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Post by Dan @ 11:53am 09/12/08 | 9 Comments
DICE and EA have released a new video for the upcoming (and delayed) PC version of Mirror's Edge. Today's 2 minute clip demonstrates the extra eye-candy that players can achieve by running the game on a PhysX capable system.

While seemingly entirely superficial and in some cases possibly even making the game harder by adding new things that obscure your view, it does look pretty cool. Check it out right here on AusGamers.

Mirror's Edge is now expected on PC January 15 2009. The game is now available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, hit up AusGamers in-depth review for all the details.

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Posted 12:03pm 09/12/08
is this the same as the physx vid they released a couple of weeks ago?
Posted 12:05pm 09/12/08
The material tearing effects looks great :) Already buying this on the 360 though. Does the 360 version have the Physx effects?
Posted 12:06pm 09/12/08
hmmm, i dunno that that video did much of a job selling physx to me
Posted 12:08pm 09/12/08
Does the 360 version have the Physx effects?

nope. 360 and ps3 versions lack the physx effects
Posted 12:30pm 09/12/08
demonstrates the extra eye-candy that players can achieve by running the game on a PhysX capable system.

Looks like yet another misleading PhysX tech demo.

They either speed up the CPU-version physics to make it disappear quickly and slow-mo the hardware accelerated one (look at the glass breaking halfway through), or they completely leave out a CPU implementation even in situations where it should be able to handle a specific physics algorithm just fine.

Much of the difference/gap you see between many PhysX On and Off comparisons is fairly arbitrary to try to artificially boost the apparent benefits of the SDK/hardware.

last edited by parabol at 12:30:16 09/Dec/08
Posted 03:20pm 09/12/08
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Posted 03:52pm 09/12/08
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note the subtitle that says the video has been slowed to show off the physics, it runs fine.
Posted 09:14pm 16/12/08
Hoorah for the invasion of spambots..
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