View Full Version : Havok physics software on PC soon-to-be free for non-commercial use
Havok, now part of Intel, announced yesterday at GDC08 that come May 2008 it will offer the PC version of its renowned physics and animation middleware solution, Havok Complete, free of charge for non-commercial use.
Read the full news item (http://www.beyond3d.com/content/news/595)
Wow, that's crazy. And funnily enough, just what I was thinking about would be great for stuff like the PhyreEngine, which comes with connectors for among others Havok ... another step to some great, low-budget development. Now just give us the PhyreEngine as a free PC download, and off we go! :D
Intel sure is getting aggressive when it comes to everything Larrabee-related. And for once, if this fails, you should only blame the engineering team rather than management/strategy planning!
Ageia's PhysX is also available for free for non-commercial use. Perhaps this is why Havok is forced to do it aswell.
I hope that nVIDIA will offer PhysX for free sometime in the future.
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