Frostbite Go engine coming to mobiles

The technology behind the Battlefield 3 game engine will be available for all major mobile platforms.

The name of the new Frostbite engine being developed solely for handheld consoles has been confirmed, according to the official Frostbite website. Developer DICE has pledged to bring Frostbite Go to "all major mobile platforms".

Plans for the engine were originally announced in October last year. The technology currently powers Battlefield 3 and Need for Speed: The Run. No further information or release date was made available.

EA Games label boss Patrick Soderlund revealed last year that the current version of the game engine--Frostbite 2--was originally designed to support next-generation games.

DICE's Battlefield 4 will be the first game to be released on the Frostbite 3 engine, to be followed by Dragon Age III: Inquisition, and the next Mass Effect game.

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Zorine “harli” Te is a long time Australian competitive gamer and also an Associate Editor at GameSpot.

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76 comments
kloko4i
kloko4i

Admit it WiiU sucks at all paragraphs first only its graphic card is better than the one in xbox 360 and ps3 but it has only 3 cores!!!! # fucking cores!!!! Wtf nintendo that is what you get for being stupid. Second,  it is not worth working on a  Bf4 on Wiiu because they cannot get their money back and you know that when it comes to EA, money is everthing but we have to give it to EA that their games look good and the gameplay is good, apart from some bf4 bugs but hey Battlefront 3 is coming and 3rd, this engine will be built from the ground up for mobile dumbasses if you want mobile games on WiiU then ok but no one will buy them and that is why EA does mot support the WiiU, because there is no money in it, at least for EA franchises. WiiU is for Mario, Zelda and Pokemon fans and I really hate these franchises. But hey that is my own opinion and pease do not hate! Peace

edinko
edinko

Its a little strange that the engine can rum on mobiles yet it performs bad on the WIIU which has poor hardware by modern or better said next gen future standards but more powerful than mobiles for sure by a mile

sensei_hEnRY
sensei_hEnRY

kinda curious with these high end engines to perform in smartphones. I just hope that it won't require something like Samsung's octa-core powered Galaxy S4 or Apple iPhone 5's retina display to run the apps. Apps like Real Driving 3 is already drop so many framerates every time i play the full grid race.

3k3
3k3

EA has been busy the couple weeks. They get the Star wars license, then they do this, and they have also said their future games won't have online passes. Maybe being voted America's worst company 2 years running did have an effect. 

Kooken58
Kooken58

How about you allow us PC users to Mod your Engine already? You know the way Battlefield was meant to be played with supported mod community?

WeWerePirates
WeWerePirates

It seems EA no longer want licence Unreal on any platform.

fillup0
fillup0

Battlefield is not coming to mobile. They are only doing this so they have the same toolset to work with across the company.

Peglegswansoon
Peglegswansoon

hey maybe we can get a half-decent FPS for PS Vita now! just as long as it is "major" enough lol.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

So they can bring Frostbite to mobile devices like a CELL PHONE but they can't bring it to WiiU??? I'm calling shenanigans.

Comrad_Sniper
Comrad_Sniper

Sweet!!!!! finally another app that will drain my battery in less than 30 minutes...

silvergol
silvergol

All that expensive engine just for Mobiles games,Nano transitions,Micro DLC.


NetBiosError
NetBiosError

So they've developed a mobile version most likely using largely the same SDK as Frostbite 2/3. EA is adopting it as their primary development platform across their studios, bringing potentially thousands of developers into an unfamiliar development environment to learn and engage in full-scale production. And they had the gall to tell us, two years ago, that it was "too complex" and "too hard" for the modding community?


EA's PR wing needs to be purged entirely. After those stupid claims, the SimCity fiasco where too many people said too many braindead things, and all of the other bullshit that's transpired for that publisher, it's become clear that their PR department is staffed by a bunch of monkeys.

pcty
pcty

Finally a FB engine that the WiiU can run!

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

Fact is - EA will come crashing down and lose everything. Every major business does in life at sometime.. But when EA does, it will be celebration pop out the champagne time!.

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

so they can make it work on a iPhone but not on the Wii U....WTH!

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

What ever EA thinks will be the future is what EA will work towards making it happen first.. 


Pupchu
Pupchu

Not to be negative, but can anyone tell me what makes the Frostbite 2.0 engine so darn special -- beside that it looks good?

