This is possibly the oddest deal I have heard about in quite some time.
Apparently Microsoft has offered to purchase the exclusive rights to the awesome Havok engine for eternityâ€¦ No pathetic till death do us part for Microsoft. They want this engine until the end of the universe itself.
A list of titles that have used the Havok engine reads like the who’s who of AAA gaming.
Assassin’s Creed, Ghost Recon 2, Battlefield Bad Company, Crackdown, Half Life 2, Halo 3, Halo 2 and the list goes on and on and on.
If Microsoft do manage to close this deal it would be, in my humble opinion, a much more important deal than the FFXII one.
Would they licence the engine back out to Sony or just refuse to allow any more non Microsoft titles to use it?
I don’t think any company should have that much control over the general development process otherwise we may not see the Force on a PS3 anytime soon.
Apparently nothing has been finalised yet but a deal of some sort seems to be a done deal.
Last Updated: August 7, 2008