Today at the Intel-sponsored PC Gaming Show from E3 2017 Ru Weerasuriya, the Co-Founder and CCO of Ready at Dawn was on-stage to discuss his company’s upcoming game, Lone Echo. After announcing earlier in the day that its multiplayer, Echo Arena, would be released separately and for free at launch on July 20th, he was back with more news.
Most surprising of the announcements was that one of the gaming industry’s most well-known and successful voice actors, Troy Baker, would be voicing one of the game’s main characters.
Baker has experience headlining major new releases such as voicing the main characters from games like Bioshock Infinite and The Last of Us as well as the Joker from Batman: Arkham Origins.
As the VR industry continues to mature the quality and power of its narratives will hinge very heavily on studios’ abilities to secure well-known and talented voice actors to bring characters to life. When you’re in VR it’s more noticeable than ever when a character is lackluster so voice acting is an important piece of the puzzle to improve everything.
Lone Echo’s single player story puts players in the role of an android as you interact and work with a human astronaut, learning more about one another and growing through a dangerous journey in space together.