BioWare Sticking With Frostbite 2
Author: Pete Haas
published: 2012-12-30 13:01:17
All of the future BioWare games might have something in common: their engine. BioWare Edmonton general manager Aaryn Flynn says that it's likely that Battlefield 3's Frostbite 2 engine will be the company's go-to technology moving forward.
"When we look at Frostbite and the success we’re having with it with Dragon Age 3 and the support we’re getting from teams around EA, it’s fun being a part of an organization and community that’s doing good work with that technology," Flynn told Game Informer.
BioWare has announced two Frostbite 2 games thus far. Dragon Age 3 and the next Mass Effect will both use that engine. It's the first time that each series will be powered by Frostbite.
Frostbite 2 is rapidly becoming the standard technology for EA across a variety of genres. Medal of Honor: Warfighter and Need for Speed: The Run both used the engine. The upcoming Command & Conquer reboot and Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel are also Frostbite 2 games.
Battlefield creators DICE developed Frostbite 2. That studio is owned by EA, so EA owns that engine as well. This means that they can freely use it for all of their games, without worrying about licensing fees. It makes sense they'd use the technology as much as possible.
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