Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 3 Powered by Multithreaded Physics Software from AGEIA
Full motion video demo of Ubisoft’s new physics-rich game to debut at E3
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - May 17, 2005 - At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), AGEIATM Technologies, Inc., the pioneer in hardware-accelerated physics for games, today announced that Ubisoft, one of the world's largest videogame publishers, is incorporating AGEIA's advanced physics technology into its widely anticipated Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® 3. Ubisoft is leveraging the unique multithreaded capabilities of AGEIA's NovodeX physics software to harness the power of next-generation consoles for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3, revolutionizing the classic squad-based shooter for tomorrow's virtual battlefields. A full motion video demonstration of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3 will be available by appointment only in the AGEIA booth (Kentia Hall #7532).
"AGEIA's NovodeX physics software enables us to take full advantage of the incredible capabilities of next-generation game consoles," said Yann Le Tensorer, producer at Ubisoft
on Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3 for the next-generation Xbox. "New users and hardcore gamers alike will be amazed at the performance and physics-based realism of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3."
As the industry's only multithreaded physics solution, AGEIA's NovodeX physics software is uniquely equipped to exploit the advanced capabilities of next-generation consoles, allowing game developers to deliver incredibly lifelike worlds and characters in their game titles. AGEIA's NovodeX is also the only physics software that can harness the power of AGEIA's PhysX processor, the world's first dedicated physics processing unit for games.
"Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3 is a powerful example of what's in store for game enthusiasts as this next wave of technology sweeps through the industry," said Andy Keane, vice president of marketing for AGEIA. "We're proud to be able to contribute to the efforts of Ubisoft developers as they create the next generation of immersive action games."
AGEIA will be demonstrating games using AGEIA PhysX technology at E3. (By appointment only, Kentia hall, booth #7532.)
About Tom Clancy
With more than 80 million books sold, Tom Clancy is arguably the world's most recognized author. His works include fiction such as The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of All Fears, Rainbow Six, and the recently released The Teeth of the Tiger. Clancy also writes nonfiction works about weapons and various military units. Four of his books have already been adapted into highly successful feature films.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through its strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 21 countries and sales in more than 50 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge videogame titles to consumers. Ubisoft generated revenue of € 537 million for the 2004-2005 fiscal year, an increase of 8 percent over the previous fiscal year at constant exchange rates. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
AGEIATM Technologies, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company and the pioneer of hardware-accelerated physics for games. Its flagship product, the PhysX processor, is the world's first dedicated physics processing unit - a completely new hardware category. The PhysX processor and supporting software deliver the processing horsepower to calculate real-time interactive worlds. Developers can define these worlds to obey the laws of classical physics, or create their own physical laws that make their game a unique, hyper-dimensional experience.
AGEIA seeks to ignite innovation in the games industry by working with leading developers, publishers, add-in board vendors and console manufacturers to deliver the next generation of physically immersive entertainment. Consumer add-in boards and systems equipped with the AGEIA PhysX processor and games that take advantage of the technology will be available in late 2005. For more information visit www.ageia.com.
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