The existence of Frostbite 3 hasn’t been made public knowledge for very long, but its power was well demonstrated during the recent Battlefield 4 unveiling. Providing gamers with some of the best visuals to be found in gaming thus far, the new engine looks as if it’ll contribute to some eye-poppingly spectacular moments in BF4. Of course, given how gorgeous the game looks, some gamers are probably wondering if Electronic Arts will implement Frostbite 3 into any of its other titles. Fortunately, the multi-billion dollar publisher will be doing just that.
According to Aaryn Flynn, general manager of BioWare‘s Edmonton & Montreal studios, both Dragon Age 3 and the next Mass Effect will make full use of Frostbite 3. This revelation came forth shortly after the grand reveal of DICE’s fourth Battlefield, with Flynn taking to Twitter to confirm that his team would be implementing the new engine with future projects; even going so far as to call the new tech “awesome” in the process.
— Aaryn Flynn (@AarynFlynn) March 27, 2013
Not much is known about either Dragon Age 3 or the next Mass Effect and, with the exception of a few pieces of DA3 concept art and leaked details, it’ll likely remain that way for a while. That said, at least fans can expect some spectacular visuals now that it’s confirmed that the pair of games will be making use of the Frostbite 3 engine – something that may come as a bit of a surprise after BioWare originally confirmed that Dragon Age 3 would use the new engine’s predecessor, Frostbite 2.
Frostbite 3 certainly looks to be one of the higher-end game engines coming to the market, and the prospect of playing through Mass Effect 4 with visuals that are on par with with BF4 is tantalizing. While the next Mass Effect is still far from hitting retailers at anytime in the near future, it’s currently believed that Dragon Age 3 is scheduled to launch in 2014. This means the prospect of both games hitting the newly announced PlayStation 4 and inevitable Xbox 720 is high, and Frostbite 3 should fit in well on either next-gen platform.
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