Game Engine Havok
Developer Sony Bend Studio
Platform PS Vita
Release Date Out Now.
Havok, the Emmy award winning Irish Company provides interactive solutions for the global games and entertainment industry are going to be exhibiting at the GDC conference all this week (5th-9th March) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Announcing their presence at the conference Havok’s Managing Director David Coghlan talks about their input into the amazing visuals and physics implemented by the award-winning Sony Computer Entertainment Bend Studio in the stunning Uncharted Golden Abyss one of the launch titles on the Vita when it launched late last month.
David Coghlan, Managing Director of Havok, says:
“As one of the biggest PS Vita launch titles, we are extremely excited to have worked on UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss. Our dedicated support team worked closely with Sony Computer Entertainment America and Bend Studio to help get the most out of Havok’s Physics and Animation technologies. Our latest tools for portable platforms allow Havok to continue providing customers with solutions that set new standards within the industry.”
From the start of development, Bend Studio took advantage of Havok’s platform optimized technology that allowed them to fully leverage the multi-core hardware in the PS Vita system by making use of Havok’s Physics and Animation technology allowing Bend Studio to reach higher levels of fidelity and interactivity for the PS Vita system. One of the great advantages of Havok’s toolset is the out-of-the-box integration between Animation and Physics for advanced character interaction within the game environment, and with the ease of getting started and the unparalleled support the tools provide it has proven instrumental in the success of the game’s development.
Christopher Reese, Director, Product Development, Bend Studio, says:
“From the beginning of development, we had Havok on board and are excited with the results of the optimizations accomplished by Havok to take advantage of the PS Vita’s multi-core CPU. The tools have been invaluable for production and quick iteration and have helped to bring an unparalleled gaming experience to UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss.”
Havok™ is exhibiting at this week’s Game Developers Conference (GDC 5th – 9th March)