TAME THE TRACK: Focus RS 360 Gamescom VR Challenge
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Happy Finish
OUR ROLE: Sound Recording On Set, VO Casting & Recording, Sound Design, Bespoke Music Production, Audio Post-Production
Race gaming was brought to life at Europe’s largest interactive games trade fair, Gamescom 2017. At the annual event held in Cologne, Germany, participants were invited to virtually experience driving the 2017 Ford Focus RS at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. Those who set the fastest lap in the race simulator won the chance to be flown by helicopter to the Aldenhoven Test Centre to drive the Ford Focus RS with professional racing driver Harry Tincknell.
Tincknell set the lap time to be beaten at 02:53:80. Participants had the chance to experience this real lap of the Spa-Francorchamps circuit through virtual reality headsets while seated in the Focus RS. The 1.618 Team was tasked to capture and design the sound to create a credible and authentic driving experience for participants.
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