Microsoft today announced that they have reached an agreement with Intel to acquire Havok, the company that is responsible for the 3D physics in Call of Duty, Destiny, and many other video games. The company has also worked on EA, Ubisoft, and other major publisher’s titles.

Havok is an amazing technology supplier in the games industry and the leading real-time physics creator. We saw an opportunity to acquire Havok to deliver great experiences for our fans. Throughout the company’s history, they’ve partnered with Activision, EA, Ubisoft, Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft and many others to create more than 600 games including Halo, Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, Destiny, Dark Souls and The Elder Scrolls.

With Microsoft now taking control of the company, they will integrate Havok’s technology directly into Windows and Xbox One. Microsoft, however, has confirmed that they will still allow Havok’s technology to be licensed out to third party developers and even to Sony and Nintendo.

“We will continue to license Havok’s technology to the broad AAA games industry,” a representative told IGN. “This also means that we will continue to license Havok’s technology to run across various game consoles including Sony and Nintendo.”

You can learn more about Havok’s technology and services here.

SOURCE: Microsoft

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  • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

    This is the type of shit that ruins gaming. Oh, and furst.

    • Ty

      It just looks like a really good business opportunity for both companies. I dont see how you came to the conclusion on how a multi million dollar company is using their money and power to actually make things better in games but, hey who am I to judge.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Multi-BILLION dollar company. Microsoft has tens to hundreds of billions of dollars in income. They’re the worst company in history, and, due to their size, cannot be defended, which is why I find it illogical to defend anything that they do. How does this benefit the other companies, or even gamers, in general? Are Microsoft’s first party studios not talented enough to make an in-house physics engine, or are they too lazy?

        • Daniel M

          Fuck your anger is juicy, time to collect your tears.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Will you have anything valuable worth spewing, grow up and stop acting like a childish troll? I have every right to be somewhat angered. You make absolutely no sense.

        • ccrows

          Bruh, you the biggest MS hater/Sony Fanboy I’ve ever met on the internet, it’s not even funny.

          Seriously, if you ever say anything positive about Microsoft, I’m gonna immediately check my pulse to see if my vitals are still OK.

          I don’t get what the F*** Microsoft ever did wrong to you, but FFS let it go man, cuz BOTH systems (and companies) are great… <_<

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            You’re fucking if those are your genuine feelings towards me. You wouldn’t be upset towards my Microsoft criticisms if you weren’t a Microsoft fanboy, yourself. So hypocritical. You’re wrong. Just because I despise a company, it doesn’t mean I’m a fanboy of their competition. Nice logic. Whatever helps you sleep at night, I guess. I can’t stop you from being ignorant.

            Why the hell should I speak highly of Microsoft? Are you insane? No, I’m never going to speak positively about a multi-billion dollar corporation just to appease you and your pathetic accusations. Grow up.

            That’s your opinion. Stop defending these first party companies that have no regard for the consumer. I don’t know if I’ll buy an Xbox One or not, because I don’t know what the future holds, but I’m not interested in any of their games currently, so I’m holding off. I refuse to support these companies (Valve included), and you should do the same.

          • ItzSikh

            buddy it everyone’s opinion on what they like or not so don’t tell others to refuse companies

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I will tell others to not support a company if I wish especially if I believe that it’s for a good reason. They can have whatever opinion they want, but I’ll still call it ridiculous, and that’s MY opinion.

          • jordanxxxbrookes

            The fact that you’re in the comment section centered around Call of Duty news that features people using Dolan speak acting like Ché Guevara is the most ridiculous thing of all.

            Why are you preaching in this comment section? Like you couldn’t wait to just dig in with over the top cliché as if you’re fighting against Big Tobacco or the Pharmaceutical industry. This is charlieintel.com bro

          • ccrows

            “Stop defending these first party companies that have no regard for the consumer.”

            OMG, I’m F***ing dying ATM! LMAO!

            So Sony’s DLC rights agreement that they just signed with Activision, wasn’t about “business” and didn’t “Microsoft users” get screwed by that.

            Sure MS did it first, and that was wrong too, but FFS please stop with the whole “Oh MS is wrong, and Sony can’t do anything wrong”.

            Bottom Line – You own a PS4, and Sony is a big company. Please get off your “Stop supporting big businesses” soapbox, when “you” decided to support a big company when you bought your PS4, and games to go along with it… *Sigh* *SMH*

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            You need to read. You’re completely ignoring my statements. Notice that I said first party statements in a PLURAL manner. But Microsoft is factually the word tout of the 3. You can deny it, but it’s the truth.

            Timed DLC agreements are anti-consumer. That money should only be put into marketing for the system. Since BO3 on PS4 has timed exclusivity for Zombies on my preferred platform, I’m not complaining, but I still think that nobody should wait for something that should have already been on the disc. Sony condones timed exclusivity, so they are doing a wrongful deed. Compare the BO3 deal to this and it’s night and day, however.

            What is with your blind, ignorant assumptions? Where are you even getting this nonsense from? When did I EVER say, in my own words, that “Sony could do no wrong” in ANY of my comments? In comparison to Microsoft, which elevates the complete ridiculousness of company worshipping, Sony isn’t nearly as bad as a corporation, and Nintendo isn’t nearly as bad as Sony is. I’m saying that, out of the 3, Microsoft is the top of the list of the 3 first party companies to never support, because it’s absolutely ludicrous,

            Bottom line, you’re defending an even bigger company, and it’s ridiculous. You support Microsoft, hence my issue. You’re implying that I support Sony, which I dont. You don’t know me at all, so please stop assuming things you know nothing about.

          • ScOott

            Jeeze ive finally got through reading the comments after my own pathetic little war yesterday, and tbh u make no sense.. You give no real reason for ever hating Microsoft, I don’t understand what they have ever done to u? My honest opinion Ccrows Is a bit of xbox fan boy because he seems to always defend xbox (But I know he is planning on picking up ps4) , and u are the biggest ps4 fanboy going.. Please give some examples of what Microsoft does that sony doesn’t that makes u hate them so much..

