Havok hypes next gen physics GDC 2013 reveal

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There's a countdown timer at Havok's site.

http://www.havok.com/nextgen
http://www.havok.com/physics
http://www.havok.com/unlock

Will it turn out to be



or



remains to be seen.

EDIT: Press release: http://www.havok.com/news-and-press/releases/havok-unleashes-next-gen-physics
Havok said:
It features significant technical innovations in performance, memory utilization, usability and simulation quality, and represents a major leap forward in physics simulation for games.
Havok said:
we have seen dramatic performance gains with simulations running twice as fast or more, and using up to 10 times less memory.
2K Czech said:
highly efficient utilization of all available hardware cores with a very lean runtime memory footprint
 

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If it isn't GPU accelerated then it's dead in the water. It's been superseded by Physx in most games these days anyway.
 

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Looking forward to seeing an updated version of Havok. It's been gone long without an update.
 

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I still think Source has among the best physics in gaming. Maybe not in overall complexity and scope, but in motion and weight. Things fall and topple with a good sense of weight and mass in Source.

I'm really big on games pushing crazy physics stuff next gen, so fingers cross Havok bring the goods.
 

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A lot of games still use Havok. Physx is proprietary bs anyway.
PhysX is a cross-platform middleware solution, not unlike Havok. The key difference is that it supports hardware acceleration and this requires an Nvidia GPU to function without an egregious performance hit.
 

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I really liked what Havok was able to bring to TTT2. I will keep a eye on this. Seems like a great physics engine. PS4 and Havok seem like a good fit we have dat RAM.
 

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Press release: http://www.havok.com/news-and-press/releases/havok-unleashes-next-gen-physics
Havok said:
It features significant technical innovations in performance, memory utilization, usability and simulation quality, and represents a major leap forward in physics simulation for games.
Havok said:
we have seen dramatic performance gains with simulations running twice as fast or more, and using up to 10 times less memory.
2K Czech said:
highly efficient utilization of all available hardware cores with a very lean runtime memory footprint
 

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They already show us this on the PS4 event.



So, that GDC thing should be something big.
 

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in case people are wondering.. HL2 actually does not run Havok.. but rather a physics company gave the tech to valve.. which was then bought out by havok. Little historical details.. but yeah...
 

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Give me a Trespasser 2 with Havok. :D

Oh lord, is there any chance we will ever see a Trespasser 2 or some kind of spiritual successor? I loved that game, would die for a second one with rift/hydra support and some next gen visuals.