GRAW 2 to boast PhysX support
Ageia has announced that the upcoming PC version of Ubisoft's tactical first-person shooter, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, will bring extensive support for PhysX physics accelerator cards
. All levels in the game will be PhysX-enabled, bringing "dynamic gameplay physics, impactful environmental effects and persistent destruction and debris throughout." According to the CEO of GRIN, the game's developer, everything in the game from characters to tanks, buildings, and other objects will react with the physics engine. "When something explodes, the physics engine kicks in to create superb explosions, emitting debris which affects gameplay," the CEO explains.
PhysX owners will also be able to enjoy an extra level—dubbed the Ageia Island—that Ageia says will let gamers "morph" the environment to their liking in order to complete missions. Players will be able to shoot planks off wooden fences, destroy trees, and blow up buildings. Environmental effects like wind will also react with leaves and debris in the level.
The PC flavor of GRAW 2 is scheduled to hit stores on June 26 in the U.S. and on June 29 in Europe.