          • boop

            i almost gave up trying to get to the end of the comments but finally im here 😀 i wish i wouldve had popcorn tho before reading all this

          • ScOott

            Lmao, everyone’s lost there shit, I’d get out why u can!

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Then you have not read properly. Gamers are sense-impaired. You can’t read my comments and magically call me a “PS4 fanboy” (like an ignoramus) with no elaboration whatsoever other than me criticizing Microsoft. That’s the perfect gamer logic, right? If they don’t like something, then they MUST be a fanboy of something else. What did Microsoft do to make me not like them? Well, I don’t hate anything because I don’t believe in that word, but I heavily dislike them, especially when it comes to gaming. Why are you here justifying Microsoft as a company? I don’t see the logic in that. I’ve specified my reasons in previous comments, and I can’t stand repeating myself. The only explanation you need, is the amount of revenue that Microsoft has, and what they have had to do to get that revenue over the years. Microsoft deserves criticism. All companies do, but Microsoft does over everybody else. Before you say anything, no, Microsoft is NOT any different than they were during the 360 era and Xbox One reveal.

            Let me ask you this: Have I defended Sony in any way? YOU are the one who has been accusing me of something that’s not true. I’ll never forgive Sony for what they did to Michael Jackson, as well as the North Korea situation. There are many things that Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, and Valve do that are shitty. Objectively speaking, Microsoft is the worst out of all of the evils. I recommend you contemplate over your definition of the word ‘fanboy’ before you spew lies about me ever again, especially since you fail to elaborate.

    • ccrows

      Oh PLEEEEEEEAAZE!

      If Sony would have made this mode, you would have been like “Great move”, but since MS made it “It ruins gaming”. *SMH*

      I think this is a good move, AND YES I think it would have been a good move if Sony would have done it too…

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        You’re such a narrow-minded fool. Take off your fanboy conspiracy glasses and stop accusing me of something that you have no evidence nor clear elaboration of. I don’t care about a brand, I only care about appeasing my preferences. I (hopefully) plan on owning all platforms, unless Microsoft doesn’t make games that I find good this generation.

        Here comes the tinfoil hat conspiracy nonsense! News flash, purchasing the largest physics-based engine in the world and having your competitors pay licensing fees hurts the industry, no matter if it were Microsoft, Sony, or Nintendo. If Sony did the same thing, then they’d be harming the industry, and their motives would be questionable. Objectively speaking, Microsoft is the worst out of the 3, and it’s impossible to claim otherwise. I question any fanboy, because brand loyalty is sickening. You’re absolutely insane to even try to defend them from criticism. What’s your point? You’re defending a multi-billion dollar corporation, they have nothing to gain from us, yet you still excuse them. Why?

        They now get money from their competition. Other than this being a cheap shot because their console can’t best their competition, it is good for their business. It’s still anti-consumer and kills the industry, I’d much rather them take away licensing so that Sony and Nintendo can make their own instead of having Microsoft profit just because they want to use an engine for their games. They’re investing into third party technology, that’s my main issue, a console war has nothing to do with it.

        • ccrows

          & how is “all of that” going to affect “you”…

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            If it affects the entire industry, then it affects me. Are you being serious, or is defending Microsoft your top priority because you own an Xbox One, for whatever reason?

        • xboxisdead

          Its funny watching you spank all these little kids they don’t even know what to say when you hit them with these big words

  • iext23

    Well, at least they’re still allowing other companies to use it.

  • Trizay

    Microsoft be slayin

  • Who would want the team that does the physics for Call of Duty? Lol

    • Trizay

      or Halo, Assassin’s Creed, Destiny, Dark Souls, and the Elder Scrolls.

      • After reading what you said I will put my foot in my mouth. They’re a talented group.

        • Trizay

          It’s all good. And yes they are.

  • Joshwoocool

    first time of hearing of havok

  • Dangelo95

    Doesn’t really affect anything ps4 games can still come out with havoks physics only thing is Microsoft just brings in more revenue

    • havok

      For now nothing you know sony bills are gonna go up now. For all we know microsoft in the future may just stop licencing them and that means some bad stuff for sony and Nintendo. They wint be able to run any havok tech

      • You have no idea how business works. From a business stand point Microsoft won’t do that, do you how much they are charging for those licenses?

        Why cut business when they are possibly making millions letting other companies used it?

        • havok

          respond to ccrows and knight .please don’t respond to my comment if you dont read them as I said Microsoft will start to charge a higher price I said only maybe in the future they will stop licencing other companys but for sure they will be paying an increased licencing fee. And I do know how business work things change in business as of now they will continue to licence them but if they see a opportunity to make even more money.

      • ccrows

        “For all we know microsoft in the future may just stop licencing them and that means some bad stuff for sony and Nintendo.”

        You do realize that in the big picture, that Apple is still Microsoft’s biggest threat, not Sony.

        ^ Microsoft has created Office for Apple users to use.

        This is nothing more than a check being written to them. Why would Microsoft want to stop checks coming in?

        ^ And even if they did (which they won’t) Activision, could get all ballzy and say “We’re not gonna make a COD for MS anymore”.

        This is a whole bunch of worrying about “Nothing”. The big fish are gonna get a piece of the pie. This is nothing more than “Who do I write this check too?” That’s it…

        • havok

          u dont know what havok is do you ccrow if Microsoft stop licencing Sony then Activision will be forced to only make cod for ms havok scripting is the major code behide cod engine with also a little c++ that is used for menus and stuff but the game core runs on havok. They would then have they start from scratch w ith a new game engine. Its a chess game and its Microsoft’s turn. if I worked for ms I would demand more exclusivity from game companies so I would give Their console even more of a edge.

          • ccrows

            There’s a flip side to that coin. You don’t know what MS is going to do either.

            BTW since when has MS ever pulled a C*** Block with licensing with other companies? Heck they’re more than happy to let Apple users use “Office”.

            But that’s OK, you just go on being paranoid. Might as well sell your PS4 now and get an XBOX, since you think that is going to actually happen… <_<

          • ARE YOU AN IDIOT?

