Microsoft Acquires Havok 3D Physics Platform from Intel

Game Development
Posted 10/11/2015 8:09:59 AM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

Microsoft Acquires Havok 3D Physics Platform from Intel
Microsoft has acquired Havok, a provider of a leading 3D real time physics creator, from Intel. The Havok acquisition strengthens Microsoft’s existing tools and platform components for developers, including DirectX 12, Visual Studio, and Microsoft Azure.

Havok has offices in Dublin (Ireland), San Francisco, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Germany. Havok’s cross-platform technology is available for the Xbox One and Xbox 360; PlayStation4, PlayStation3, and PlayStation Vita; Wii U; Windows 8 (Desktop, Tablet and Phone); Windows 7; Android; iOS; Apple Mac OS and Linux.

The company’s technology has been used in more than 600 titles including top franchises such as Halo, The Elder Scrolls, Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, Uncharted, Dead Rising and Skylanders.

Havok works with a number of top publishers and development studios including Microsoft Games Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment, Nintendo, Activision Blizzard, EA, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Ubisoft, Wargaming, Remedy, Bungie and Infinity Ward. 

Havok’s products have also been used in a number of movies to drive special effects including X-Men First Class, World War Z, Harry Potter, James Bond, and The Matrix.

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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