ARM Acquires Geomerics

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    Never heard of these guys, but looks like ARM just bought them:

    http://community.arm.com/docs/DOC-7954?sf20595402=1

    Seems to be a key player ? Always thought that gaming devs depended on their own creative ideas to solve this kind of advanced stuff :lol:
     
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    Used in a lot of games already, including BF4?
     
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    What a bizarre investment.
     
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    Unexpected.
    Wonder why they want them in, maybe to pull a PhysX (ie Restrict Geomerics solution to ARM platform on mobile...)
     
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    That was my reaction too.

    I met the head Geomerics chap at an industry/academia meeting some years ago. Seemed like a pleasant chap. I admit the company had fallen off my radar since then, I hadn't realised that their technology had made it into so many games (including EVE, which I still play on and off!).
     
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    This has mobile Mantle written all over it.
    EA is one of those partners and pretty much all their Frostbite based games use it and all those games also happen to support Mantle as well. ARM now by owning the lighting tech those studios have experience working with ensure compatibility on their GPUs when mobile Mantle versions of those games are developed.
     
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