            A little c++? Are you fucking stupid? c++ is the main part of how the game is made you fucking moron. Havok isn’t even a programming language, so how do you expect it to be the main part of how cod is made? The only times they implement the physics of Havok is for collision detection, gravity, etc… Guess how the guns are made? Guess how the Gui is made? How about the gun damage? Long story short, c++ is how cod functions, and you’re an idiot.

      • Dangelo95

        prett site part of the deal would be that they can develop across all platforms and if anything some developers may go to different companies for physics now knowing the consequence but for games as big as COD pretty sure they’ll be ok

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      The issue is is that the other first party companies have to pay them licensing fees, hence my personal issue.

      • ccrows

        Unless Microsoft jacks up the price to an unreasonable level, this isn’t going to affect “you”, or any any of us…

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          Incorrect, this does affect us and our gaming experience. Deals like this, third party assets being bought out, is anti-consumer, like any other buyout is.

          • jordanxxxbrookes

            Can you have a normal, chill video game discussion? Are you like a serial killer?

            You are a fucking drama queen. This doesn’t affect me or you for any tangible region you could explain.

            Before you even try it I AM IN NO WAY DEFENDING MICROSOFT NOR BUYOUTS.

            Calm the fuck down. This practice may very well hurt developers which is fucked up and hopefully Microsoft doesn’t charge out the ass….That however, is a different topic and in NO WAY does it affect any of us n charlieintel nor gaming.

            You can dislike something without going overboard screaming anti consumerism. You’re the same asshole that said SBMM was anti consumerism lmfao. Simply saying it helped ruin the game and made the worst COD game even worse you had to be a drama queen and call it something more intricate than it was. You seem better suited for CNN Money or a CNET article. It’s a video game bro. Your playstation games will still be $59.99 retail, chill you mangina

          • jordanxxxbrookes

            *Reason, autocorrect on my Google Nexus phone, anti consumerism at it’s finest bahahaha

      • mocthemerc

        The first party companies have always had to pay someone for the licensing of the engine. Now they are just paying Microsoft and not Intel.

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          And that justifies it… how? It doesn’t. Let me know what assets Microsoft’s competition bought out that Microsoft has to pay for themselves. Third party timed exclusivity, studio buyouts, asset buyouts, etc. fall in the same category. What if Sony or Nintendo bought PhysX? They don’t want Microsoft profiting, because that’s just not “smart business”, right?

      • Dangelo95

        Well we may see some other companies for physics in some games but for games as big as cod o doubt this will be a issue

  • RdJokr

    Well, it’s not like there’s a lack of physics engine out there. Havok isn’t even the best physics engine.

    Though this means more money for Activision, I guess.

    • lol u may want to re-read that. Microsoft bought the company, Activision get’s no money. In fact, Activision will be paying Microsoft now for the licensing.

      • RdJokr

        LOL, don’t know why I misread that.

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      This type of shit ruins gaming. Microsoft’s first party studios aren’t talented enough to make Microsoft their own physics engine? Did they really have to resort to having their competitors pay licensing fees to use the largest physics-based engine in the industry? This is pathetic.

      • RdJokr

        It’s a matter of long-term investment.

        On one hand, you can tell your in-house guys to make a new physics engine, which may or may not work well enough, depending on the time they invest in making one. And the longer it takes, the more money they have to spend. And even then, you don’t know if it’s gonna be able to compete with other physics engines, like Havok and PhysX. Of course, doesn’t mean nobody won’t do it, because then we’d be stuck with no physics engines at all. Just the really talented and confident ones (and also presumably rich ones, so they can invest as much money as they need to make the project successful).

        On the other hand, you can go out, spend some money to acquire an already popular physics engine, and charge other people to use it, while keeping minimal cost to use it yourself. Clearly, the second choice is going to make more money, save time, and is generally a safer option, because of the guaranteed quality of the engine.

        • You do such a fantastic job of explaining things lol just wanted to point that out.

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          Oh, so that they can ruin it for other companies that want to use it? Microsoft now requires their competition to pay them licensing fees if they want to use the engine. They didn’t do this with MineCraft. This is anti-consumer.

          • RdJokr

            Dude. Before this, game developers paid Intel to use Havok. Now they’re paying Microsoft. It’s no different than before, other than Microsoft gaining profit because of being able to integrate Havok into Windows and Xbone.

            Now if Microsoft would be charging game devs a ridiculous price to use Havok, that’d be something to complain about.

          • ccrows

            “Dude. Before this, game developers paid Intel to use Havok. Now they’re paying Microsoft. It’s no different than before,”

            ^ Exactly.

            “Now if Microsoft would be charging game devs a ridiculous price to use Havok, that’d be something to complain about.”

            ^ Your entire post was full of “win”, but I tried to make it more simple for BradyAlucard to read… 😉

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            The issue is Microsoft profiting off of their competition. It’s anti-gamer regardless. It’s definitely something to complain about. This was a selfish decision for cloud physics, they didn’t do this to benefit gamers and developers. They made an inexcusable business move and, in my opinion, I have every right to express concern. I appreciate your rationality, though, you could easily be coming at me like an enraged child, but you’re calm about my criticisms, and I respect that.

          • Argy

            I would argue the opposite though, that when big businesses compete in this manner the only winner is the gamers and developers. We don’t care what they do to make a better product, we just want the better product. And if they competition for Microsoft can’t make a better product, they will either die off or they will expand to be better. In the end, it all comes back that we get better games…

            The thing to watch-out for is if Microsoft gets a full monopoly on a system like this, but I don’t see that happening with how many hands are in the pot now. Besides, Microsoft has other uses than just gaming so while this might be focused on gaming, they might also expand the service to meet one of their other clients needs as well.

          • Trizay

            You’re spot on. Competition breeds innovation.

          • RdJokr

            “The issue is Microsoft profiting off of their competition.”

            Well, that’s kinda the point isn’t it? You’re competing against all these companies, and you have a chance to get on top and even profit from them. If I were a legitimate businessman, that is something I would do to get my company to the top of the ladder. It’s all fair and square.

