Jen-Hsun also showed off the upcoming mech combat game Hawken for the first time with GPU PhysX. As squads of mechs unleashed their weapons on each other, thick clouds of smoke and particles erupted, leaving a trail of persistent destruction and debris in the game world. It was the perfect complement to Hawken’s fast-paced combat and gritty environment.
PLA – Passion Leads Army is a Chinese Unreal Engine 3 game being developed by Giant Interactive for the Chinese military. There is a really cool DX11 benchmark included with the game that was announced by Jen-Hsun Huang at the recent NVIDIA Gaming Festival in Shanghai. The demo shows off some pretty cool cloth, particle, and destruction PhysX effects. This demo and its PhysX features remind a lot of the Mars GPU PhysX Benchmark which is another Chinese based game.
According to MMO Culture “PLA is now the first Nvidia 3D Vision Ready game developed in the world’s biggest country, and it is sporting DX11 compatibility as well. The game is set in 1937, with the city of Shanghai as the backdrop during a war. There will be 2 versions of the game, 1 especially for the military to use for training, while the other is the commercial client.”
At this years EVE Online Fanfest, Tony Tamasi, NVIDIA’s Senior Vice President of Content & Technology showed off a very cool tech demo during the keynote showing DX11 Tessellation of the EVE Online ships and also upcoming PhysX integration into the game. Tony showed off space-based hardware-accelerated PhysX effects where hundreds of hardware-accelerated asteroids crashed into the Revenant’s shielded hull and themselves and then broke apart and fractured against the ship or each other. Very cool stuff. Check out the video below and read the rest of the GeForce article here.
During this year’s keynote, Tony Tamasi, NVIDIA’s Senior Vice President of Content & Technology, took to the stage of one of Europe’s largest opera houses to reveal a special EVE Online tech demo. Developed by NVIDIA’s Iain Cantlay, in partnership with EVE Online creator CCP, the demo opened with a close-up of Sansha Nation’s recognizable Revenant Mothership.
Switching back to the Sansha Revenant, Tony showed another addition: space-based hardware-accelerated PhysX effects. Powered by the CUDA Cores present on all NVIDIA graphics cards released in the last five years, PhysX provides accurate, realistic interactions between objects. Already used in the Captain’s Quarters for avatar cloth and hair movement, Tony’s demo showed hundreds of hardware-accelerated asteroids crashing into the Revenant’s shielded hull and themselves.
To date, ships have merely bounced off EVE Online’s asteroids without actually colliding, but with PhysX, new, more realistic gameplay mechanics become possible, aping famous scenes from science fiction TV shows and movies. As the demo progressed, the PhysX-powered asteroids struck the ship’s shield, bouncing away realistically, pieces and particles breaking free using NVIDIA’s dynamic Fracture technology, only to hit further asteroids before bouncing again, once more with chunks breaking away on separate trajectories. Adding to the excitement, CCP’s Halldor revealed that the new additions look “incredible” in 3D Vision thanks to the geometric detail created by tessellation, which allows our stereoscopic 3D technology to better layer the asteroids and other scene elements.
This video demonstrates DirectX 11 Tessellation and PhysX fragmentation technologies from Nvidia using art assets from EVE Online. The technology preview was produced as a collaboration between CCP Games and Nvidia and was premiered during the EVE Online Fanfest 2012.
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