SIDE Opens New Studio in Paris

PARIS, France – March 6, 2023 – Award-winning audio production and localization specialist SIDE today bolstered its international presence by opening their latest studio, SIDE Paris. Joining studios in London, Shanghai, and Los Angeles, the Paris location will support the local and international games industry with native French localization and audio services. SIDE Paris will be lead by Maxime Romano, who also serves as Head of Localization.

“SIDE is an integral part of the PTW family, and expanding their global footprint into key markets like France is essential to our long-term growth strategy for the business,” said Deborah Kirkham, Chief Executive Officer of PTW. “The strength of the French development scene and the steady demand for French language localization made this an easy decision – we can now provide our customers with a strong, local solution for their audio and localization needs.”  


Ideally situated in Vanves on the southwest edge of the capital, SIDE Paris will be a new source of employment and tax revenue for the city. In addition to working with local clients, the office will be tapped to work on projects across the PTW network, offering clients single (or multi)-language solutions.

“SIDE Paris is our opportunity to expand our audio services and production capabilities into the gaming industry in France,” continued Kasturi Rangan, Chief Creative Officer of PTW and SIDE. “Our presence adds a new level of depth to our native language solutions and gives clients, regardless of their size, a strong, trusted, global partner in the audio and localization space.”  

Giving a tour of the SIDE Paris studio with guests from the French game industry. (Copyright: © 2023 SIDE France Limited. Photographer: Philippe Labrosse)

SIDE’s dialogue management services in Paris will include:

  • Casting
  • Talent Negotiation
  • Studio Recording
  • Performance Direction
  • Editorial / Post-Production
  • Production Management
  • Audio Localization

SIDE works on the cutting edge of interactive media as a provider of audio services for the global entertainment market. With over 25 years’ experience, an international network of resources, and state-of-the-art studios, SIDE’s award-winning team of technical and creative experts still holds the same collective intention: to develop the truest interpretation of each client’s vision, for audiences of every genre, on any platform, in all languages. 

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About PTW:  

PTW is a boutique-with-scale games services company with over 40 studios in 12 countries worldwide. Our range of services includes art production, game development, quality assurance, player support, community management, localization, localization QA, voice production, and data collection.  

We’re a global team of passionate, hard-working, ambitious gamers, whose goal is always to make every gamer’s experience as perfect as possible. We’ve been working hard for players, clients, and the games industry for over 25 years, providing industry-leading services to every part of the globe. From our humble beginnings as a single office in Japan in 1994, we’ve since grown to become a global force, with offices across North America, Europe, India, and Asia. The PTW family of brands includes SIDE, 1518 Studios, entalize, and OR Esports. For more information, visit

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