Microsoft buys Havok from Intel

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  1. Turanis

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    Today, we are proud to announce that Microsoft has acquired Havok, the leading provider of 3D physics, from Intel.

    https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2015/10/02/havok-to-join-microsoft/

    Update from IGN:

    Havok will not be limited to Microsoft exclusively. “We will continue to license Havok’s technology to the broad AAA games industry," a representative told IGN. "This also means that we will continue to license Havok’s technology to run across various game consoles including Sony and Nintendo.”

    On the subject of what Microsoft paid for the acquisition, we were told, “We are not discussing financial details at this time.”

    Finally, Microsoft told IGN, "We are working closely with the team at Havok to ensure a smooth transition, but have nothing further to announce at this time.”

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/10/02/microsoft-buys-havok-from-intel

    http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/microsoft-buys-havok-from-intel.html
     
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    My favourite physics engine, all hope lost!

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  3. Noisiv

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    can't wait for this in Diablo 3 DX12 update :D
     
  4. Turanis

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    Haha good one. :D

    The question is what semiconductor(cpu+gpu) maker will buy Microsoft? ;)
     
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    Why would that need a performance boost? =p

    Most of the performance issues are network related.

    Edit: Nm. That went straight over my head!
     
  6. nhlkoho

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    Intel doesn't need it anyway. The whole reason they bought it in the first place was to compete in the GPGPU business when they were working on Larrabee.
     
  7. moab600

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    NVIDIA sells PhysX to microsoft... microsoft incorporate havok with physx using DX12 with little performance penalty...

    AHA THE DREAMS.
     
  8. sverek

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    What if ...

    wait for it....

    Microsoft is developing Half-Life3 with it?

    [hide]Kappa[/hide]
     
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  10. JonasBeckman

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    Phys XBox :D

    Wouldn't mind a update that makes it GPU hardware accelerated under DirectX 12 though if they intend to do anything with this purchase even if it'll probably be more aimed at helping the XBox one out a bit.
     

  11. KissSh0t

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    How would this affect SteamOS?

    Or not at all because of licensing?
     
  12. Kaarme

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    Game physics being calculated in an MS cloud doesn't sound like a plausible solution unless you live right next to an MS data center.
     
  13. zebojelor

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    RIP Havok

    Will be buried aside Nokia tomb.
     
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    Actually I think there are settings for cpu & thread usage, as they exist even for the earliest WoW.
    I've had pretty good 2.4.3 results when simply letting it go 4294967295 threads & change timing method from 0 to 2 whatever it is.
    Got minor FPS bump from 30 to 220, and didin't even bother testing where it's sane as I get no crashes. :banana:

    So I think it's very likely that SC2 & D3 also have bunch of options at them, but no one has done as good wiki for them as WoW has.
     
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  15. rl66

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    why not? the data transfer are lot more wide and easy than ever... 10 years ago would you imagine played online in the desert on a korean server while listen to music on the net on a US location?
     

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    Nokia's downfall was well before Microsoft bought them...just sayin.
     
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    I created a "perfect" world that would never exist, just imagine all games with Havok and Physx with minimal performance penalty, sponsored by MS :D
     
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    Is there anything that Microsoft bought and made it better?
     
  19. CalculuS

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    Hmmm lets take a look at that.

    Skype; NOPE
    Nokia; NOPE
    Rare; NOPE
    Mojang; Arguably
    Lionhead Studios; NOPE
    Hotmail; Arguably
     
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    that's why what i wrote will never exist, we see how much havok will be caused by MS :D
     

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