2K Games has partnered with NVIDIA to bring PhysX and 3D Vision to Mafia II for Windows PC. At first thought, you might ask your self why does this matter? In most cases you would be right, but once you see the movement and silky dynamic and very realistic cloth flow, then you?ll see why this news matters.
The game will of course have the Nvidia PhysX implemented into the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, additionally, the Windows PC version will feature a thorough integration of NVIDIA PhysX and 3D Vision technology into 2K Czech’s Illusion Engine. Please no hate is needed, the PC is king and is able to do anything that these consoles can do plus more, these are the facts, not opinion. Looks like PC Gamers will be getting the best version of Mafia II. Well, only if you consider the immersive tech going into the PC version.
Windows PC PhysX Screens:
The integration of PhysX and NVIDIA APEX technology, including the APEX Clothing and Particle modules, enable the city and personalities of Empire Bay to truly come alive on Windows PC. The NVIDIA APEX Clothing
module allows for more dynamic movement in clothing, making in-game characters even more realistic and reactive to environmental conditions.
With the implementation of NVIDIA APEX Particles, players are engulfed in lifelike explosions that are bigger and brighter, including weapon fragments, in-game debris and destructible environments that are amplified in both quantity and realism through the integration of APEX Particles. For example, a pistol fired into a glass pane will emit hundreds of glass shards; a shotgun blasted through a wooden landing will splinter the wood; and a Tommy Gun will chip into a brick or stone wall to methodically fracture and break it into pieces.
“We are extremely excited about the upcoming launch of Mafia II for
Windows PC,” said Drew Henry, general manager of GeForce business at
NVIDIA. “With support for GPU-accelerated PhysX and 3D Vision, gamers
will be able to experience the mob world in a whole other dimension.
Gamers are in for a real treat.”
Mafia II for Windows PC will also be playable in full stereoscopic 3D, courtesy of NVIDIA 3D Vision, which combines high-tech wireless glasses and advanced software to create a feel of authenticity and immersion.
Mafia II will be available in North America on August 24, 2010 , and internationally on August 27, 2010.