The premier developer of interactive entertainment and game development technologies, Vicious Cycle Software, announced that their Vicious Engine 2 is going to support three additional gaming platforms in early 2010, which include the Nintendo Wii, The Sony PlayStation 2, and the Sony PlayStation Portable.
The Vicious Engine 2 currently supports the Sony PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 gaming consoles. The expanded cross-platform support is expected to make the Vicious Engine 2 the most complete solution for next-generation game development on the industry.
Vice President and CTO of Vicious Cycle Software, Wayne Harvey, stated that they have invested heavily in the new tools and pipelines specifically for the Vicious Engine 2, and that they believe it is imperative that developers are able to leverage these improvements. He also said that the additional support that they have built for the Vicious Engine 2 will allow game developers to focus on making the best products possible, taking the full advantage of each of the system's unique abilities without even worrying constantly about technical details.
The Vicious Engine is very adaptable and easy-to-learn and has been used to develop games of every style, including adventure and platformers like Dead Head Fred. Casual games like Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords has also been developed with the Vicious Engine. Vicious Engine 2 launched in March 2009, and will appear in the side-scrolling shooter Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond for both the Xbox LIVE Arcade and the Sony PlayStation Network.