            “they didn’t do this to benefit gamers and developers.”

            Well, no shit. Every business decision always has to benefit the decision maker first, otherwise no one’d be making decisions at all.

            And I seriously don’t see how this is anti-gamer. Gamers couldn’t care less what physics engine is used in the games they play, unless the physics is complete BS and doesn’t work right.

        • Dgnfly

          but let’s be honest since when has microsoft ever invested in something that was build from the ground up instead they just buy other companies. kinda shows how talentless the company really is.

          • ccrows

            “kinda shows how talentless the company really is.”

            ^ Welp just for for starters, didn’t Microsoft make “Office” from the ground up?

            That’s kinda well ummmm “huge” by itself…

          • Dgnfly
          • ccrows

            So you think that every big company is squeaky clean?…

          • Dgnfly

            i diden’t ignore it but probably in your eyes that makes em God.
            secondly no company is squeaky clean.

            but M$ shows how disgusting a company can be by constant buy-outs and closers off first party studio. just to get ahold off I.P no even bothering investing in it’s first party game unless it’s a I.P that makes millions. M$ bought minecraft cause it made money instead off investing that 2 billion into new I.P they chose the easy way out.

            same with the Video i showed and M$ deals with Viacom the company that wants to kill net neutrality then the deals with the NSA giving millions off user data to em without any legal proceedings.

            the DRM stuff to basicly own the users content and i know Sony might have done that too but M$ bullshitted with major nelson that it coulden’t be undone with the angry joe interview, yet 5 sec later it was all with the push off a button reversed.

            there was even a moment that bill gates even tries to take credit for steve jobs work with Mac. and considering Bill gates alrdy tried stealing suff iwth the Browser wars i would rather believe steve jobs in his words.

          • ccrows

            “i diden’t ignore it but probably in your eyes that makes em God.”

            ^ Hyperbole much? All I did was use that as an example in the previous post.

            “same with the Video i showed and M$ deals with Viacom the company that wants to kill net neutrality then the deals with the NSA giving millions off user data to em without any legal proceedings.”

            ^ That’s a stretch huh? I could write a response that could turn into a novel, but I’m gonna keep it simple to – “I’m in favor of net neutrality”, and you don’t know what happened with Microsoft or any major telecom with the government because you weren’t there. Unless a whistle blower gives us facts, all you have is conspiracy.

            “the DRM stuff to basicly own the users content and i know Sony might have done”

            ^ No it’s not Sony “might have done, they did it”.

            “there was even a moment that bill gates even tries to take credit for steve jobs work with Mac.”

            ^ OH wow FFS please stop. BOTH Steve and Bill admitted that they plundered Xerox. Seriously you need to educate yourself on that topic. *sigh* I’m done…

          • Dgnfly

            maybe a bit butthurt? XBOX fanboy.

          • ccrows

            Maybe a bit conspiracy theorist?

            See I can play that game too…

          • Dgnfly
          • ccrows

            Did you just seriously link me a Bill Maher video?

            Wow, I’m sooo done… LOL!

          • Dgnfly

            offcourse facts hurt don’t they and considering you feel insulted means you probably are categorized as a stupid american.

            cause only they would glorify killing off health care system for greed, see capitalism as a good thing even though only 1 procent off the american get rich off it, then there are the dumb guns nuts that feel ppl kill ppl guns don’t even though facts show if there are no guns there i less death.

            only an american can ignore these facts for the sake off stupidity. ignoring facts is an easy thing researching things take time seems your life was a waste cause you know nothing.

            liek the bill maher video says americans are stupid with for running away from facts and then pretend something never happend or it’s somebody else fault.

          • ccrows

            Bill Maher has just as much cred as Jerry Springer. lol

            You know what, I bet you’re “that guy” that spams “infowars” while playing online too… *sigh*

          • Dgnfly

            no bill maher just says what americans don’t wanna hear the FACTS!!!

            http://www.globalresearch.ca/its-official-americans-r-stupid/5437181

          • ccrows

            Bill Maher is a troll hack like Kevin Trudeau or Keith Olbermann.

            All 3 of those guys have thrown everything at the wall and sees what sticks. Tomorrow any of those 3 could end up doing Billy Mays infomercials. (BTW RIP BM)

            Honestly I don’t get how any of those 3 have fans, but whatever…

          • Argy

            Not to mention they built the Windows IP from the ground up, they built Bing from the ground up, they built Microsoft Edge from the ground up… people just like bitching.

          • RdJokr

            That’s a different subject matter though. One that I would prefer not to discuss here, because it could get really long.

          • Dgnfly

            my problem just is i can’t believe ppl are supporting a company that does business like the Koch brothers.

          • Argy

            I’m lost with your comments. Big companies buy out little companies. Little company owner gets rich and starts over to try and do it again. Its a cycle that’s been going on for businesses forever.

            Top if all off, it’s not like they are the only company that does this, its just they have a negative general public perspective. Google is known to buy 300 companies a year, no one turns an eye. Apple buys companies all the time, gets in the news but nothing too serious. Microsoft does it and everyone cries.

            Or maybe you’d prefer to step out of these tech companies and look at game studios… like when Activision goes out and buys up little game companies to massively produce their IPs… like how the whole Call of Duty thing got started. EA is known to do the same thing. So does Sony, Nintendo, and Ubisoft. It just happens. Or would you prefer a look at the wonderful world of Entertainment? Comcast owns NBC, a purchase they made years ago. Disney owns most of the others. Or maybe fast food. McDonalds owns more than just the McDonalds chain.

            I’m just not sure where you are going with your comment… big fish eats little fish, its the story of life.

          • Dgnfly

            the difference is here in europe you can’t buy your elected government unlike U.S where the biggest money is there is a bigger corruption.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N8y2SVerW8

          • Argy

            I think you are mixing up two arguments and two different topics.

            Not only that, but I think you need to go back and rethink the documentaries. Documentaries are always 1-sided and they usually fail to show the full view. Does that mean they lie? No. Does that mean they give the full truth? No. It’s great info but it should be taken with a grain of salt.

