The Havok game physics engine for Android demoed on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

The Havok game physics engine for Android demoed on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
Known for powering Fallout: New Vegas and Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, the Havok physics engine will be making a cameo appearance on Android, with the game-centered Sony Ericsson Xperia Play being its Trojan Horse.

As part of Havok’s overall support for the Android™ platform, we are very pleased to partner with Sony Ericsson to put the full power of the Havok product line into the hands of Xperia™ PLAY developers. We were extremely impressed by the performance of the Xperia™ PLAY and the ease with which we were able to port and optimise our technology to the platform. This will enable developers to use Havok technology to create cinematic, rich 3-D immersive games for Android™ smartphones with Xperia™ PLAY in the forefront.”, said the Managing director at Havok.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play might not have a dual-core chipset, but it is shaping to be a very interesting and pampered Android device. With a special place reserved for Xperia Play-optimized games on Android Market, and joint-ventures worthy of developers' attention like this cooperation with Havok, the Spring release does look full of promise, so we can't wait to see this baby on Verizon and the rest around May.

Have a look at Sony Ericsson's video demo below, and dream for the moment when you can slingshot gorillas across a football stadium on your Xperia Play.

source: Havoc via Electricpig

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Xperia PLAY
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 0.4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.41h 3G talk time)



1. TheFunnyMan

Posts: 77; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

The Xperia PLAY may have just become a serious contender in the world of Android smartphones

2. jcoberg10

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 30, 2009

nah it'll be a niche market.

3. TheFunnyMan

Posts: 77; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

Maybe, maybe. But Havok is a serious developer, and they are one of the first to come out and look at smartphone OS as a viable gaming platform.

4. Shanism

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

Do we all remember the last hand held gaming phones? super cool concept. but It wont catch on. I would love one but if no one gets them there goes the market for them and all the other chances for them.

5. Tottenham

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

Remember folks, this is a Sony phone, so you've got a lot of development muscle behind this new platform. Unlike Sprint's Kyocera Echo, which will likely turn out to be the biggest failure this year.

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

this isnt a new unproven gaming platform like the NGage. This is multiple giants comming together on an already extremely popular platform and adding to it. Even if you dont game, its still a well spec'ed phone. I'd assume they are going to put this on as many carriers as possible and probably advertise the hell out of it. Besides, this is android, whatever games that come out, will end up being able to be played on all the new phones that come out. Someone will make it happen. lol.

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