Emergent has announced that eight additional companies have joined its partner program, which integrates partners' middleware technology into the company's Gamebryo development framework including AiLive (LiveMove Pro), Allegorithmic (ProFX), Anark (Gameface), CRI Middleware (CRI Movie), NaturalMotion (Morpheme), Kynogon (Kynapse), soVoz (ProScena) and Umbra.
Each of the partner products will be integrated into Gamebryo with the aim of providing developers using the engine a modular solution they can customize to their needs.
Gamebryo is a part of the company's modular Emergent Elements toolset, and has been optimized for development on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, and Emergent recently announced Wii support as well. It was used on Bethesda Softworks' The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and on its upcoming Fallout 3, both for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, in addition to EA-Mythic's upcoming Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.
Emergent president Scott Johnson said, "Emergent's partnership program offers a modular approach to an integrated game production system. Our flexible and scalable framework allows leading middleware products to work together out-of-the-box helping us build out an ecosystem of service to the industry. Through these unprecedented partnerships customers can easily evaluate and purchase the broadest range of game production solutions and design tools, and can be confident the solutions will work together seamlessly."