Nvidia finalise Ageia deal
"Nvidia buy out Ageia...maybe now PhysX will REALLY get into games"
Nvidia have finalised a deal that means they buy out the PhysX firm
SANTA CLARA, CA — FEBRUARY 13, 2008 — NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA), the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of AGEIA Technologies, Inc., the industry leader in gaming physics technology. AGEIA's PhysX® software is widely adopted with more than 140 PhysX-based games shipping or in development on Sony Playstation 3, Microsoft XBOX 360, Nintendo Wii, and gaming PCs. AGEIA physics software is pervasive with over 10,000 registered and active users of the PhysX SDK.
A not-unforeseen acquisition but one that may shake up the market. Nvidia will no doubt be looking to use their hardware with PhysX and utilising the Ageai API to leverage PhysX into the big games on the market.
We've seen a fair amount of PhysX and love the concept (with some more coverage coming soon), but do you think PhysX will benefit from this? Personally I can't see how it won't
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