by Joe White
May 15, 2013
While details, as of this writing, are particularly vague, it has come to our attention that Electronic Arts (EA) is planning on porting its popular Frostbite engine to Apple's mobile operating system. The mobile gaming engine, Frostbite Go, will eventually be available for both iOS and Android, though no release date has yet been announced. The news surfaced online after a forum member of NeoGAF spotted a revealing piece of information in the "History" section of EA's Frostbite website. Here, Frostbite Go is mentioned, albeit briefly:
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.Elsewhere on the website, however, EA goes on to directly confirm that the game engine will hopefully be available for both iOS and Android at some point in the future, explaining that:
Runtime in Frostbite supports a highly scalable model in order to appeal to the diverse array of platforms available on today’s market. Efficiency in both our runtime memory and runtime performance are both key factors to enabling code and data systems to deploy content to diverse targets from XBOX360 and PlayStation 4 to iOS and Android.For those unfamiliar, Frostbite is the engine that powers some of EA's most impressive console games, such as Battlefield and Need for Speed. Back in 2010 Epic Games' Unreal Engine for iOS took mobile gaming to a whole new level, allowing apps such as Infinity Blade, dream:scape, and Wild Blood to offer players impressive environments and awesome graphics. With any luck, we'll see equally outstanding results once Frostbite Go launches for Apple's mobile platform. We'll keep you updated with further news on Frostbite Go as it becomes available. In the meantime, see: Evernote Hello Updated With New Address Book Section And New Profile Fields, Easily Print Email Messages And Attachments With Yahoo! Mail's New AirPrint Feature, and Updated: Hipstamatic Oggl Is Becoming A Headache For Instagram Users.
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