Microsoft acquires Havok physics engine

October 3, 2015

Microsoft has revealed they have acquired Havok from Intel for an undisclosed amount.

Havok is a middleware physics engine that has been used in approximately 600 games since its debut in 2000. Some notable examples include Dark Souls II, PortalWatch Dogs and Destiny.

Microsoft has stated they will continue to license Havok’s development tools to developers worldwide. Speaking with IGN, Microsoft added that “this also means that we will continue to license Havok’s technology to run across various game consoles including Sony and Nintendo.”.