The Interactive Audio Special Interest Group (IASIG) has released a public preview draft of the Interactive XMF File Format Specification (iXMF), which will allow game developers to more easily create cross-platform titles and make it easier for audio professionals to develop interactive content.
"We're supporting iXMF in our new audio tools so sound designers can take advantage of the incredible audio processing power of the PS3," said Michael Kelly of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.
The iXMF specification is the first open, non-proprietary file format available for interactive audio content. The specification represents over five years of work by dozens of respected composers and designers of interactive systems and content. The draft document with reviewers' instructions can be downloaded at