Havok: Everything in next-gen games must be destructible

By Eddie Makuch

Head of product management for middleware company says "it will not longer be acceptable to walk into a room where you can't punch a hole in the wall."

Destruction must be at the heart of next-generation games, according to Havok's worldwide head of product management. Speaking with Games Industry International, Andrew Bowell said destructible environments will be a cornerstone of PlayStation 4 and next Xbox games.

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fsfsxii1819d ago

Next Gen Metal Gear Rising, you'll be able to cut World Marshal's building real time, no FPS drop
I'm just joking, but i think that would be great, but not really needed in everything, probably, in Godzilla game, that would awesome.

Septic1819d ago

Everything in next-gen games must be destructible:

Even the sky

shivvy241819d ago

use mines to blow up a hole to the other side of the world

DeadlyFire1819d ago

Hell yes. Blow a hole in the atmosphere in new Call of Duty killstreak to end the round. You know they have thought of doing it.

isarai1819d ago

I don't know about that, sure i think nearly every game should have lots of destruction next gen with the massive amount of ram available, but making everything destructible could just as easily break a game as it would help it.

kneon1819d ago

If they keep it realistic then it may not be too problematic. For example you can't take down a building with small arms fire despite what EA may have you believe.

But there would be problems with doors and windows allowing access to areas that shouldn't be accessed yet, if ever. This would require modeling the interior of all buildings just in case someone blasts open the door.

DeadlyFire1819d ago

What do you mean "just in case" You know it will happen. hahah

Zichu1819d ago

I would like destruction to be more dynamic. Depending on how hard something hits a destructible object, the more pieces come flying off and such.

Animal Mutha 761819d ago

Agreed. Materials physics and ballistics need to work together.

If I shoot a tank with an AK I expect possible ricochet/flak

If I drive my veyron into a concrete barrier at 250mph I expect my car to crumple/explode and to be very dead.

contradictory1819d ago

that sounds intriguing.
although i still hoped they'd take more time into
the gameplay itself.....
and storyline.....

ape0071819d ago (Edited 1819d ago )

who else wanna see the nextgen version of the Euphoria Engine ?

WUTCHUGUNNADO1819d ago (Edited 1819d ago )

The euphoria engine is already pretty robust. I don't see a need for a next gen version of it. It would be great to see improvements non-the-less.

ape0071819d ago (Edited 1819d ago )

i agree to certain extent, as good as euphoria is, they can add a new weigh\size\gender simulation, taller\fatter people react differently, also males should react different than females

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