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EA Confirms Mobile Version Of Frostbite Engine

05-14-2013, 02:20 PM
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EA Confirms Mobile Version Of Frostbite Engine

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Last week during its 2013 earnings call, EA indicated that all of its next generation console and PC titles would be running on either Frostbite 3 or a new sports engine. With the recent launch of its Frostbite website, another piece of the puzzle has emerged.

EA will be bringing a version of its next generation engine to mobile platforms. The website details the project.
Source: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...te-engine.aspx
05-14-2013, 03:08 PM
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Crysis: The story of Prophet???

05-14-2013, 03:09 PM
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Please not another battlefield 3 : aftershock ...
05-14-2013, 03:16 PM
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Meh. They're probably never going to actually do anything with it, so why would I care?

You know what I want? I want Gameloft to port Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. It was a PS2 game so hardware isn't an issue, it's an Ubisoft game so there's the licensing taken care of, and the controls are pretty simple too.

There's nothing interesting here IMO. Pretty visuals? The visual standard on iOS is already good enough for me; Unity does a great job balancing stability and eye candy. There's also only so high mobile can go before heating and battery issues become serious concerns, regardless of the hypothetical models and benchmarks. Besides, something tells me that if EA releases a game made with this in a year or so, it'll be a bunch of F2P nonsense.

Interesting trivia fact, though.
05-14-2013, 03:25 PM
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So, Frostbite can work on iOS, but not on the far more powerful Wii U

05-14-2013, 03:30 PM
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This is a mobile version of Frostbite.
05-14-2013, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by JBRUU View Post
This is a mobile version of Frostbite.
It's the same. That means they took some time to develop a mobile version of Frostbite, but they didn't take some other time to downscale a bit Frostbite for Wii U. It's like no one likes Wii U, not even devs.
05-14-2013, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by VaroFN View Post
It's the same. That means they took some time to develop a mobile version of Frostbite, but they didn't take some other time to downscale a bit Frostbite for Wii U. It's like no one likes Wii U, not even devs.
Really? I find that a little hard to swallow.

iOS isn't specifically mentioned, is it? Might just be for the Vita (though in terms of hardware iOS does surpass it).

Last edited by JBRUU; 05-14-2013 at 04:11 PM.
05-14-2013, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by JBRUU View Post
Really? I find that a little hard to swallow.

iOS isn't specifically mentioned, is it? Might just be for the Vita (though in terms of hardware iOS doesn't surpass it).
I'm sure it will be available for iOS and Android too, otherwise saying mobile support just for Vita seems a bit stupid.
05-14-2013, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by VaroFN View Post
It's the same. That means they took some time to develop a mobile version of Frostbite, but they didn't take some other time to downscale a bit Frostbite for Wii U. It's like no one likes Wii U, not even devs.
What's a Wii U?