Re: Really confused! What home cinema speakers do I need for x-fi?
For another company to attempt it would be crazy anyway. It's much better to just do it all via software now. I wouldn't be surprised if Creative turns EAX into a middleware software solution, along the lines of The Miles Sound system. Even then I doubt they could stand up to Miles. Their tech has been used in just about every game made since... Forever!
Even though I do like my EAX. I thinking Creative is going to slip out of the gamer soundcard industry and focus on Portable Media Players. Then again they have their mitts in Vista with OpenAL.