Hawken Shows Off Destructible Environments at PAX and GDC

CheeseMan42 - March 26, 2013 02:28PM in Gaming

Hawken is a free to play game from Meteor Entertainment and the developer took some time this weekend at PAX East to unveil the destructible environment possibilities in the game. Using APEX Destruction and GPU Rigid Body simulation the team is "able to maximize the amount of simulated destruction, and create one of the richest destructible environments ever seen." APEX Destruction provides the brains behind blowing up the environment and how different events can interact to make that happen. Nearly everything in the game is destructible including buildings, barriers, and roads and the destruction of the surroundings can help to provide cover or set traps for the enemy. If you missed the demo at PAX East this past weekend, it will also be available for viewing at the Game Developers Conference this week.