NVIDIA Buying AGEIA
What happens when one of the gaming industry’s biggest leaders in visual computing technology combines forces with one of the biggest leaders in virtual physics technology? Pretty soon, we’ll be able find out. NVIDIA has just announced that they have signed an agreement to purchase AGEIA Technologies, owner of the popular PhysX software used in numerous games.
“The AGEIA team is world class, and is passionate about the same thing we are—creating the most amazing and captivating game experiences,” stated Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA. “By combining the teams that created the world’s most pervasive GPU and physics engine brands, we can now bring GeForce®-accelerated PhysX to hundreds of millions of gamers around the world.”
So what does this mean for us, the gamers? Well, a lot of games already incorporate NVIDIA and AGEIA technologies anyway, so I wouldn’t expect to see any immediate effects. Still, having two of the frontrunners of gaming technology working under the same roof can’t be a bad thing.
You can read the full press release here.