Havok Product Suite Powers the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
SAN FRANCISCO — December 1, 2011 ― Havok, the leading provider of game technology, announced that award-winning developer Bethesda Game Studios® used Havok Physics, Havok Animation, and Havok Behavior software for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim which was released to critical acclaim. As one of the highest reviewed games of the year with a Metacritic average score of 96, Skyrim has launched with astounding accolades.
“Skyrim is one of the biggest games of 2011 and we are extremely excited to be a part of it,” says Brian Waddle, VP of Sales and Marketing. “Our technical team worked very closely with Bethesda’s development team, helping them maximize the benefits of our toolset.”
Bethesda utilized Havok’s Animation technology to increase the overall animation quality and enhance the breadth of characters and creatures in the game. The Havok Behavior Tool provides a wide palette of tuning features allowing Animators to refine locomotion and combat sequences for realistic transitions between walking, running and jogging, helping Bethesda’s team to better balance combat in both first- and third-person perspectives.
Havok’s technology puts power in the hands of creators, allowing developers to reach higher standards of fidelity and interactivity. The cross-platform toolset allows developers access to a powerful and flexible set of products designed to work within a studio’s particular production pipeline pushing creativity to new heights.
For further information, developers can visit www.havok.com.
As a leading provider of games development technologies, Havok has over 12 years of experience servicing the most demanding technology requirements for leading customers in the commercial games and entertainment industry. A combination of superior technology and dedication to delivering industry leading support to its customers has led to the company’s technologies being used in over 500 of the best known and award-winning titles including Uncharted 3, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, The Elder Scrolls® V: Skyrim™, Uncharted: Golden Abyss™, Warhammer 40,000®: Space Marine®, and L.A. Noire™.
Havok works in partnership with the world’s best known publishers, developer studios and developer teams, including Microsoft Games Studios®, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., THQ®, Ubisoft®, Rockstar, EA, Bethesda ™, Insomniac, Relic, Bungie, Naughty Dog, and Guerrilla. Its cross-platform, professionally supported technology is available for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PC Games for Windows, PlayStation Vita®, Wii™, Nintendo® 3DS, Android™, iOS, Apple Mac OS and Linux.
Havok’s products have also been used to drive special effects in movies such as Clash of the Titans, Watchmen, Quantum of Solace, Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix, and The Matrix. Havok has offices in Dublin, San Francisco, Seoul, Tokyo, Southern Germany and Montreal.