We’re in the process of updating some of our Wwise learning material and wanted to inform you about the changes so far, and our upcoming plans.

New non-lethal version of Cube, live with 2021.1
You may have noticed that we recently launched Wwise 2021.1! You may have also noticed that the Cube sample has been modified with this release. This modified Cube features the Wwizard from the Wwise Adventure Game. We’ve substituted the gun with a magic wand, and replaced gunshots with magical gems and potions.

Why was Cube modified?
Our main objective was to offer a non-lethal gaming experience to allow more schools to leverage the Cube sample when teaching Wwise.

I’m currently going through the certifications, will this impact me?
This modification should not impact your learning. The Wwise 101 and Wwise 201 Certifications are still based on the Wwise 2019.1 version, and the version of Cube available with Wwise 2019.1.

Updated Wwise 101 and Wwise 201 Certifications coming soon!
We’re currently working on updating the 101 and 201 certifications, bringing them up to date with 2021.1, and aligning them with the non-lethal Cube.

How will the new Cube impact the Wwise 101 and Wwise 201 Certifications?
The lessons and workflows will not be impacted by the Cube update. We have ensured that all the mechanisms in Cube remain the same, and we’re simply going to change some of the audio assets, and rename certain Objects and Events to align with the new visuals.

When can we expect the updated Wwise Certifications?
We are aiming to launch the updated Wwise 101 and Wwise 201 certifications this summer, 2021.

I’m going through the Wwise Certifications now with Wwise 2019.1. What if I don’t complete my exam before the certifications are updated?
If you cannot complete your exam(s) by the end of July, note that only the screenshots and example references are being updated, so someone who learned Wwise using the 2019.1 course materials, should have no problem taking and passing the exam once the 2021.1 version of the certification is launched. You may find it helpful to try the new quizzes with the updated references prior to taking the exam.