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The three physics engines of The Force Unleashed

If you don't feel like watching an awesome, six-and-a-half minute long tech demo of the physics engines featured in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, allow us to briefly summarize the video below -- things are going to move around very fancily in this game. With the Havok engine controlling the movement of objects, the DMM engine regulating what objects are made from what substances, and the Euphoria engine deciding how enemies react to their environment, the game appears to push the boundaries of physics in gaming. Now we just have to wait until its summer release date to find out whether or not the rest of the game is absolute schlock. (PC, PS3, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed , Xbox 360)

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Kakkoii  +   2862d ago
Wow that's some great work they did.

Those three game engines should just be merged into one engine that can be used by other developers. That would be great.
Kakkoii  +   2862d ago
Lol who Disagreed with me?

What's to disagree with in my comment? Atleast post a reply when you disagree explaining why you disagree. Cause I really can't see a reason.
jaja1434  +   2862d ago
Disagree gremlins?
TrevorPhillips  +   2862d ago
yea i know how awesome ayy im definetly getting this game it owns its just like mass effect style =] always loved lucas arts games and his movies star wars owns havok engine rules but unreal engine is the best =]
TruthBTold  +   2862d ago
Yep, this game is looking very nice
Everything so far about the game points to a must buy. The environments, the music and specially the game play all seem to work great together for a great overall experience.
Lord Anubis  +   2862d ago
i'm not a starwars fan but this seems interesting.
TruthBTold  +   2862d ago
you should really see the movies
i wasnt too much into it also until I saw them. Its a great story and great films.start from episode 1,2,3 and then move to the older movies to understand them.

LeonSKennedy4Life - Its a chapter in the story, even though it might not be as exciting as the other, it still is a chapter in the story and in order to get the complete experience it should be seen.
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LeonSKennedy4Life  +   2862d ago
For the love of all that does not suck...SKIP EPISODE II!!! It sucked!
TrevorPhillips  +   2862d ago
im tellin ya this game will own i mean look wat the havok engine is doing to star wars its making the game very interactive :D
MK_Red  +   2862d ago
Awesome find and video. Though I love Havok's effects, the sickest and most mindblowing aspect IMO is the Euphoria engine and how those troopers react with the enviroment. In one scene the player pushes the trooper and poor guy grabs the nearby box! That was SICK.

3 super crazy techs. We had seen Havok in many games but Euphoria and DMM are the REVOLUTION. Who said technology doesn't bring new gameplay!? Here it is.
TheHater  +   2862d ago
I pretty much just look pass this game, because I felt like they was just using the Star Wars Name to sell this to consumers. But after watching that video and all the cool stuff you can do, I am getting this game now.
socomnick  +   2862d ago
Meh always hated star wars ill pass on this although that one engine that tells wood to splinter and metal to bend is really cool.
Dukester101  +   2862d ago
I really can't wait to play this game. It looks so amazing with all 3 engines working together!

Most anticipated game of 08 for me... hands down.
tony  +   2862d ago
very ambitious game.
hopefully the AI will be as challenging as it can be.
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antoinetm  +   2862d ago
just bumped it in my top 3 of 2008.

impressive, the feeling seems to be right!

Screw the AI, its a star wars game, as long as i can deflect laser shots and swing that saber around with that "zomg zomg" sound its all fine =)
mccomber  +   2862d ago
I really hope the gameplay itself can match the technologies shown here, we already get enough games that look great but just come up short otherwise. These physics engines are incredible, especially the DMM that dictates what objects are 'made of' and how they will react; bending metal, splintering wood and shattering glass that aren't canned animations will add so much immersion to games.
Apotheosis  +   2862d ago
Every time I see a new video for this game, I get more and more excited. If TFU succeeds with this ambitious physics play, I think we'll see a lot of developers copying much of their work for their own games. Hopefully in good ways.
Bnet343  +   2862d ago
I hope the gameplay is as good, I mean geez this game is next-gen. WOW!
NRG  +   2862d ago
Yeah, looking pretty good. Never a big fan of the Star Wars games or even the movies. But, the visuals look great and even more importantly, it looks fun.
Matsuiichi  +   2862d ago
My only complaint with their physics engines is how they're handling the spacecraft. I mean, seriously---does it really make sense that anything and everything hitting a TIE Fighter makes the piloting core explode? There was one instance in which a Stormtrooper was thrown into the WING and the center core exploded. That's just bad physics programming.

Either way, I'm still very impressed, and I can't wait to play this game. I just won't be hurling anything into any TIE Fighters. XD
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hadouken007  +   2862d ago
looks like they took ideas from desroy all humans, but still all good, i'd get it.
hadouken007  +   2862d ago
they should make it were u could make a guy explode, now that would sell consoles!
bootsielon  +   2862d ago
Even though George Lucas ruined the series with the last 3 movies
I'm very excited for this game after watching the videos. The technology is unbelievable; I have been waiting for "DMM" to appear in games for quite some time already.

I don't mind not playing with Vader... because after all, George Lucas turned him into a ninny by casting Christensen instead of a real badass. The apprentice looks more badass than his formerly human teacher.
Arutha  +   2862d ago
This game is looking better and better. I wonder how the video was captured though? I'm hoping the game looks that good on either the 360 or PS3. If that was all from a PC I may have to start considering getting a new PC then.
chaosatom333  +   2861d ago
I like the physics engine, but the fact that you can just wipe enemies' with a single blow is gonna hurt the gameplay. What I mean is that there is not going to be a challenge if you can blow everything away. I am still up in the air about this, but it looks like a good start.

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