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Prototype first to use new 7.1 surround sound

First game ever to use 'Neural THX' sound, for surround sound ultra-geeks

If FIVE speakers don't quite satisfy the surround sound demands of your TWO big ears, how about seven speakers?

Prototype will be the first game ever to use new sound tech from THX that will get the crashes and bangs of the game pumping out through seven speakers dotted around your room (as well as the separate sub-woofer).

That's three speakers in front of you (centre, left and right), two behind (left and right) and another two speakers either side of you. The whole block will hear that lot.

Using what is called Neural-THX Surround, the 7.1 surround sound in the game will make full use of compatible Neural THX 7.1 home cinema speaker kits, for the four of you that have them.

"Neural-THX Surround is being integrated in an estimated 70 percent of new audio-video receivers, from companies such as Sony, Pioneer, Yamaha, Onkyo, Integra, Denon, Marantz, Inkel and Sherwood," says the announcement release.

So, basically, stop being a tech-shy granddad and get your seven speaker action going.