Microsoft has purchased Havok, a company that makes middleware physics software (read: the technology that helps make objects in video games behave properly). Havok’s tech is used in various video games including Dark Souls II and Mortal Kombat X. And now Microsoft owns it!


Fantastic news. Hopefully this will spur the creation of better physics engines for licensing. I’ve hated Havok’s floppy ragdoll nonsense for years now.