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Microsoft has Acquired Havoc

Microsoft has Acquired Havok

Microsoft has Acquired Havoc

Microsoft has Acquired Havok

 

Microsoft has announced that they have acquired Havok, the leading provider of developer tools and physics solutions for game developers, from Intel. 

Havok is a very famous name when it comes to video games, having partnered with with pretty much ever big name in the gaming industry to create over 600 gaming tiles from Dark Souls, The Elder Scrolls and even Halo. 

 

"Havok is an amazing technology supplier in the games industry and the leading real-time physics creator. We saw an opportunity to acquire Havok to deliver great experiences for our fans. Throughout the company’s history, they’ve partnered with Activision, EA, Ubisoft, Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft and many others to create more than 600 games including Halo, Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, Destiny, Dark Souls and The Elder Scrolls."

  Microsoft has Acquired Havoc  

Microsoft say that they will continue to licence Havok tools to partners and use their tools in order to continue to help deliver great gaming experiences. 

 

Microsoft’s acquisition of Havok continues our tradition of empowering developers by providing them with the tools to unleash their creativity to the world.   We will continue to innovate for the benefit of development partners. Part of this innovation will include building the most complete cloud service, which we’ve just started to show through games like “Crackdown 3.”

 

It will be very interesting how Microsoft will use Havok's tools and expertise to help develop more realistic and immersive gaming experiences. Hopefully Microsoft will use havoc wisely and not in a way which will harm development on other platforms like Linux PCs or competing consoles like the PS4 and Wii U. 

 

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05-10-2015, 10:45:50

SPS
You have many autocorrect's to Havoc in there mate, I fixed what I could!Quote

06-10-2015, 00:53:40

NeverBackDown
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Hopefully Microsoft will use havoc wisely and not in a way which will harm development on other platforms like Linux PCs or competing consoles like the PS4 and Wii U.
They already addressed this and said they will allow Sony and Nintendo as well as anyone else to continue licensing the engine just like beforeQuote

07-10-2015, 12:00:47

HK-Axal
I'm looking forward to see what Microsoft end up doing with it :PQuote
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