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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

New engine & Havok Behaviour

Everyone who played Oblivion, Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, will have noticed that all of these games share one thing: The Engine.

Not that I would call that an issue, although it is part of what made fans say that Fallout was, and I quote, "Oblivon with guns."

Since 2006, however, we have grown weary of watching the same engine at work, time after time. A magnificent job as it does, its time is over and we must wave goodbye with a tear in our eyes, all the while knowing that it had a good, long life with lots of joy.

Now, say hello to Skyrim anno 2011, using a brand new engine, developed by Bethesda themselves and planned for use during their next couple of games.

The engine features stunning possibilities, as you all may have seen.

The team is using Havok Behaviour technology for their animations, which is a huge step up. So you better be fricken excited!


  1. I love this new engine, like it is so amazing... But I have to ask, and I apologize if it was stated somewhere else on the site, but do you know if the "Loading area" and freezing problem will exist in Skyrim? And if so, do you know how bad it will be? Cause if it does exist, I can just imagine how long it would take to load the area you are traveling to... Anyway, thanks for the post.

    - Jace

  2. I'm actually not sure what issue you are referencing to. I've personally never had problems in that end.