Havok have confirmed that they have entered into an agreement with Nintendo to beef up Wii U titles through use of their renowned physics and animation tools.
Announcing the news, Managing Director of Havok David Coghlan said that gamers expect “high-fidelity realism” in their titles, and now through use of the Havok tools, the Wii U can offer greater “interactive experiences”:
“We are very excited to be at the forefront of the new platform and we are honoured to be providing Havok technology to Wii U developers in order to create great games in all genres. Gamers around the world expect high-fidelity realism and want to immerse themselves into new gaming experiences. This license agreement will give game developers everywhere easy access to Havok’s industry-leading technology. We are sure this license agreement will result in the creation of great interactive experiences for consumers on the Wii U platform!”
With rumours spreading that the Wii U is getting a new name/tech revamp, Havok is most definitely a step in the right direction. Say goodbye to scripted animations/environments.