Konami's football franchise to use Havok's physics, animation and cloth tech

Havok tools to power PES 2014

Tools provider Havok is working with Konami to provide advanced simulation technologies to deliver a graphically advanced football experience for Pro Evolution Soccer 2014.

PES 2014 uses advanced Havok Physics, Havok Animation Studio and Havok Cloth technology for a comprehensive simulation of each on-field player, and is the product of several years of collaboration between Havok and Konami Digital Entertainment.

Havok says this will enable each player’s movements to be naturally represented according to the individual players’ mass and physique, and each uniform reacts realistically according to the players’ moves and speed.
“Player movements and physics are key components of a lively game, so it’s a true honor for Havok to power these elements in Konami’s incredible PES 2014,” said Arnaud Saint-Martin, Asia regional director at Havok.

“The Pro Evolution Soccer team has been dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in a football game, and in these years, Havok has worked with this talented team to integrate Havok’s technology to help take the realism of PES even further. We think football fans will appreciate how Havok technology will blur the line between the sport and simulation, and provide a football experience that looks as real as can be.”

Tadahiro Manmoto, Asia developers relation manager at Havok added: “Pro Evolution Soccer needless to say is a leading sports franchise played worldwide. It is really an honor that PES 2014 integrated Havok technologies to bring even more advanced experiences to football fans all over the world. I’m confident players will be excited by more realistic representation of players in the field. We are so proud that Havok technologies and dedicated support helped make it possible.”

PES 2014 is set to arrive this autumn on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

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