Microsoft purchases Havok from Intel

Erik Johnson
Microsoft purchases Havok from Intel

Microsoft has acquired Ireland-based middleware developer Havok from Intel.

A post on Microsoft's blog announces the company's purchase of the developer known for providing ragdoll physics and destructible elements for a myriad of notable titles, such as Dark Souls II and Mortal Kombat X.

While terms weren't disclosed, Microsoft explained Havok will continue its business with third-parties as usual.

"As we welcome Havok to the Microsoft family, we will continue to work with developers to create great gaming experiences, and continue to license Havok's development tools to partners," Microsoft states.

"We believe that Havok is a fantastic addition to Microsoft's existing tools and platform components for developers, including DirectX 12, Visual Studio and Microsoft Azure."

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