Computer software company Havok have announced they will use their technology to help power the next instalment of Konami's famous football game.
In a press release published earlier this week, Havok claimed their "superior" tools will provide "advanced physics, animation and cloth simulation technologies" that will make PES 2014 a "true-to-life and graphically advanced soccer experience".
Havok's Asia Regional Director Arnaud Saint-Martin expressed his excitement after being given the opportunity to work alongside Konami.
"Player movements and physics are key components of a lively game, so it’s a true honour for Havok to power these elements in Konami’s incredible PES 2014. The Pro Evolution Soccer team has been dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in a football game, and in these years, Havok has worked with this talented team to integrate Havok’s technology to help take the realism of PES even further. We think football fans will appreciate how Havok technology will blur the line between the sport and simulation, and provide a football experience that looks as real as can be."
Tadahiro Manmoto, Asia Developers Relation Manager at Havok, also used the opportunity to share his thoughts.
“Pro Evolution Soccer, needless to say, is a leading sports franchise played worldwide. It is really an honour that PES 2014 integrated Havok technologies to bring even more advanced experiences to football fans all over the world. I'm confident players will be excited by more realistic representation of players in the field. We are so proud that Havok technologies and dedicated support helped make it possible.”
In recent years, Havok have been involved with games such as Halo 4 (343 Studios), Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Treyarch) and The Last Of Us (Naughty Dog).