          • Dgnfly

            if this documantory is one sided howcome TTP gives away your rights to company’s same as this documantory and same thing U.S ppl value greed above anything else.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNsHAHQh4Es

          • One Russian’s Revenge

            “This kind of made sense to me, +1.”

          • Dgnfly

            also you americans sure are a laughable bunch really your the only idiots who could come up with the idea off selling your country to corporation with the upcoming TPP and draging all other countries with it.

            and then now even gloryfiying that practice.

          • Argy

            At this point in our discussion I’m going to have to bid you goodbye since this offers neither any validity or discussion on the topic. Please take your trolling, which is what this has resorted down to, somewhere else.

          • It seems like everyone who isn’t american is seriously jealous of americans.

          • Koch Brothers

            What’s that god awful smell … ahhh, a Leftist!!!

          • stay mad

            you’re a butthurt ps4 fanboys at its finest

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            My thoughts exactly. Completely proves my point.

          • Dgnfly
          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Microsoft is the epitome of American greed. They’re among the wealthiest corporations in the world, hence why I find brand-loyal fanboys who try to justify their business decisions unfathomable and illogical.

        • Thomas the TankSwag

          I don’t think they’ll use it to make more money, instead they’ll probably trade the havok engine for some exclusive content. A neutral game developer would much rather give Microsoft some exclusive content than pay big money to use the engine.

      • ccrows

        Dude enough with the Microsoft hate already.

        Also if you ever get a Sony Tramp Stamp, please share it with us… *sigh*

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          Uh… How about fuck you? Just because I despise Microsoft, the logical thing is to suspect that I like some other company? Grow up. How dare you defend such a large corporation using business methods that ruin the industry. Just sickening.

          • And how exactly does this “ruin the industry”? I’m curious to hear your logic, because RdJokr pretty much hit the nail on the head with his explanation..

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Well, buyouts in-general are anti-consumer. Timed exclusivity, studio buyouts, engine buyouts, software buyouts, etc., especially if they were third party. We are talking about the most widely-used, open-sourced, physics-based third party engine, that is now first party, being presumably used for cloud-based physics, through selfish means. They didn’t do this to benefit the user experience for everyone else despite other first party corporations being able to use it. They still profit off of it, now first party has nothing for themselves to gain off of the engine or their fanbases, most importantly. I have something to ask you; how does this BENEFIT the industry, and, most importantly, gamers? All it benefits is Azure, a technology that hasn’t even proven itself, yet.

            It’s not the end of the world, but it’s nothing that should be excused or justified. Objectively speaking, it causes limitations and restrictions, hence my point. I think it’s a hindrance, and that’s my personal opinion.

          • spartanelite

            Because Sony is a saint and doesn’t do that

          • So because companies have to pay Microsoft to use Havok, as opposed to paying the company that made it in the first place, the gaming industry is now ruined? Is that the message i’m getting here?

          • jordanxxxbrookes

            This guy is a douchebag if you haven’t noticed. Hyperbole is his thing.

            He states COD is even in his top 100 favorite franchises.

            His most hilarious comment was to say skill based Matchmaking is anti consumerism lmfao.

            He’ll just make an over the top argument then when you call him out he changes the subject and accuses you of being either pro “evil business ” or fanbo of something.

            Notice how someone implied he was a Sony fanboy and he responded by accusing that person of supporting Microsoft’s ruining of the video game industry which is hyperbole in itself.

          • Seems to be

          • ItzSikh

            At the end of the day business is business and we can’t stop it. Plus its just to make MS create better things on X1

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Business doesn’t excuse poor ethics and anti-consumer practices. We aren’t corporate sheep who defend companies, so why do the people who do it feel that they’re entitled to do so? Are you saying that anything is excusable because it’s a business?

          • ItzSikh

            yes plus its their decision if they want to, its not like they are forced

          • ccrows

            Unless Microsoft jacks up the price to an unreasonably high level, how does this ruin the industry?…

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Why are you defending Microsoft at all? This is anti-consumer. They bought the most-used physics engine in the industry. Do you want to read that, again? This isn’t even about Sony. I don’t care about companies. I care about games. They mostly use PhysX. That’s not my point. Point being, it’s an anti-consumer move, because they are basically limiting what was essentially an open engine for their cloud physics, which require an always online connection, mind you. What escalates it, are the rumors about them buying AMD, then my points would really have merit.

            I apologize for swearing, that’s not proper behavior. Understand my position behind being wrongfully and blindly accused of being something that I’m not. It absolutely offends me.

      • This isn’t really a big deal. The companies using this engine are just going to be paying a different company. I doubt Microsoft are going to raise the cost just to be jerks or go even further and deny Playstation games from using the engine at all. This will be business as usual with a different payee on the ledger.

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          My issue stems from the thought that now they require their competition to pay them to use their physics engine. This isn’t an engine that barely any games use, this the most-used physics-based engine in gaming history. Which first party company do you know of that has bought assets (such as engines) in which their competition has to pay them for? I don’t think it’s justified.

  • K… Good to know… 😐

    • ccrows

      This “should” have been the reaction of the comment thread… lol

  • Gooby

    nuuu tehi ar ging tu sbotag our gmaz on ps4

    • ccrows

      How so?

      Instead of writing a check to Intel, it now goes to Microsoft. The rest stays the same…

      • Gooby

        it waz a jok yu fgt

  • Diego Diniz

    Wich means……….

    • Daniel

      Which means nothing lol

    • imBATMAN

      Activision now pays microsoft to use havok so they can still use the cod physics.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Activision could use PhysX if they wanted to, which is what I’d prefer.

      • SpetsnazAIRBORNE

        Lol the “cod physics” makes me laugh ?

  • havok

    Haha microsolf bought havok. Thats the coding behide tons of games including cod now instead of paying Activision for early dlc. activision and all other company that use havok now pays them to use their programs fucking genuine.

    • ItzSikh

      new account I see, just to make some stupid comment for this article

  • Smart move by Microsoft, let’s see where this goes.

