Silicon Studio, the developers behind the Playstation 3 game 3D Dot Heroes, also has a focus on middleware. One of the game engines, Orochi, has support for native PC and Playstation 3 development, with ports to other consoles possible. Now, Silicon Studios have announced that Orochi will now support the Playstation Vita, as reported by Andriasang.
So what does Orochi actually contain? Orochi is considered an all-in-one engine, with over forth development tools and twelve libraries. These tools and libraries help with elements of game design such as physics, AI and graphics. It is one of the mos popular middleware due to the abundance of Japanese support documents, which must be a rarity for the Japanese. Usually, they must deal with Western engines or develop internal ones.
What also makes Orochi an useful engine is its cross platform development. With the addition of the Playstation Vita, developers will have a quicker time to convert Playstation 3 games for Playstation Vita and vice versa. That means, if developers choose to use Orochi, it will be quite easy to release games for both platforms, pending approval from Sony Computer Entertainment, of course. Cross platform multiplayer between home and portable console should be much easier to implement as well.
For what Orochi looks like during development, check the screenshot below:
For more on the game engine Orochi, visit the official page.