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March 7, 2013

NVIDIA announces PhysX and APEX support for PS4


The Playstation 4 may center around an AMD-based platform but that doesn’t mean NVIDIA is about to be forgotten. NVIDIA has updated the software developer kits for both it’s Apex dynamics framework and PhysX physics modeling system. This will allow game developers to design new PS4 games with stunning graphics even although the PS4 wont have the full hardware acceleration that would have come with using NVIDIA’s chipset. So roll on the summer so that we can start playing. The full press release is below.

Press Release

NVIDIA Announces PhysX and APEX Support for Sony Computer Entertainment’s PlayStation®4

SANTA CLARA, Calif.-March 7, 2013-NVIDIA today announced support for the Sony Computer Entertainment’s PlayStation®4 with the popular NVIDIA® PhysX® and NVIDIA® APEX® software development kits (SDKs).
Game designers use PhysX and APEX technologies for collision detection and simulation of rigid bodies, clothing, fluids, particle systems and more across a wide range of platforms, including desktop PCs, game consoles, and mobile and handheld devices.
NVIDIA PhysX technology is the world’s most pervasive physics solution for designing real-time, real-world effects into interactive entertainment titles. The PhysX development environment gives developers unprecedented control over the look of their final in-game interactivity.
Taking PhysX technology content creation to the next level, NVIDIA APEX technology lets artists create intricate physics-enabled environments. They can expand the quantity and visual quality of destructible objects; make smoke and other particle-based fluids integral to game play; and create life-like clothing that interacts with the character’s body to achieve more realism in their games.
“Great physics technology is essential for delivering a better gaming experience and multiplatform support is critical for developers,” said Mike Skolones, product manager for the PhysX at NVIDIA. “With PhysX and APEX support for PlayStation®4, customers can look forward to better games.”
NVIDIA PhysX and APEX technologies are designed to run on a variety of CPU architectures and can be accelerated by any CUDA® architecture-enabled NVIDIA GPU, GeForce 8-series or higher.

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