Gamebryo Element Adds PS3 Support

Middleware firm Emergent has announced the release of the latest version of Gamebryo Element, adding full platform support for the PlayStation 3, as well as announcing the use of Gamebryo in the PS3 version of Bethesda's Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

According to Emergent, the company's development team payed special attention on making sure Gamebryo Element version 2.2.2 incorporated the latest techniques for developing titles for the PS3, including optimization and integration with the PS3's software developer's kit, including ColladaFX and AGEIA's PhysX support. All Gamebryo Element libraries, samples and tools also now run on the PS3 as well.

Another key addition introduced with this latest version is Floodgate, a cross-platform API that manages data stream processing on next generation multiprocessor systems such as those found in the PS3 and Xbox 360. Emergent notes that this feature was included in order to "squeeze the most processing power out of every Synergistic Processing Unit (SPU) on the Cell Broadband Engine processor of PS3."

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