  • imBATMAN

    “I can’t pay you for early DLC?”
    “You pay me now you b!tch”

    • ItzSikh

      good one

  • Duke of hazard

    “Microsoft buys Havok, the company behind the physics in Call of Duty”

    So this is the company responsible for those damn grenades following me in ever cod?

  • SpetsnazAIRBORNE

    So much salt in this comment section today.

  • LovekillerX

    But they never put news about Microsoft?!

    It is good to know that they let others use Havok too.

    • Guywithbrains

      Keshav is a Microsoft fanboy because he wrote this article and also he is going to write an article about next big update for Xbox One!!11

      Okay jokes aside. They could have made it for their use only but I am glad Microsoft lets others use Havok too. After all it is used in many games today. So +1 for Microsoft from me.

      • ScOott

        Same goes for u.. You both call me a “kid” and look at u.. P.s I was the only one saying this stuff in the article so don’t give me b.s it wasn’t trying to get a reaction out of me .. Just move man.. Seriously it’s getting boring now ..

        • Guywithbrains

          Come on man. We are only making fun of you as you do sometimes of us. So maybe you could just move on and don’t take the bait every time we give it to you.

          • ScOott

            Making fun of me making an observation that isn’t wrong ?? K.

            Honestly I don’t come on here to have arguments with you two.. Only when you guys are being imo ignorant or double teaming someone will I “start” as u can see I’m being the bigger person here I still upvote you when you’re making sense and leave u alone ..

            But if u really want to carry this little thing we got going on here, then fine .. I will carry on.

          • Guywithbrains

            I don’t want to carry on this little thing. So if you could leave us alone and let us agree (“double team”) with each other? After all I don’t see why it would annoy anyone here.

            And you seem to think all my comments are ignorant because whatever I say you come to start an argument. Especially when I am talking about opinions, not facts. Those things should not be debated.

          • ScOott

            But all you had to do was talk about the article and you wouldn’t of seen me :-s you’re the one bringing something up from a previous article that I said, to purposely “call me out”

            I don’t mean to sound like a broken record but it’s the most obvious example I have, but please read it and respond to it, because this where the “ignorance” comes in to play

            “The cod cycle” I know I know, I’m sorry .. But remember this is just an example .. You say it exists.. I give an example why it doesn’t I give me liking bo2 and loved it right through, and then I give LoveKiller and you’re self as an example with A.W

            Your opinion isn’t the ignorant thing, it’s what you do next.. Instead of addressing my point you ignore it, then in a couple of articles later the CoD Cycle comes up and you’re saying the same thing .. I give u the same example u ignore me

            That is where the ignorance is, I could easily have a normal convo with u and respect you’re opinions if u stayed to make your opinions make sense..

            And this goes with other opinions, other people manage to do apart from you..

            And what makes it worse u have loveKiller backing you up not helping the situation at all explaing stuff, but it instead just trying to make things worse

            So as u can you are the one that can stop this.. Not me

          • Guywithbrains

            Our opinions don’t make sense? Well that is what you think. But that doesn’t make us ignorant if we have different opinion than you. For example we like AW and we have already given several reasons why (more noob friendly, gameplay is fun etc.) so I don’t know how that doesn’t make sense to you.

            But as I said I don’t want to continue “our little thing” so I leave now. But further on let us agree with each other if we want to and have opinions in clear minority. That saves a lot of time and nerves. Thanks in advance.

          • ScOott

            No you’re missing the point AGAIN! I don’t if u do this on purpose .. Your points make sense to u, and sometimes they don’t make sense to me, so instead of saying these comments and then I question them, try help me understand you’re point so we don’t keep having the same convo all the time, to the point where we are getting pissed off with each other.. U explain things I can respect you’re opinion, see you have just dismissed everything I said in my last comment and have left with basically saying good bye, so we will no doubt end up arguing again further down the line, because nothing is resolved .. But w.e man, you can’t say I haven’t tried..

          • Guywithbrains

            If you understand my last chapter then you won’t have arguments with me. That is the key to peace at least for me.

          • ScOott

            Looks like we will carry on then, because your being ignorant … Again …

            Any normal person would say, yes il explain my opinions let’s end this .. Not u .. I guess il be seeing u next article .

          • Guywithbrains

            I always explain my opinions and give reasons to them. But if you for some odd reason don’t understand them then it isn’t my fault. Heck, I don’t even have to explain if I don’t want to.

            Next time skip through my comments if they are too hard to understand. And let us agree with each other (me and Lovekiller) and have our own opinions even if they don’t make sense to you.

            But now bye. I seriously hope you learn your lesson some day.

          • LovekillerX

            Yeah opinions doesn’t need to answer to question “why?”. Yes, you can explain if someone asks for explanation but you can just leave your opinion without reasoning why you think in that way. But opinions usually answer to question “why?” (it still doesn’t require it) because people want to back up their claims (it can sound stupid to SOME people if you don’t tell why you think so).

          • Greasy Neckbeard

            Holy fuck guys chill

          • One Russian’s Revenge

            “+1, logic.”

          • Greasy Neckbeard

            Why do you talk with quotations

          • ScOott

            See ur just being a twat, so il contine to make fun of u, everyone has seen I tried to put this behind us.. Now let the destroying commense.. Bo3 Is going to be a good year, I’ve made u look like an idiot all through A.W.. Bo3 is going to get a lot worse for u ..

          • Guywithbrains

            No one understands my opinions because they are in clear minority. Everyone who hates Advanced Warfare comes at me and throws sh*t at me. And as I told to Siftblade I can put “in my opinion” to all sentences that are opinions such as I like Advanced Warfare. All my sentences that include “in my opinion” are opinions, not facts. So your example about frogs is stupid because we all know what frogs really are.

            You started to make fun of us, you continued to make fun of us and told us that we have no right to own opinion (meanwhile you tell to others that all can have an opinion if they want to). So inconsistent so if we speak about making sense you are not making any sense.

            You think you have made me look like an idiot but that isn’t true. Your 12-15 years old children’s upvoting club doesn’t make your comments “right”.

