Final Fantasy XV is set to headline Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) 2017 with an in-depth look at how the game’s interactive music was made. Square Enix’s Sho Iwamoto will be on hand for a special panel titled “Epic AND Interactive Music in Final Fantasy XV.”
According to the event page, 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.
GDC 2017 will take place from February 27 through March 3 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.