Ready at Dawn

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Ready at Dawn Studios
Basic Information
Company Type
Video games
Game development

Ready at Dawn is a video game developer located in Irvine, California and is composed of some former members of Naughty Dog and Blizzard Entertainment. Formed in 2003, they released their first title, Daxter, to critical acclaim for the Sony PlayStation Portable.

Ready at Dawn finished working on their second PSP title, God of War: Chains of Olympus[1] as well as a Wii version of Ōkami, with added motion controls.[2] In June 2008 it was confirmed that the company have finished developing titles for the PSP, and that they have returned the relevant development kits to Sony.[3] However, reports claim that the developer received new development kits after returning. They are currently developing God of War: Ghost of Sparta collaboratively with Sony's Santa Monica Studio for the PSP and PSPgo, with their new proprietary engine.

Ready at Dawn licensed ProFX, a technology to procedurally generate texture files, reducing their size.[4]

As of October 2009, Ready at Dawn is working on a new game engine. The Ready At Dawn Engine is said to be a wholly console-centric platform, integrated with a suite of third-party tools that require no additional license. These tools include 3D content editing, audio, user interface and asset management systems.[5] In July 2010, it was announced that Ready at Dawn had fired thirteen employees, citing the company's status as independent as the main reason behind the firings.[6]

Game title US release date Platform
Daxter March 14, 2006 PlayStation Portable
God of War: Chains of Olympus March 4, 2008 PlayStation Portable
Ōkami April 15, 2008 Wii
God of War: Ghost of Sparta November 2, 2010 PlayStation Portable

References[edit | edit source]

  1. article on
  2. Article of eurogamer
  3. Ready at Dawn officially finished with PSP development
  4. Remo, Chris (August 12, 2008). Ready At Dawn Licenses Allegorithmic's ProFX. Retrieved on 2008-09-01
  5. [1]
  6. Thorsen, Tor (July 14, 2010). God of War PSP studio axes 13. Retrieved on 2010-07-14

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