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Codeplay Launches Offload™ 2.0
Posted on Tuesday 5th of April 2011 03:34:29 AM.
Codeplay, an Edinburgh based technology company, today launched Offload™ 2.0, a new version of their game acceleration and optimization technology for game developers.
Offload™ 2.0 is a development toolkit that enables developers to obtain the very best performance from game graphics, artificial intelligence and code. The technology allows developers to fully exploit the capabilities of PlayStation®3 whilst preserving high quality and performance on other platforms.
Andrew Richards, Founder and Managing Director at Codeplay said: "Codeplay's mission over the last five years has been to address the technical challenges of the game production process. Working closely with game developers, we have developed supporting technologies that work with developers' complex code and streamline cross-platform development.
"For developers and publishers the benefits are clear - shortened game development times, reduced need for late stage optimization, and the ability to easily manage existing game code over multiple platforms.
"Several leading video game developers are utilizing Offload™ to optimize their games and have found it to be incredibly beneficial. For example, in just nine hours of one developer's time, Offload™ for PlayStation®3 achieved a spectacular five-fold increase in AI code performance.
"Development studios can now concentrate on creating AAA games instead of devoting significant resources into the hardware specific details of today's consoles."
Offload™ 2.0 is available now in a free to use 'Community Edition' and a paid for 'Professional Edition'. To find out more visit http://offload.codeplay.com.
Codeplay are industry experts in game performance and optimization. Leading game developers are using Offload™, Codeplay's game acceleration technology, to obtain the very best performance from their graphics, artificial intelligence and game code across multiple video game platforms. Codeplay are official PlayStation®3 Tools & Middleware partners.
Codeplay's expertise in advanced optimizing technologies and programmable graphics is truly cutting-edge. Their solutions enable game developers and semiconductor manufacturers to set new standards in gaming and visual computing and achieve amazing graphics performance that keeps them at the forefront of the industry.
Codeplay, an independent technology company based in Edinburgh, Scotland, has been providing acceleration solutions that optimize performance for AAA game developers and semiconductor manufacturers since 1999. For more information, please visit www.codeplay.com
Offload™ is a development toolkit that takes C++ code and migrates it efficiently onto SPUs, letting programmers optimize code easily afterwards. It is available in two editions:
- Offload™ Community Edition, the free to use edition aimed at academics, researchers and professional games developers wishing to trial the technology. Offload™ Community Edition may be downloaded from the Offload™ website at http://offload.codeplay.com
- Offload™ Professional Edition, for professional games developers, has a much greater range of optimization features than the Community Edition and is designed for advanced use and customization.
All Offload™ users can access the online knowledgebase and forum. Codeplay also offers individual support for customers requiring specific optimizations to Offload™ and consultancy services for game developers with tight deadlines looking to attain optimal game performance on PlayStation®3 and other platforms.
Copyright ©2011 Codeplay Software Ltd. Offload™ is a trademark of Codeplay Software Ltd. Codeplay is a registered trademark of Codeplay Software Ltd. in the UK and/or other countries. All rights reserved. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.