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[Engadget]Havok physics engine comes to Android 2.3, demoed on Xperia Play (video)

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Great graphics are a component of great video games, but fancy physics can help too, and last week Havok announced that it was bringing those to Android, along with all of the requisite development tools. That means smartphones with Android 2.3 or up can potentially enjoy the same procedural animations and pretty dresses that we've enjoyed on PC and home console for years, and as the first gamer-centric smartphone with Gingerbread on board, Sony Ericsson's forthcoming Xperia Play got to be the first to demo them.
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Now we will see the dual core smartphones get a real workout.
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havok is simply the best physics period. To see them on smart phone games is going to be incredible.
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This is amazing. I can't wait!
    
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****balls i wanted the arc... now im confused mmmm
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this is why Gingerbread API is awesome, it can finally utilize the gpu and other low level hardware.
You can do the same thing on Froyo possibly but it will not be easy and as smooth as on Gingerbread.

it is possible that this can be run on other Gingerbread devices, just that you wont have the exact controls
    
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Originally Posted by RotaryKnight View Post
it is possible that this can be run on other Gingerbread devices, just that you wont have the exact controls
oh i know, but do play controller related games eg SFIV with a controller, or on a keyboard?

EDIT: and yes i would buy this just to play SFIV, SVC, MK and the odd racing game properly, but for work... well the arc just seems more awesum.... i guess its down to if i feel like a 2 year old or a responsible adult at time of purchase
Edited by WiR3D-kNiGhT - 3/5/11 at 11:07pm
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this is simply amazing... at the same time i dont expect to be using this phone to make any calls....
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