GDC 2012: Nintendo licenses Havok

Nintendo and Havok have announced an agreement that will enable Wii U developers to use the company's middleware.

The deal, announced at GDC, gives Wii U developers worldwide access to Havok Physics and Havok Animation, which have been used in over 500 games to date. It follows a similar deal, announced yesterday, between Nintendo and Autodesk.

Havok MD David Coghlan said: "We are very excited to be at the forefront of this new platform. We are honoured to be providing Havok technology to Wii U developers in order to create great games in all genres. Gamers around the world expect high fidelity realism and want to immerse themselves into new gaming experiences.

"This licence agreement will give game developers everywhere easy access to Havok's industry-leading technology. We are sure this will result in the creation of great interactive experiences for consumers on the Wii U platform."