            You started this and you should end this: stop noticing our comments if they bother you so much. We have a right to upvote each other, have an own opinion etc. If it is so hard to understand then you should think twice if you are in the right place (in the internet).

            Only idiot here is you and we all know it. Speaking Dolan (5+ years old joke), trolling and bossing around makes you look like an idiot.

            I hope Keshav can someday put “ignore” button so I won’t have to stand you anymore.

          • ScOott

            Not at all, I speak to people here who like a.w we all like bo3 but u will be the only one making stupid opinions about it because you are incapable of explaing your opinion in the correct way.. Everyone else here knows how to write there opinion apart from u, don’t u find it strange that Ur the only one I argue with ? You don’t seem to understand u can have Ur own opinion but when it doesn’t make sense u have to explain it to people other wise u just look dumb as fuck.. But carry on being ignorant and dumb as fuck, I’m just going to make sure I point out every time u are (like I have been doing)

          • LovekillerX

            He seems to be butthurt because we didn’t hop into his boat. He wants us to shut up because we represent minority and our opinions are full of crap. Now that we don’t shut up he wants us to make sense and stop crap talking but he doesn’t see the real problem: him. He started this and crossed the line by talking us in a rude way which includes going to personalities and an attemp to insult us (not insulted by the way, he isn’t just worth of my time).

            Best thing is that he doesn’t see any problem in his interaction, yet he just shows to me I’m right: he acts like a little kid and lacks skills of interaction. I actually can’t believe he is an adult lol. I keep ignoring him until he understands the fact that he is doing wrong. He can carry on with this but it just proves how mature he really is. You should keep ignoring him aswell and save a lot of time.

          • Guywithbrains

            I tried to be nice to him for a long time. But he doesn’t want to co-operate and he is making it so difficult. I am done with him. He doesn’t respect us and guys like him are one of the reason why today’s world sucks. He should really learn some manners and respect others even when I disagree with him.

            I am waiting for that ignore button, Keshav and main staff of Disqus.

          • ScOott

            I have no respect for trolls no, I tried this article to make things right, I respect everyone here apart from u and that just makes u butt hurt clearly.. U chucked my respect away along time ago.. Talk about me all u like, I really don’t care.. U have no idea how I am in real life, u just made another ignorant comment .. I have never spoke to someone so ignorant that’s why u feel u have never spoke to soneone so disrespectful

          • ScOott

            I haven’t attacked u at all this article and Ur still the one acting like a kid.. I’m trying to put an end to this, I think your the one that needs to take a long look in the mirror and grow up

          • LovekillerX

            But he thinks you don’t explain your opinions but you are clearly doing it. “I like AW because it has SBMM which makes my games more easier and prevents spawn trapping and exo suit movement suits in my gameplay.” There are reasons why you like AW yet according to him you don’t explain your opinions.

            Different thing is that does he understand your explaining. It is stupid to say you don’t “explain yourself”. He probably will never understand and that is why he says you don’t tell why you think this and that.

            Inb4 it is us who don’t understand. ^_^’

          • ScOott

            When do I ever question your opinion about a.w ? I did in the past because u both used to lie and try tell everyone it was because “they can’t adapt”

            Ur both playing dumb again! U know the past 10 arguments have been about the God dam cod cycle, I don’t know why your going back to a.w stuff as if u will struggle to find any negativity in my recent comments about a.w because I let it go a long time ago..

            But again I’m right so u will ignore this, all I want us for us to move on, I’m willing to stop making fun of u, If u stop and explain an opinion if I question it in s polite manor but none of u can except that.. There has got to be comprises on either side for this stupid war to stop .. But I can clearly see, neither of u really want this to stop, as all you have done in the first few comments is be negative and said nothing constructive.. But w.e I’ve already said I will happily carry on if no compromise is going to be met..

          • ScOott

            Hmm ive just edited my last comment a lot not sure if u read the full edited version, please check ..

        • You need to stop baiting arguments with people who clearly didn’t start anything with you in their post. In other words, stop being an attention whore.

          • ScOott

            U clearly can’t read..

          • I can clearly read. Guywithbrains posted a comment reply to someone else in a joking manner and gave his opinion. Then you decided to be an attention whore by starting an argument.

            So again, quit starting arguments.

          • ScOott
          • ScOott

            Speaking to the wrong person dip shit..

          • He posted a comment and you replied to him first in order to initiate an argument. You are in the wrong.

          • ScOott

            No he made the comment in the first place to get a reaction out of me, making fun of the comments I made in the last article ..and admits it in the next comment.. Like I said I wouldn’t of even said anything on this article.. I’m not backing down no matter how pathetic this gets.. I don’t care if I turn out to be the most hated person on here.. So be it ..

          • The only way you can make peace is by not responding to him and avoid creating arguments. Otherwise, you are making things worse.

            In addition, your behavior is rather compulsive regarding these arguments and seeking approval from others. That’s what worries me most.

          • ScOott

            Seeking aproval from others what are u talking about? I’ve allready told u, I don’t care how many haters I get for this, people I used to talk to all the time have stopped talking to me, this isn’t about upvotes, or what other people think .. There is only one direction this is going, and it’s going to end with me getting a lot of hate.. And I’m still not going to stop knowing this .. You’re becoming part of the problem and not a solution, take ur own advice and just ignore me..

          • So you’re creating arguments and don’t care if you’re the most hated person on here.

            So that means you’re a troll? In that case, you will be ignored and forgotten.

          • ScOott

            Il accept that title, just to get rid of u, good day ..

      • jordanxbrookes

        I feel Keshav is more strong towards PlayStation than Xbox.

    • ScOott

      This isn’t a xbox update ? ur dumb as fuck ..

      • Guywithbrains

        Where he said that? Nowhere. So who is dumb after all?

        • LovekillerX

          Don’t worry he will make up some reason why he is right although he already lost. Just let him back away in his deep misery.

          I enjoy to see him grabbing the bait every time. Better to take out popcorns next time.

          • Guywithbrains

            I thought you already had your popcorn. Well at least I did. But I am going to need a refill.

          • LovekillerX

            I make sure I take popcorns next time. Maybe he can offer us… some extra SALT?