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

Look on the bright side, now that they have a mobile version of their engine they might finally start making good games on the Wii U hardware....lololololol..

sorry, just trolling this fine webs morning. 

XxTheEvilxX
XxTheEvilxX

Words cannot express how much I don't care.

songoku0206
songoku0206

I don't understand Nintendo fanboys first you guys talk shit about EA games then you get pissed that the Frostbite Engine couldn't run on the Wii-U, If you want more EA games go support them by buying product on the Wii-U it simple as that.

ScreamDream
ScreamDream

So EA are now lying. They said they had performance issues with Frostbite 3 on Wii U. We are not stupid EA, stop your lying. We are tired of your day 1 DLC, online passes, short games, micro transactions and now lying. You are now even worse than the worst company of the year.

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

Oh? An EA shameless self promo story....next.....

bradaz85
bradaz85

Yet, they couldnt bring it to the Wii U?? Whats that all about?

lilnazar
lilnazar

Mobile? Seriously, what the heck is this. Smartphones are not gaming devices!

corrus
corrus

Only without Wii U hahahaha

FAIL_TR0LL
FAIL_TR0LL

With it's glorious 3% market share, surely Windows Phone is a "major mobile platform."

Please?

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

Oh great, EA's plan to charge you to reload your weapon might finally come to life. Seriously people you need to vote with your money. I really do not care to read that you hate EA while your Second play through of Mass Effect 3 is paused.

Vote with your money. Stop the hypocrisy, we know you can be loud..but loud will not stop this thing.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

Interested to see how this would look.... But not interested in purchasing anything on mobiles

kloko4i
kloko4i

@edinko  it will be entirely built for mobile not for WiiU dang it not for home consoles but for android and ios ad I hope for Vita. Here we cant talk about the 3ds because it has only 2 cores!

wezkilla
wezkilla

@Pupchu thats what makes it special, you hit the nail on the head 

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Right because all the companies that bankrupted this country and those who continue to pressure lawmakers into constant war are MUCH better!

Redsyrup
Redsyrup

@bradaz85 It's all about deals. EA's waiting for Nintendo to show them the suit case filled with money. Meanwhile Nintendo has plenty of system selling franchises ready to be unleashed. They're on different pages atm.

Petman8246
Petman8246

@bradaz85 Because EA is butthurt that Origin couldn't be Nintendo's online service for the WiiU.

bradaz85
bradaz85

@lilnazar Actually, Smartphones are the leading gaming device as everyone has a phone, You only need a fraction of them to play a game on their phone. I have a HTC One x + with Tegra 3, Its good but I personally dnt use it for gaming.

Grover-D
Grover-D

@WingChopMasta

WTF is wrong with EA I just don't get it !!!!!

All u moaning school kids out there who follow EA like a bunch of stalkers!!! PLEASE PLEASE tell me what does EA do differently to all other studios??? And don’t tell me they exploit us ffs no one pulls u buy your D@#% and forces u to do or buy anything and if u feel u have been burnt once then wtf go back for more !! EA IS A BUSINESS they do this to MAKE MONEY just like all of us have to make money its not a charity if u don’t LIKE IT don’t buy it!! I fail to see tho why any company would want to piss of their customer ! I don’t know why but it just does not make logical cents!! If EA is making money then it means they doing a good job simple!! 

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

@fillup0 @Jedilink109 That and possibly because EA and Nintendo might of had a major disagreement regarding Origin and/or microtransactions. That's the rumor anyway.

lilnazar
lilnazar

@bradaz85 @lilnazar That's true, but still. Smartphones offers crappy games compared to consoles. If you want to play on something, just buy a console or handheld. Not a ridiculously overpriced smartphone. Sony should rel ocate their vitas to the mobile stores, lets see if people gonna buy it then.

TheJazzGiant
TheJazzGiant

@Grover-D 

i would certenly not agree that just becouse they are making money they are doing a great job or that we should repsect them becouse of it, they fail to respect thier customers by just following what the charts says and do what they think will make them the most profit for the company... this is a entertainment industry where they should care about how fun legitimate customers have with thier products and they do not do that with drm, micro transactions, buying loved studios limiting thier developers to not taking any risk with anything and making them release their games when they aren't even half finished and lie about damn nearly everything they say... and the thing is they don't actuually do anything to make up for it, they are just poison the industry

bradaz85
bradaz85

@lilnazar @bradaz85 I think your missing the point. Im a PC gamer, but that doesnt have anything to do with this article!