CRI Middleware Co. has announced today that their middleware “File Majik Pro for PlayStation 3” will be offered to PLAYSTATION 3 develoopers for free starting June 2008 and lasting until March 2010.
What File Majik Pro does is utilizes CRI Middleware’s own data compression and expansion algorithms, and optimizes the file arrangement of the game data to cut down the load time for games to less than half of it’s original load time.
The simple formula is Load Time = Read Time + Seek Time. This middlware cuts down the Read Time by the compressed data and the ability to unzippigng them along side with the read time simultaneously; by re-arranging the data on disk in the order which they are needed will cut down the Seek Time. Developers will also be able to fit even more on the Blu-Ray due to the data compression.
It cuts down the PLAYSTATION 3’s average 22 second load time to 9 seconds by reading 200MB off the Blu-Ray.