During this year's E3 press conference hosted by Electronic Arts, the most anticipated game under E3's properties was present... but it wasn't what everyone was expecting.
The Wii U was on the receiving end of a rather scathing bit of prankery at the digital fingertips of the Frostbite Twitter account, which put into the public domain some unsavory statements that had Nintendo fanboys and Wii U aficionados up in arms.
Thirteen1 caught Tweets – now deleted, of course – from the Frostbite Twitter account exclaiming that Half Life 3 and Frostbite games were coming to the Wii U.
EA has canned the upcoming reboot of Command & Conquer following years of development. They have plans to shut down the development studio responsible as well.
While Activision is betting on Riley the dog to be a huge selling point in Call of Duty: Ghosts [Dog], DICE is relying on high-end visuals, unparalleled environmental destruction and dynamic physics systems to help reel in and keep players engaged. Oh yeah, and it actually has a story and characters.
When AMD first announced the Mantle API for the GCN cards during their GPU14 reveal of the R9 290X, everyone was worried that it would be another shade of the VooDoo and Glide scenario where cards not supporting Glide had to use wrappers and eventually support died altogether. Well, there's good news today because Electronic Arts' Frostbite 3 powered games and Activision's PC titles will support AMD's Mantle API as well as Nvidia's NVAPI.
During a PC Gaming World Congress conference, hosted by none other than PC Gamer, Dean “Rocket” Hall and other developers of renown status were on a panel where they talked about game design, modding, community interaction and more. Easily, one of the more explosive comments of the panel was Hall's mention about DICE releasing mod tools for Battlefield.
Running on DICE's Frostbite 3 engine and containing next-generation visuals and gameplay mechanics, the game that many people have been clamoring to see a sequel for is finally getting its sequel...that's right, Mirror's Edge 2 has officially been announced along with a cool new debut trailer.
If you were hoping that any of the upcoming games from DICE – including the inevitable Star Wars games that EA has said that they're working on – would appear on Nintendo's Wii U...think again. DICE has made it clear that anything running the Frostbite 3 Engine will not be available on the Wii U.