Developer Turbine (Dungeons & Dragons Online
, The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
) has announced that it has officially licensed Havok Physics, Havok Animation, and Havok Behavior 6 for use in the creation of its upcoming MMO titles for PC and console.
The Havok 6.0 suite is a collection of cross-platform software tools available to programmers and artists working with multiple gaming platforms, including the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and PC.
Havok says its Behavior, one of the key components of Havok 6.0, is designed specifically for the creative members of development teams, and can be used to build "interactive character performances" that respond to their physical environment in the game.
Based in Westwood, Massachusetts, Turbine has already released several PC MMORPGs, including the Asheron's Call
series, Dungeons & Dragons Online
, and The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
Says Havok managing director David O'Meara, "We are pleased that Turbine has chosen Havok’s solutions-driven software to effectively and economically manage creative and technical goals in their upcoming titles. The Havok team is committed to providing market-leading development tools for our customers based on their evolving needs and we look forward to working with the teams at Turbine."