When Epic Games launched the Unreal Engine development kit for iOS, the world was floored at the advanced graphics capabilities. The software is used in such games as the Infinity Blade series, Dungeon Defender, and Unmechanical. Although EA Games has used the Unreal Engine in some of its titles, one of the company’s software development departments just announced the creation of a mobile engine called Frostbite Go that is expected to perform on the same playing field as Unreal Engine.
According to AppleInsider, Frostbite Go is currently in development by EA development team DICE. The new project plans to give EA game developers tools that will allow them to take Frostbite mobile.
From the company’s website:
“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.”
The console and PC version of Frostbite has been used in such games as the Battlefield series, Need for Speed, Dragon Age, and Mass Effect. Frostbite Go is expected to push EA games further into the mobile gaming spotlight.
EA Games recently announced that it had plans to make most, if not all, of its future mobile games Freemium titles. So far, the company has not backed down from that statement. Real Racing 3 launched in the App Store on March 4 and quickly made Apple’s Editor’s Choice list. The game is free to download, but features a plethora of in-app purchases. In fact, EA Games’ top eight bestselling iPad games are all freemium titles.
If EA launches freemium titles that feature Frostbite Go, the company will be poised to take over as the biggest grossing game company in the App Store.
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