Microsoft signs deal with Havok

Posted on Saturday, Aug 09 2008 @ 02:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft Game Studios signed a perpetual licensing agreement for Havok's Physics, Animation and Behavior products, plus future products.
Microsoft Game Studios and Havok have signed a perpetual licensing agreement for the latter's Physics, Animation and Behavior products, plus future products, to be used across all Microsoft internal studios and development partners worldwide.

Described as a 'unique deal', the agreement follows on from a long-running relationship between Microsoft and Havok. Havok has been used in several Microsoft triple A titles including Halo 3, Halo 2, Scene It? Lights Camera Action, and Age of Empires III. Microsoft has been licensing Havok products since 2001.

And a number of its upcoming titles currently in development are using Havok products. These include Fable 2, Halo Wars, Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts, and a number of additional games.
More info at Develop Mag.


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Re: Microsoft signs deal with Havok
by Anonymous on Saturday, Aug 09 2008 @ 04:10 CEST
Zero hardware acceleration for the technology, which makes it a dog to most gamers.

Nice idea, lame execution.