Havok Physics gaming engine shown off on Xperia Play, will come to Gingerbread
Havok has announced that it will bring high level physics to Android, along with all of the requisite development tools. Smartphones with Android 2.3 can now enjoy the same physics and graphics that we have seen on PCs and Consoles for years.
Check out the video of the engine running on the Xperia Play to demonstrate the mammoth phones ability to deploy high graphic games.
Official Press Release
Havok and Sony Ericsson Push Smartphone Boundaries
Mar 1, 2011
Optimised Havok tools available now for Android™ Developers to create games for Xperia™ PLAY
March 1st, 2011, San Francisco – Havok and Sony Ericsson are delighted to announce the availability of Havok’s product suite to Android™ developers, optimized for Xperia™ PLAY, Sony Ericsson’s recently announced smartphone. Havok, the leading provider of game technology, has a fully optimized build of its industry leading product line ready for licensing by Android™ developers on Xperia™ PLAY as part of its entry into Android™.
David Coghlan, Managing Director, Havok said: “As part of Havok’s overall support for the Android™ platform, we are very pleased to partner with Sony Ericsson to put the full power of the Havok product line into the hands of Xperia™ PLAY developers. We were extremely impressed by the performance of the Xperia™ PLAY and the ease with which we were able to port and optimise our technology to the platform. This will enable developers to use Havok technology to create cinematic, rich 3-D immersive games for Android™ smartphones with Xperia™ PLAY in the forefront.”
Steve Walker, Head of Marketing at Sony Ericsson said: “Xperia™ PLAY is not only a fantastic smartphone on the latest Android™ platform, it also offers the best mobile gaming experience available. We are very pleased to be working with Havok to bring new levels of cinematic and immersive gaming experiences, never before seen on smartphones, to the Android™ platform.
Havok has now fully ported all seven of its products to Gingerbread (version 2.3), the latest version of Google’s Android™ platform and partnered closely with Sony Ericsson to deliver a specifically optimized runtime ahead of launch.