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Havok Unleashes Next Generation Physics Engine, New Engine Using Up To 10 Times Less Memory

DSOGaming writes: "Havok today announced the launch of a major new version of its industry-leading Havok Physics technology. The release is the culmination of more than 5 years of internal R&D effort."

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Prcko1232d ago (Edited 1232d ago )

great stuff,can't w8 to see enigine in action

Walker1232d ago

Uncharted 4 with next-gen havok physics engine will destroy everything !

Detoxx1232d ago

Frostbite 2.5 will destroy it

r211232d ago

In terms of single player? Nope. Destruction, most likely, since BF is well known for that. I can only imagine what kind of destruction DICE will achieve with next gen assets.

Ashunderfire861232d ago

The Physics in the Red Faction games, were the best use of physics in a game ever!!! Nobody even dare to outperform it, not even the Frostbite engine. Next gen Havoc Physics in a next gen Red Faction game, will destroy everything!!! Red Faction 3 was such a fun game with the multiplayer and the destructible environments.

LocutusEstBorg1231d ago

@r21 They already achieved it on PC. Next gen consoles can't even match BF3 on PC.

TheRealSpy1232d ago (Edited 1232d ago )

Since when has Uncharted ever been a franchise renowned for its physics? I swear, some of you will look for ANY excuse to squeeze uncharted into a discussion. It's kinda (very) sad.

I say Half-Life 2 + next-gen Havok = "destroy everything" (in quotes cuz it's a stupid thing to say).

especially since Valve worked so closely with Havok when developing the Source Engine.

FamilyGuy1231d ago (Edited 1231d ago )

I wanna see new fighting games where rips an tears in clothing are more area-specific to where you actually got hit or cut and to where they're visibly damaged cloth last for the entire match.

How's that for destruction?

*sits back an waits on Soul Calibur 6*

ShoryukenII1231d ago

Portal 3 and Dark Souls II will use this well.

Detoxx1232d ago

I'm talking about the engine.. Everyone knows Uncharted has superior singe-player and that Battlefield has superior multiplayer

CalvinKlein1232d ago

uncharted single player is WAYYYYYYYY is overrated, only its multiplayer deserves more credit

CommonSense1231d ago (Edited 1231d ago )

"everyone knows???"

I've played all 4 uncharteds. They're average at best (except the Vita one, that one is just bad). Like CalvinKlein said, WAY overrated. Maybe the most overrated franchise of this generation.

Twignberries1232d ago (Edited 1232d ago )

@Walker Not if it's as scripted as the previous installments. There was (and most likely will be) f*** all physics, it's all pre-cached, pre-animated.

Kennytaur1231d ago

You know the cruise-ship level in Uncharted 3? Well, the code-monkeys were told to use pre-determined animations for the ships movement, but they actually added real-time water simulation to make the movement as realistic as possible.

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MasterCornholio1232d ago

Well that's great news for the Wii U due to the limited amount of ram that it has.

Motorola RAZR i

Lazyeye791232d ago

Next gen has 10 times the memory, they use 10 times less.

john21232d ago

The beauty of optimization. Imagine what they'll be able to achieve with that extra memory now :D

SatanSki1232d ago

Do you even know how much memory havoc uses and how much is 10 times less? Do you have any idea what having 10 times more memory means for physics engine? Be carefull with your imagination if you dont want to be dissappointed. Damn i hate overoptimism

Tundra1232d ago

RAM is storage, performance is determined by processing power (CPU/GPU). Aka this won't do anything since Sony already has an over abundance of RAM.

GiggMan1232d ago

I know right. I wonder if that's so it would work on mobile devices?

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