Ageia makes PhysX SDK freely available
In the face of upcoming competition from graphics card-based physics processing, Ageia has decided to make its PhysX toolkit freely available. Game developers can now download and use the PhysX SDK and distribute the PhysX runtime with their games without paying any royalties to Ageia. The PhysX SDK can be downloaded right now from Ageia's Developer Support site, although the company mandates that developers register, fill out a form with their details, and keep that form up to date.
This move follows a drop in PhysX card prices and the introduction of PhysX game bundles at some online retailers, both of which took place earlier this month.