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EA: Frostbite 2 Is The Best FPS Engine

By Pete Haas 2012-10-17 11:26:24 discussion comments
As Medal of Honor: Warfighter's release approaches, Electronic Arts is talking up the technology that powers it. In a blog post on Warfighter's website, they stated that Danger Close's game was "using the best FPS engine out there."

Warfighter utilizes the Frostbite 2 engine. Frostbite 2 was developed by DICE. The tech was first used - to great effect - with Battlefield 3. I'd go so far as to say that BF3 was one of the most technically impressive shooters ever released.

Is Frostbite 2 the best engine for shooters out there? It's certainly on the short list. The only other engine currently available that holds a candle to it is Crysis 2's CryEngine 3. The difference between CryEngine 3 and Frostbite 2, though, is that EA owns the latter. It's understandable that they'd be especially proud of it, then.

EA has big plans of Frostbite 2. Warfighter is one of several upcoming games powered by Frostbite 2. Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel, the Command & Conquer reboot and Dragon Age 3: Inquisition will all make use of the technology.

To prove their case about Frostbite 2's prowess, EA released three new screenshots from Warfighter. They certainly do look snazzy. Hopefully Danger Close can tap the potential of the technology as well as DICE can.
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