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NVIDIA seal PS3 PhysX deal

by Steven Williamson on 18 March 2009, 11:40

Tags: PlayStation3, Sony Computers Entertainment Europe (NYSE:SNE), Sony (NYSE:SNE), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), PS3

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NVIDIA has announced a licensing agreement with Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, which will allow developers to download and use for free its PhysX technology software development kit (SDK.)

The SDK consists of a full-featured API and robust physics engine, designed to give developers, animators, level designers, and artists unprecedented creative control over character and object physical interactions by allowing them to author and preview physics effects in real time.

"Nvidia is proud to support PlayStation 3 as an approved middleware provider," said Tony Tamasi, senior vice president of content and technology at Nvidia, in a statement.

"Games developed for the PlayStation 3 using PhysX technology offer a more realistic and lifelike interaction between the games characters and other objects within the game. We look forward to the new games that will redefine reality for a new generation of gamers."

Most recently, games that currently feature PhysX support include Mirror's Edge and Gears of War 2. It's going to be interesting to see which PS3 developers take an interest in NVIDIA's free technology and whether their games will harness its potential.

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PhyzX on the 7800GTX in PS3?

(note the date)

That is saying they are getting it running on the PS3.
This is saying that Sony now have it licensed as part of the PS3 dev kit, and can be used for free with such kits :)
I thought it was licensing the SDK.. this link might be better:

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.- March 21, 2006 - AGEIA Technologies, Inc., the pioneer in hardware-accelerated physics for games, today announced that the latest version of AGEIA PhysX SDK version 2.4 will become available to registered PLAYSTATION 3 game content developers on March 31, 2006.
Seem like a good idea though.
Will probaly mean more pc games will take advantage of Phsyx now :)

Doubt the xbox will see it though as its ATI.