Havok acquiring game engine maker Trinigy

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 09, 2011 8:45am PDT

Game middleware developer Havok, best known for its Source-powering Havok Physics engine, now has all the pieces to offer a full game engine of its own. The Intel-owned company has announced that it's acquiring engine maker Trinigy, whose Trinigy Vision Engine is used by games including ArcaniA: Gothic 4 (pictured above) and Stronghold 3.

Havok technologies will be integrated into the Vision engine, which is being re-branded the Havok Vision Engine. Trinigy already has a plugin for Havok Physics, but Havok also has tools for everything from AI and animation to scripting and destruction.

"This acquisition will extend the reach of both companies' technologies across new geographies and market segments," Havok managing director David Coghlan said in the announcement. "We are excited by the opportunities that the combination of Havok and Trinigy will bring as the industry continues to broaden in terms of target platforms, markets, budget sizes and distribution models."

The Vision engine supports Windows PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and PlayStation Vita, with iOS and Android versions in the works too.

The acquisition transaction is expected to close in mid-August, then the Havok and Trinigy teams will be integrated.

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