MORRISVILLE,OC3 Entertainment has won an Xbox tools and middleware agreement with Microsoft to provide automated lip-synchronization solutions for the Xbox games system.

“Games are demanding more realistic characters and game designers are responding,” said Drew Angeloff, the program manager for Xbox tools. “Part of the solution to creating more realistic characters is accurate lip-synching and facial animation. OC3 Entertainment has a solution for Xbox developers and I welcome them to the Xbox development community.”

Dog Perkowski, chief executive officer of OC3, said developers would be able to make games more realistic. “When Xbox Live is combined with animated talking characters, game developers will be able to deliver an unprecedented level of interaction,” he explained.