synchronized studios to deliver class A recordings for the four months of session work needed to complete this massive project. In addition, Pyramind was tasked to secure many typical San Francisco sounds to be used in the game including police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, and cable cars.
Pictured here in Pyramind's Studio A from left to Right are:
Back Row - Cole Smithers (Assistant Engineer), Joel Raabe (Engineer), Olivier Girard (Ubisoft), Johannie Gervais (Ubisoft), Joey Cape (Talent), Paul Simmans (Engineer)
First Row - Tony Prescesky (Ubisoft) and Mathieu Daoust (Ubisoft), Ophylia Wispling (Pyramind VO Manager), Brandon Roos (Engineer)
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About Watch Dogs 2
Watch Dogs 2 is an open world action-adventure game where the San Francisco Bay Area is your living playground and hacking is your weapon to bend the city – and its people – to your will. Step into the shoes of Marcus Holloway, a brilliant hacker, and journey to pull off the Hack of the Century: a crippling shutdown of ctOS 2.0, an invasive technology used by the powerful to silently control everyday citizens. Watch_Dogs 2 will be available on PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, and Windows PC on November 15, 2016.
WELCOME TO THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
Explore a massive and dynamic open world offering an incredible variety of gameplay possibilities. Hack your way through traffic while you engage in dangerous car chases through the winding streets of San Francisco, traverse the rooftops of the colorful and vibrant neighborhoods of Oakland, and infiltrate the cutting-edge offices of Silicon Valley companies. There are many secrets to uncover in the birthplace of the tech revolution.
HACKING IS YOUR WEAPON
Hack into the city’s infrastructure, every connected device, and everyone’s personal database. Take control of drones, cars, cranes, security robots, and much more. Hack your enemies and bystanders alike – manipulate them in different ways to trigger unpredictable chains of events. Every person, any vehicle they might drive, and any connected device they possess can be hacked.
YOU ARE IN CTRL
Use hacking and stealth to complete missions without killing a single enemy, or combine hacking and your weapons for a more ferocious approach. Develop different skills to suit your playstyle, and upgrade your hacker tools – RC cars, Quadcopter drones, 3D-printed weapons, and much more.
SEAMLESSLY CONNECT WITH FRIENDS
Stay connected to your friends with a brand new seamless multiplayer experience that includes both Co-op and Player vs. Player activities, all available in a shared open world experience.