Most companies either develop their own technology or use what Epic Games has to offer with the Unreal Engine. But Ready At Dawn, the formerly PSP-only studio behind God of War: Chains of Olympus, is entering the middleware game with the "Ready At Dawn Engine."
The company describes its package as a complete solution for development across Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PSP. A PC version is available for "development purposes," according to the Ready At Dawn Engine FAQ, and the studio is considering adding support for both the Wii and iPhone.
"Tired of PC engines shoe-horned into game consoles?" reads the obviously enthusiastic teaser on the engine's website. "Tired of engine middleware forcing you to run around to other vendors and integrate even more middleware in order to get your game done? Tired of sales hype and flashy demos that do not deliver in the real world? Introducing the Ready At Dawn Engine. The complete game development platform."
No developers or publishers have publicly announced support for the engine so far.