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Microsoft’s acquisition of Havok will not affect Nindies

by onOctober 4, 2015
 

Microsoft’s acquisition of Havok will not affect Nindies

Microsoft has just announced the acquisition of Havok from Intel. Havok makes a 3D physics engine and licenses it to gaming studios and platform holders. Currently, more than 600 titles utilize the Havok library, including popular franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, Destiny, Dark Souls, The Elder Scrolls and Microsoft’s own Halo. While Microsoft says it is delighted to add Havok’s technologies to its robust portfolio of tools and components for developers, like DirectX 12 and Azure, they did point out that it won’t stop supporting partners going forward. “We will continue to license Havok’s technology to the broad AAA games industry,” Microsoft said in a statement to IGN. “This also means that we will continue to license Havok’s technology to run across various game consoles including Sony and Nintendo.”

Source: engadget

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