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

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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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posted on 07 Mar 2011, 10:27 1

1. TheFunnyMan (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)

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

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 10:49

2. jcoberg10 (Posts: 112; Member since: 30 Oct 2009)

nah it'll be a niche market.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 11:14

3. TheFunnyMan (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jan 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.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 11:58

4. Shanism (Posts: 19; Member since: 05 Mar 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.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 12:31

5. Tottenham (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Jan 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.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 17:52

6. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 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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