EA Gothenburg focusing on Frostbite 2

Publisher's second Swedish studio dedicated to "a new generation of games" using DICE's Battlefield 3 game engine.

EA's Frostbite 2 game engine may have been built for Battlefield 3, but it's turning up in all sorts of games. As part of the 2012 Game Developers Conference today, EA announced plans to found a new studio in Gothenburg, Sweden, with an eye toward creating even more titles using the powerful game development toolkit.

The Battlefield 3 game engine is turning up in all sorts of games.

The publisher offered scant few details on what the new Swedish studio would look like, aside from stating that developers would be working on "a new generation of games" using Frostbite 2. EA will be holding a meet-and-greet in San Francisco on Wednesday for prospective employees, with additional details available through the company's jobs site.

Job applicants will be informed of the franchise and genre of EA Gothenburg's project after signing a non-disclosure agreement.

Beyond Battlefield 3, the Frostbite 2 engine has been seen in Need for Speed: The Run. EA is also using it to build Medal of Honor: Warfighter and Command & Conquer: Generals 2. Other rumored applications include Army of Four and Dragon Age III.

EA Gothenburg is the publisher's second studio in Sweden, behind the Stockholm-based EA DICE.

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Kleeyook
Kleeyook

I wish I could have worked on those companies somedays.

tapper101
tapper101

Swedish businesses are moving out of Sweden cause of the high taxes, and for some reason EA is moving in. Don't get me wrong, I love that, it would just be interesting to know why. They would make a whole lot more money if they would have the studios in America and ship the Swedes ;)

bluebird08
bluebird08

frostbite 2 is the best engine there is, cant wait to see what people do with it

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

Now if only they would start working on "Reliable, scalable network server infrastructure version 1" they'd be making progress.

Diagonr
Diagonr

Star Wars Battlefront 3!!

Psycold
Psycold

Frostbite destructibility + Sandbox gameplay + whole new franchise = Very happy gamers. Doubt this will happen any time soon though. I want to see a game where you can rise up from nothing, but end up piloting Mech suites and laying waste to entire buildings.

AdrenaI1ne
AdrenaI1ne

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duderdave
duderdave

Use the Frostbite2 engine to bring back the RTS series LOTRBFME. They could use this for games like Lord of the Rings Battle for Middle Earth 2 with great success. Thye will do C&C2 first, but then they should start looking into this. :)

0morte
0morte

@Ladiesman17 easy to recall how both EA and DICE starting on PC and got lost with console markets, finaly now we can hope to expect new things with the quality we've been waiting for, my first shot is on C&C Generals 2.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

It's because of Origin, now EA pushes more PC-centric titles for their new platform, and with the success of Battlefield 3, now DICE become a main developer for EA, DICE is originally PC-Based Developer, they sure not gonna holding-back the technology anymore, and it looks like the wind gonna leads to the PC Games. .......................................................................................................... It started small but fires gonna burn fast :roll: and now we can wait other EA Games with all its glory on the PC.. :shock:

shuffles88
shuffles88

star wars battlefront 3. come on swbf3!!!!

Ringx55
Ringx55

The Frostbite engine really had amazing tech I'm excited to see it in future games.

wastinnaziscum
wastinnaziscum

dood as long as u can see passed the complete lack of story.. Army of Four w/ Frostbite 2 would b INSANE

B-boy
B-boy

the frostbite engine is very good not like unreal engine is dark and gray. frostbite>unreal

surppo
surppo

@ terminator ssd i was thinkin the same thing. maybe even a new terminator fps that would be tight.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

Frostbite 2 will only get better overtime as studio's get more experience with the engine.

FstrthnU
FstrthnU

I could imagine someone making a good combat flight simulator with Frostbite 2

Gorbenshore
Gorbenshore

Great engine. In my opinion, it's highlight is the destructibility feature. FPS games need to capitalize in this realistic feature.

anticusho1984
anticusho1984

more games on pc with frostbite and dx11 support would be huge

shaks101
shaks101

Battefield 3 has a good engine but needs 'oil' aka patching up minor but annoying issues. Patch BF3 and release a DLC please.

blakeney
blakeney

@TERMINATOR-SSD Im 99% sure NFS "The Run" uses FB2 engine too! :|

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

good to know its being used in other games, now, hurry up and announce Battlefield 3: 2143 add-on and more map/weapon packs for Battlefield 3 :-P