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.More info at Develop Mag.
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.
Microsoft signs deal with Havok
Posted on Saturday, Aug 09 2008 @ 02:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck