EA's Frostbite game engine promises cool new games for iOS
Digital Illusions CE (DICE), the Swedish developer owned by EA, recently launched a Web site to tout its Frostbite game engine, the underpinning that powers the popular Battlefield franchise and other games. The company has revealed that plans are afoot to bring Frostbite to mobile platforms including iOS and Android, according to "Nirolak" at the NeoGAF video game discussion forum.
"One of our most exciting current projects is called Frostbite Go, a mobile division empowering EA game developers with Frostbite’s proven excellent workflows and features to bring true Frostbite experiences to all major mobile platforms," reads the site. On a later page, the company lauds Frostbite's efficiency as a reason for its ability to run on platforms from Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4 to iOS and Android.
DICE's revelation of Frostbite Go hasn't accompanied any actual game announcements. EA leverages Frostbite not only for Battlefield games, but also for forthcoming titles from BioWare, makers of the Dragon Age and Mass Effect series. Frostbite has also been cited as the core technology EA will use in upcoming Star Wars games, and others.
Frostbite is still conspicuously absent from the Mac platform, though DICE posted a job opening for a Mac engineer earlier this year.