Havok Physics | Havok

Havok Physics

Make game worlds real
Our award-winning physics SDK is the most optimized, stable middleware in the games industry today and is accompanied by unparalleled engagement and technical support.

Build with confidence

Our battle-tested, optimized runtime—performant and robust over all edge-cases—is the product of more than two decades of continuous investment and our experience working with the top game studios in the world. Validated by the best of the best, Havok Physics can handle whatever your team throws at it.

Focus on what matters most

Extend and customize components to match your unique gameplay requirements. Our flexible API and world-class support enable developers to push possibilities as far as their imaginations can go.

Simplify production

With export support for familiar modelers and visual debugging and profiling tools for out-of-the-box diagnostics, artists and developers can get what they need at the click of a button—throughout the production pipeline.

Technical details

Robust dynamics and constraint solving

  • Stable and robust, highly optimized contact and constraint solving, even for large game worlds
  • Supports a large variety of different constraint types, including industry-leading solutions for ragdolls and vehicles
  • Includes constraint motors, customizable constraints, and breakable constraints
  • Lightweight “Physics Particle” feature supports super-fast debris and rigid body effects

Battle-tested Collision Detection

  • Most robust, fully featured, and battle–tested collision detection technology available
  • Optimized and flexible collision detection pipeline
  • Continuous detection for environments, characters, and vehicles

Complete production-ready tool chain

  • Extensible asset conditioning pipeline with full Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya plug–in support
  • Built on advanced reflection and serialization systems
  • Advanced versioning system ensures backward compatibility support for all data and assets

Visual debugger

  • Displays and records in–depth profiling and debugging data across all supported platforms
  • Fine–grained, real–time multi–threaded performance data shows exactly where cycles are spent across all cores of the target system
  • Data can be recorded and sent for analysis by dedicated Havok support engineers

Customer success Havok Physics

“The world-class performance and robustness of the Havok Physics engine was a key part of Hyper Scape’s pipeline to get 100 players in a full urban environment to run smoothly on every platform we support.”

Thomas Felix, Tech Director, Hyper Scape

Havok Physics-powered

A selection of games powered by Havok Physics

Assassins Creed III Remastered

Assassin’s Creed III Remastered

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

Beyond Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Call of Duty Modern warfare

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Crackdown 3

Crackdown 3

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Death Stranding

Death Stranding

Destiny 2

Destiny 2

Detroit Become Human

Detroit: Become Human

Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

Far cry new dawn

Far Cry New Dawn

Gears 5 TC Gears of wars

Gears 5

Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

Generation Zero

Generation Zero

Heavy Rain The Origami Killer

Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer

Hyper Scape

Hyper Scape

Monster Hunter World Iceborne

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11

Ni no Kuni Wrath of the White Witch

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Rage 2

Rage 2

Saints Row 4

Saints Row IV

Saints Row The Third - The Full Package

Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package

Shadow Arena

Shadow Arena







Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Tom Clancys Rainbow Six Siege

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Tom Clancy's The Division 2

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

Wolfenstein Cyberpilot

Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot

Wolfenstein Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

World War Z

World War Z

WWE 2K20

WWE 2K20

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