Rockstar feeling Euphoric

Grand Theft Auto and Bully publisher licenses the Euphoria Motion Synthesis engine.

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UK-based publisher Rockstar Games has announced that it will be using the Euphoria engine in its next-generation game titles.

Euphoria is an engine based on Dynamic Motion Synthesis, which simulates 3D character animation in real time on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC platforms.

NaturalMotion is an Oxford, UK-based company that develops a number of different character-animation products, including the Euphoria engine.

The CEO of NaturalMotion, Torsten Reil, commented, "Euphoria is about giving people an interactive experience they have never seen before. We now have the processing power to simulate humans, and the possibilities for games are endless...In Rockstar, we have found a partner that shares this vision."

The announcement didn't state which Rockstar titles would use the engine, except to say that there had already been "several months" collaboration between the two companies, and that further announcements would be made at a later date.

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