The physics come to life, causing some Havok.
This year, the highly respected and extremely popular physics engine brought to you by Havok, turns 15 years old. Havok appears in many different games stretching across not only multiple generations of hardware, but it also spans a wide variety of genres,
Havok has been put to use in some of the most respected video games of all time, Half Life 2’s Gravity Gun, and even the heart wrenching survival story, The Last of Us.
The Havok team started out in my homeland of Ireland, in a place known as the Trinity College which is situated in Dublin. Having walked past it many times, it’s interesting to me, on a persoanl level, to think of how something that would influence the gaming industry so much was created just down the street from me.
If you’ve been playing Sunset Overdrive, Destiny, Dragon Age Inquisition, then you already owe thanks to Havok.
To help demonstrate their dedication to bringing the games we all love to life in their own way, they have released a rather beautiful, historical timeline of their work. Check it out by clicking on the image!