Havok Suite to Make PS3 Shine?

January 24th, 2007 . by jb

Make it so number 1...Like games where the stuff on the screen interacts in a realistic way?  So do we!

Havok had traditionally been a PC engine used specifically for physics emulation in games.  Nowadays, Havok has a full suite of tools they offer including:

  • Havok Physics (for physics!)
  • Havok Animation (for…animation!)
  • Havok Behavior (assists developers with AI)
  • Havok FX (for "physically-based 'special effects' phenomena…!!!)

With all these technologies being updated, Havok is boasting that PS3 development will be greatly enhanced, estimating it is 5 to 10 times faster then their previous release of the Havok Suite.  The trick is that Havok has built in heavy support for the PS3's many SPUs to help ease the load.

Hopefully this suite will help developers make the PS3's games feel like they are being played on a machine that is $200 more then it's competition.

Make it so! 

[Source: Gamasutra]

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