          • ScOott

            I have just used the SALT line on you ?.. Jeez man .. I told Guywithbrains I didn’t have any respect left for him the other day, but to be fair to him I think most of the time it’s you’re retarted comments that drag him down..

          • ScOott

            I don’t even have to say anything and people can see how pathetic you are ?… I must seriously have pissed u off to get you so salty ..

  • J4MES

    Is that the same Havok physics engine that brought us fish AI and the ‘dynamic’ maps with lampposts falling over in Ghosts…

    I think it’s a good texture-based engine but in terms of general physics; it’s not all that impressive and has significant limitations of only being compatible on old base-engines like the ID one on COD, the Halo one from Destiny and the extremely dated Elder Scrolls one.

    A bit of a strange acquisition from Microsoft that suggests is purely chasing fast cash through licencing than actually investing in more powerful 3D rendering and physics for the future.

    • Argy

      Physics engines don’t handle AI or dynamic attributes… they handle other things like speed and momentum of objects as they collide and interact with one another. You can only ask Infinity Ward to make the amazing fish AI.

  • ∆Eoin∆

    😀

    • ItzSikh

      well isn’t that old

      • ∆Eoin∆

        Well if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

  • One Russian’s Revenge

    “This comment section, worries me.”

  • BrandonTr

    These fights on every article tho

    • Guywithbrains

      Well blame Sc0ott who can’t let me and LovekillerX be. He wants me to explain my opinions but I always do it so he just doesn’t read through my comments with thought. Heck, I don’t even have to explain my opinions if I don’t want to. But I still do and he still comes at me and LovekillerX with disrespectful attitude. So he has some problems in understanding English language I guess and also in manners. What a troll if I may say.

      But from now on I ignore him and downvote if it is necessary. He used to be cool guy but now he is only a troll who is full of himself.

      • LovekillerX

        Amen. Ironically he upvoted BrandonTr’s comment…

        • BrandonTr

          You and guys with brains just ignore Scott and Scott ignore them. Yes one might make a post one of you’d don’t like but say screw it whatever, and drop it. I’m not on anyone’s side here BTW I’m just saying drop the arguments.

      • ScOott

        Good luck with that, can’t ban someone for having an opinion.. Better get used to me ..

        • Juses

          ScOott eye dink u al ned tew eat un snekers bar

          • ScOott

            Eye agreee, eye wish spodermen wos heeor tu giv meh sum frosted flayks end yolos ;-(

      • ScOott

        P.s I won’t let u be, but all u have done all day is talk about me, and made a stupid comment u call “bait” to get me to write to u.. Your just as bad as me and don’t even realise it ..

      • GTFO

        Why don’t all you immature kids leave this site and go and play on IGN instead? It’s embarrassing seeing you three on a daily basis squabbling like petulant brats with paragraph upon paragraph of pathetic insults and pointless comments. I never thought I’d say this but I miss the days of seeing Jordan Brookes and the rest of the old members where you could have a civilized conversation. It doesn’t help when you have other morons like Jesus who thinks he’s funny saying ‘furst’ on every article. If it wasn’t for the fact you lot were easy clicks for the site; you’d all be banned. Grow up

        • BrandonTr

          What was all of the hate on jordanbrookes about?

          • jordanxbrookes

            I was hyped for AW, then I realized it was AIDs and then people hated on me for being a hypocrite. Mistakes were made, my bad.

          • Kobrah

            Yeah, your a lot cooler now man, we all appreciate the new attitude 🙂

        • jordanxbrookes

          I miss those days too.

        • Juses

          Juses*
          N eye hav nut been furst en un long tiem 🙁

  • xboxisdead

    Sooooo is this going to help the run 1080p out the box ? Hahahahaha let’s see one system runs 1080p out the box other system 900p but oh wait I can download some updates hahahaba

    • Kurt Angle

      We both know that if someone really gave a shit about resolution or graphics they wouldn’t even be playing on console. They’d be playing on PC.

      • Argy

        If you really give a shit about resolution or graphics you would walk outside. Way better than what they can make and a lot harder gameplay too.

        • matt murdock

          Terrible argument

          • Argy

            Its a terribly old topic too.

  • Drasadex

    I love seeing these arguments sometimes lol

    • GTA V

      Shut up faggot

      • Drasadex

        Sure thing, big boy

      • Kobrah

        Fuck off troll

        • GTA V

          I’m reporting you for cursing at people how rude smh

          • Kobrah

            Righto, report away!

          • Kobrah

            Because calling someone a faggot is so socially acceptable?

  • DaMadOne

    Could this affect CoD games on Playstation? Microsoft could pull an Intel and make the engine perform worse on the PS4.

  • Juses

    Wut teh fuk es goen un heer?

    • GTA V

      Shut up bitch

  • ToonToons22

    Can we please get some more news? We’ve had this story for two days already. Maybe we’ll get a less salty comment section as well.

  • [email protected]

    Microsoft should make it so Activision can’t use Havok anymore. Screw them for going with Sony.

    • [email protected]

      Microsoft should fuck off with consoles.

      fight me

      • YoungMurf

        You should fuck off to fuck.

        • Kobrah

          Says the spammer

          • YoungMurf

            Not a spammer, just trying to bring a bit of life to this comment section.

          • [email protected]

            So this isn’t spam?
            If you were to ask me, it looks like spam.

  • Ak74fu2

    CI I know you’re more towards ps4 and I love both consoles. Can you maybe post something on the Xbox one new UI like the features and opinions and stuff.

  • YoungMurf

    For?

  • YoungMurf

    looking

  • YoungMurf

    you’re

  • YoungMurf

    me

  • YoungMurf

    it

  • YoungMurf

    is

  • YoungMurf

    Hello..

  • Redrum

    Possible spoilers-B03 Achievement/Trophy list.

    http://www.exophase.com/game/call-of-duty-black-ops-iii-ps4/trophies/

    • Drasadex

      That Parasite-Seeing trophy is catching my interests.

  • Jessica Because

    Oh my god….why did you feed the troll? You all are grounded!