Microsoft is currently advertising for a software design engineer to join Microsoft's "Direct Physics" team, "responsible for delivering a great leap forwards in the way game developers think about integrating Physics into their engines," according to the posting.Read more over at ExtremeTech.
Physics simulation, according to Microsoft, "is a key part of the next generation gaming experience, bringing increased realism, greater immersion and more interesting experiences."
Two independent physics SDKs are currently competing for developers: a solution from Havok, which has won hardware support from ATI and Nvidia, as well as Ageia, whose PhysX chip directly accelerates games.
Microsoft DirectX to get Physics support
Posted on Wednesday, Jun 21 2006 @ 02:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck