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Submitted by Valay 572d ago | news

All upcoming BioWare projects likely to use Frostbite 2 engine

BioWare Edmonton general manager Aaryn Flynn suggests that the studio will be taking advantage of the Frostbite 2 engine for all upcoming projects. (PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Summons75  +   572d ago
yeah but with all the good people gone from Bioware and their games after Dragon Age Origins horrible who really cares?

Mass Effect 2 came out after DAO and it was a good but it was not Bioware standards for quality rpg they are known for. DA2 lol enough said there. Mass Effect 3, just after you think an rpg could be an less watered down they manage to do it even more and still pretend it's an RPG. Combat was worse than ME2 and well everyone knows how horrible the ending was then the mockery of an "alternate ending" or in reality a slideshow....un-needed multiplayer, broken promises, is what bioware has become. DA3 is already going down the same path as both DA2 and ME3.

I hope the founders that quit, the devs old devs that left and the writers that wrote the amazing stories start a new company and bring back the quality western rpg that is so hard to find now-a-days.
ATi_Elite  +   572d ago
I said this like a year ago!

EA's business model:

Every Game was to either use the Frostbite 2 or be developed by Bioware or Both!

EA is going with name recognition strategy to sell games.
Kamikaze135  +   572d ago
I'm pretty sure EA are the ones to blame for the rushed Bioware games. Not Bioware.
Summons75  +   571d ago
While I can a agree to a point that ea got this money is more important than fans idea in Their head, Bioware is still the only one to blame because they fell for it instead of standing up for their ideas and ambitions.
DOMination-  +   571d ago
For the last time.. Mass Effect is a shooter with rpg elements. Not the other way around! Yes even the first one was the same percentage action to rpg you just didn't notice because the combat was crap! There was no deeper rpg elements in the first game than in the sequels!
DeadlyFire  +   571d ago
Frostbite 2 is impressive engine. While it does good in its PS3/X360 titles. The PC really shows its full potential at the moment. I can't wait to see what next generation consoles do with it. The engine itself is impressive.

Not sure if games coming will be impressive or not, but EA will learn they have to try to actually sell their games.
Kamikaze135  +   571d ago
In regards to your second comment: do you think they had a choice? I don't think they fell into EA's arms out of love. It may have been a good financial move on their part.
Karooo  +   572d ago
Yes, I hope Dragon Age 3 uses this.
Skate-AK  +   572d ago
They all ready announced that it is using Frostbite 2.
A7XEric  +   572d ago
Thank god. Unreal Engine looks like ass.
Dynasty  +   572d ago
Not really.. It's just dated.
Kennytaur  +   572d ago
Everything looks like plastic in UE3.
A7XEric  +   569d ago
Hence my original comment. Back in 2007 it was impressive, but ME2 and ME3 looked hardly cutting edge for their times.
FarCryLover182  +   572d ago
Is Frostbite 3 going to come next-gen?
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Detoxx  +   572d ago
Frostbite 2 was made for next gen
DeadlyFire  +   571d ago
The answer is yes, but not first the first few waves of titles. Likely in a few more years it will come. Frostbite 2 is by no means a slacker. Just let Dragon Age 3 show you its full visuals. :P
rickybadman  +   572d ago
Pretty smart move, besides the sports games, almost all the studios will be using Frosbite. Which will make it easy for teams to help out one another and with so any engineers working on one engine any advancement one studio makes, another one can benefit.
hazardman  +   572d ago
did you forget unreal engine4 it gonna be
pretty sick.. and square has an impressive engine too
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rickybadman  +   572d ago
I was not talking about Frostbite v. Any other engine.

I was just saying that is was smart of EA to have all their studios working with one engine for logistical and business reason. Before the switch to Frosbite, all their major studios were using different tech.

Internal studios can now help each other out, that's it. Plus they wouldn't have to pay millions in licensing fees to Epic.

Smart move all around
NiceGuy360  +   572d ago
A great looking engine with some impressive physics. This is good news.
pandehz  +   572d ago
Good way to go.

They can improve and optimize it for all the games and share it with other EA IP's
Perez  +   572d ago
Hopefully more modding support will come out of it but as of recent offerings apart from DAO Bioware aren't really very mod friendly and I don't know why if it prolongs a game and keeps you interested in a product it doesn't seem like a bad thing like Bethesda and their range of games
Roccetarius  +   572d ago
Because if they give you the tools for it, then they can't sell you DLC.
spicelicka  +   572d ago
Well that's good cuz their usage of unreal engine is a little glitchy and weird. I think only EPIC use their own engine perfectly, gears of war 3 is one of the best looking games. It's not the engine's fault but pretty much all other developers that use unreal engine 3 don't make the best graphics/effects. Bioshock is one of the games that does look amazing in unreal tech though.
aliengmr  +   572d ago
For some reason I just don't think this is a smart move.

This is EA after all and they are very shortsighted.
animegamingnerd  +   572d ago
alright good choice of engine now start making RPG'S again then we will talk
Huarle  +   571d ago
Say goodbye to modding any EA game in the future then...
metroid32  +   571d ago
Retro studios/Nintendo have a beastly engine thats what i want to see.

Why because they have Nextgen hardware to actually make best use of it unlike every other engine.
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ArronC07  +   571d ago
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