There are at least 15 Frostbite games in development at EA | PCGamesN

There are at least 15 Frostbite games in development at EA

Need for Speed Rivals runs on Frostbite 3. Looks nice.

The cross-generational fact-cloud that is Medicine has taught us that frostbite is not contagious. When the fingers have dropped off, it’s simply impossible to caress the black curse into another person. But Swedish corporation the Dastardly Institute for Contagion and Evil, or DICE, have been working for years to develop a mutation of the cold killer easily carryable by videogames publishers. Some 15 cases of Frostbite 3 have already been reported internationally.

Frostbite technical director Johan Andersson said as much in conversation with a developer about the engine’s application programming language, Mantle.



Battlefield 4, Need for Speed Rivals, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Mirror's Edge 2, Star Wars: Battlefront, the rebooted Command & Conquer and another Mass Effect. That’s eight accounted for - any idea where the rest might be?

Need for Speed producer Marcus Nilsson said in June that Frostbite is “never going to be the Unreal Engine” - instead, it’s become the centrepiece of EA’s proprietary tech, jealously guarded from other games companies.

“Frostbite is not only awesome in what it outputs on the screen, it's also how the developers back in Gothenburg [at Ghost Games] can work with it,” said Nilsson. “The iteration times are faster, the Frostbite team has that much more time - not working on the toolsets as they are on the output.”

You can take a look at what Frostbite’s done for Battlefield in this here video:

I wouldn’t mind making more things collapse in my games, to be honest. That would be fine. How about you?

Thanks, IGN.

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4 Years ago

Melodc death metal is not the only great thing that has come out of Gothenburg, it seems. Frostbite definitely is at the pinnacle of multi-platform AAA game engines, rivaled only by CryEngine at best. And the titles developed on it, man... EA might be the devil of the videogame industry, but what an enticing devil it is.