Artificial Studios didn't specify whether the game would require a PhysX card to run when it announced its release in January, but now the Shacknews report says users without PhysX cards will indeed be able to play the game. However, they will be limited to two environments where they will fight in skirmishes against computer-controlled AI opponents. PhysX card owners, by contrast, will be able to fight either other players or AI bots in four LAN-based multiplayer modes.
PhysX cards will supposedly enhance gameplay by simulating oil leaking from barrels and spider webs twitching to indicate nearby movement. Players will also be able to use their telekinesis abilities to smother opponents in lava, thanks to the PhysX processor's fluid dynamics simulations.