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Joint Task Force PhysX Trailer Released

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006 by Matthew in News

Sierra just released a new trailer for Most Wanted Entertainment’s upcoming PC real-time strategy game, Joint Task Force. The new trailer highlights the use of AGEIA’s PhysX hardware to enhance the fully destructable environment. I thought it was interesting as there are still precious few forthcoming titles with support for PhysX.

Is that extra degree of destructability really adding anything to the game experience? I suppose it’s inevitable that early PhysX support will end up as mere window dressing, since designing the game such that it actually requires the hardware would be financial suicide at this point. I’d love to see some physics-based games based on hardware physics acceleration.

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  1. Dylan said,

    on July 11th, 2006 at 10:11 pm

    The game looks sweet. I think the destructible enviroment physics will make the game more real.

  2. fluffy bunny said,

    on July 12th, 2006 at 12:59 am

    One of the games I’m looking forward to. Everything I’ve heard about it sounds good, shame it’s not getting more coverage from the press.

  3. Tzarius said,

    on July 12th, 2006 at 2:41 am

    I don’t expect much to happen until there’s a standardised API (like OpenGL or DirectX). If Ageia decide not to use open standards, and instead charge for devkits/licenses/whatever, then things are going to progress quite slowly.

    The best outcome seems to be MS (or even an independent group) developing a standardised API with nonrestrictive usage terms, and working with Nvidia and ATI to get physics chips out into consumers hands.

  4. Steve Beel said,

    on July 12th, 2006 at 8:05 am

    Cool, I like it! That really looks a lot like Tel Aviv. Nice work!

  5. Dosou said,

    on July 12th, 2006 at 9:05 am

    The only time this will become useful is when physics chips become standard like video cards. I think the idea of working with Nvidia and ATI sounds like a great idea also.

  6. Wunderbear said,

    on July 12th, 2006 at 10:24 am


    I want that now. That, and an affordable physics card. Get ATI and Nvidia on the case!

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