Ever wonder why Battlefield 3 looks so good for a first-person shooter that not only features some of the biggest playable battlefields on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but also 64 player battles with destruction, vehicles, and a ton of weapons?
You have the Frostbite team thank for that, a portion of the DICE development studio dedicated to building and optimizing the game engine that runs the Battlefield games you love, as well as other past titles like Medal of Honor: Warfighter and upcoming titles from the Need for Speed, Dragon Age, and Mass Effect series. The same tech will also be powering the upcoming Star Wars games from DICE.
Along with the unveiling of Battlefield 4, DICE also announced that the game would be powered by the brand new Frostbite 3 engine. Previously, Battlefield 3 was built on Frostbite 2 while Bad Company 1 and 2 were built on Frostbite 1 and 1.5, respectively.
During Battlefield 4’s announcement, executive producer Patrick Bach mentioned that, with Frostbite 3, the team hopes to create a Battlefield experience that is “human, dramatic and believable.” He said that with the power of the new engine, “nothing is holding us back” and that there are “no excuses.”
Just yesterday, the DICE Frostbite team launched their official website introducing gamers to the engine, as well as providing a platform for expanding the studio. Previously, only a single page with the Frostbite 3 logo was present. Now, you can explore the team, games powered by the engine, as well as jobs.
Check it out for yourself here.
Johan Andersson, Frostbite Technical Director, and Roland Smedberg, DICE Senior Video Director, both celebrated the launch of the official Frostbite website on Twitter.
So, what has been your favorite Frostbite-powered game so far?
Battlefield 4, powered by Frostbite 3, launches on current- and next-gen consoles as well as the PC this fall.