Huge news out of the technology side of video games as Microsoft has acquired Havok from Intel. Microsoft has stated that the reason for the acquisition is to build “the most complete cloud service.”
The company’s official corporate article stats…
“Microsoft’s acquisition of Havok continues our tradition of empowering developers by providing them with the tools to unleash their creativity to the world. We will continue to innovate for the benefit of development partners. Part of this innovation will include building the most complete cloud service, which we’ve just started to show through games like ‘Crackdown 3.'”
Microsoft has since noted that Havok will not be used exclusively for Microsoft games. Stating..
“We will continue to license Havok’s technology to the broad AAA games industry. This also means that we will continue to license Havok’s technology to run across various game consoles including Sony and Nintendo.”
The cost of the acquisition has not been disclosed at this time. Havok has been used in some of the biggest games including Watch Dogs, Destiny, Dota 2, Battlefield 3, and Portal 2.