Zynga will own physics technology in GTA V




Zynga, the company that is best known mobile and browser games like Farmville on Thursday announced that Natural Motion is buying about. Natural Motion, the developer behind the Euphoria physics technology from include Grand Theft Auto V.

The news was announced by Chairman Don Mattrick during a discussion of the financial results for the fourth quarter of 2013. Games like Max Payne 3, GTA IV and V games, Red Dead Redemption and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed use the Euphoria Physics Engine for movements of characters. Zynga’s license or even provide for the use of Euphoria to game developers in the future is not known, but it seems likely.

The Oxfordse Natural Motion started in 2007 with developer Rockstar at sea to bring. Euphoria physics to the GTA games The innovative of Euphoria is the physics engine on the fly, for example, calculates how a character reacts to a fall from a ladder or a collision with a car, and does not continue. Using pre-created animations The engine was thus time more extensive than that of Havok. Beside the Euphoria engine has Natural Motion also a number of successful mobile games in its portfolio.

With the acquisition include an amount of approximately 290 million euros in cash. The decision of Zynga is remarkable as the company in the last quarter of last year has turned. Still loss For that reason, Zynga dismisses it immediately 314 employees, representing 15 percent of the entire workforce.


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