As we welcome Havok to the Microsoft family, we will continue to work with developers to create great games experiences, and continue to license HavokÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s development tools to third party partners. We believe that Havok is a fantastic addition to MicrosoftÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s existing tools and platform components for developers, including DirectX 12, Visual Studio, and Microsoft Azure.
Havok is a fantastic technology supplier in the games industry and the leading real time physics creator. We saw an opportunity to partner together to deliver great experiences for our fans. Throughout the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s history, theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve partnered with Activision, EA, Ubisoft, Nintendo, Sony and many others to create more than 600 games including Halo, AssassinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Creed, Call of Duty, Destiny, Dark Souls and The Elder Scrolls.
MicrosoftÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s acquisition of Havok continues our tradition of empowering developers by providing them with the tools to unleash their creativity to the world. We will continue to innovate for the benefit of development partners. Part of this innovation will include building the most complete cloud service, which weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve just started to show through games like Ã¢â‚¬Å“Crackdown 3.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Havok shares MicrosoftÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s vision for empowering people to create worlds and experiences that have never been seen before, and we look forward to sharing more of this vision in the near future.