Hawken trailer shows off multiplayer environmental destruction

Monday, 1st April 2013 23:23 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Here’s something a bit experimental from GDC – a PhysX tech demo of environmental destruction in Hawken’s multiplayer, powered by GPU Rigid Bodies. There’s some debate over whether this could actually work on current network architecture or if it is naught but a beautiful dream, but the idea of mechs destroying the ground underneath each other to create new paths is pretty sweet. Hit the break to see it, and if you’re a fan of Hawken’s mechtastic action, check out Sam’s Oculus Rift play session from GDC 2013.

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  1. powerbuoy

    Oh hell yes! This is exactly the type of stuff I love to see. Looks so much better than BF3′s semi hard coded destruction.

    Proper physics in games is what I hope for the most in the new generation.

    Nice to see you’re posting again too.

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