If you've proven that you have marketable talent, you should probably take the next step and begin offering the fruits of your labor to your colleagues. Right?
Ready at Dawn is best known for giving us the awesome God of War: Chains of Olympus for the PSP and although we're not sure what their newest project is, we do know they're working on building their very own game design platform. Today, it was announced that this project is "designed for the creation of cutting-edge AAA interactive entertainment." Basically, this is middleware that other developers will be able to utilize and – ideally – make the entire process that much easier and more streamlined. Said Didier Malenfant, Ready at Dawn Studios president:
"At Ready At Dawn Studios, we are faced with the challenges of making a great game everyday. We are building something for developers who are tired of the challenges of PC engines shoe-horned into consoles, or trying to stitch together layers upon layers of middleware from multiple vendors. Our solution will be a complete game development platform that simply works."
This "high performance true console engine" will support the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and of course, the PSP. After Chains of Olympus launched, Ready at Dawn said they'd be moving away from the handheld to try their hand at other platforms, but we haven't heard much from them since. Maybe they spent their time building this piece of technology…which is just fine by us. If you need help in making your game, it makes perfect sense to turn to these guys.