NVIDIA Corporation has signed a tools and middleware license agreement for PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) with Sony Computer Entertainment Inc (SCEI). As a result, the binary version of the NVIDIA PhysX technology software development kit (SDK) is now available to registered PS3 developers for free download and use on the SCEI Developer Network.
The NVIDIA PhysX software development kit SDK, according to the company, consists of a full-featured API and robust physics engine, designed to give developers, animators, level designers, and artists creative control over character and object physical interactions. It allows them to author and preview physics effects in real time.
“NVIDIA is proud to support PLAYSTATION 3 as an approved middleware provider,” said Tony Tamasi, senior vice president of content and technology at NVIDIA. “Games developed for the PLAYSTATION 3 using PhysX technology offer a more realistic and lifelike interaction between the games characters and other objects within the game. We look forward to the new games that will redefine reality for a new generation of gamers.”
The PhysX technology source code SDKs for PS3 and all major gaming platforms are available for license from NVIDIA.