Thursday, March 7th 2013

NVIDIA Announces PhysX and APEX Support for Sony PlayStation 4

NVIDIA today announced support for Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation4 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 PhysX at NVIDIA. "With PhysX and APEX support for PlayStation4, 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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102 Comments on NVIDIA Announces PhysX and APEX Support for Sony PlayStation 4

#1
Slizzo
by: nt300
Good luck nv, it aint happening. AMD has its own solutions with its own partners.

Because AMD will have control and a strong say about gaming from now on, they run al the new consoles now.
Developers still have the choice on what physics engine they want to use. I can see many using PhysX for PS4 titles if they are developing PC titles in conjunction with them. nVidia still has a leg in this game (but of course not a large one, unless they allow PS4's PhysX implementation to use AMD hardware to accelerate).
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#2
Xzibit
Gamespot article.
PS4 not worth the cost, says Nvidia
Chip-maker Nvidia didn't want to work with Sony "at the price those guys were willing to pay."
Looks like Titan wasnt the only thing over-priced
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