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Nirolak
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(05-14-2013, 07:34 PM)
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So the Frostbite webpage went live today, and this is the first time EA has officially acknowledged their mobile version with a name and everything.

I'm unsure as to when the first games using it will be unveiled.

Originally Posted by EA

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.

Originally Posted by EA

Used exclusively by EA teams and studios, our workflows and runtimes are highly configurable and cover all aspects of development including Audio, Animation, Cinematics, Scripting, Artificial Intelligence, Physics, Destruction, Rendering, Visual Effects, and more. Frostbite games are currently in development for current and future platforms including mobile devices.

...

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.

Originally Posted by EA

Frostbite Stockholm hosts six of our development sub-groups; Audio, Core Systems, Mobile (Frostbite Go), Physics, Production Systems and Rendering.

...

Frostbite Vancouver drives our technology forward with a focus on industry leading animation and cinematics.

Source: http://www.frostbite.com/about/history/ (and other various pages)
DMPrince
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(05-14-2013, 07:35 PM)
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So there's a chance now Wii U will get Frostbite
Mpl90
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(05-14-2013, 07:35 PM)
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I must resist from doing a joke about Wii U
I must resist from doing a joke about Wii U
I must resist from doing a joke about Wii U
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(05-14-2013, 07:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by DMPrince

So there's a chance now Wii U will get Frostbite

lol good one.
Chezzymann
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(05-14-2013, 07:35 PM)
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Yay! More crude virtual buttons and horrible mobile first person shooters to demonstrate the graphics!
Courage
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(05-14-2013, 07:35 PM)
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EDIT: Nvm
Hermii
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Originally Posted by DMPrince

So there's a chance now Wii U will get Frostbite

No its too weak.

But EA and Nintendo still does have a great partnership.
Mavromatis
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(05-14-2013, 07:35 PM)
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So they want to be on the tablet market. They can make a light version of Frostbite for tablets yet not for Wii U.
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(05-14-2013, 07:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by DMPrince

So there's a chance now Wii U will get Frostbite

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gngf123
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(05-14-2013, 07:36 PM)
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I wonder how long it will be until we get people talking about the Wii U....

Oh wait, nevermind.

Interested to see what happens with this.
JoshHood
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(05-14-2013, 07:36 PM)
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Wasn't Battlefield on mobile awful?

Here's hoping this means more EA on Vita.
LumpOfCole
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(05-14-2013, 07:36 PM)
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I've always wanted to see a Turned Based Strategy with the environment destruction afforded by Frostbite. This seems like a good starting path to make this happen, all on my tablet (which is in bad need of Turned Based Strategy games).
fluffydelusions
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(05-14-2013, 07:36 PM)
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OK, NOW where is that wii u looking out the window gif...Ice cold DICE...ice cold
funkystudent
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(05-14-2013, 07:36 PM)
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I was just thinking to myself reading that Wii U frostbite thread "they should announce a mobile version of Frostbite. I bet the reaction would be fun".

Dont let me down gaf.
shandy706
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(05-14-2013, 07:37 PM)
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Didn't even have to click on the thread. Was already laughing at uknown jokes.
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(05-14-2013, 07:37 PM)
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Cess007
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(05-14-2013, 07:37 PM)
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Can't wait to see all those Farm/Ville-like games and Angry Bird rip-offs powered now by the Frostbite :D
schennmu
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(05-14-2013, 07:37 PM)
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I knew this thread would bring Wii U jokes...
Meelow
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(05-14-2013, 07:37 PM)
I bet Iwata will give EA's CEO a very evil look at E3.
qwerty2k
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(05-14-2013, 07:37 PM)
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Boast about scalability from iOS to 360 to PS4 yet claim the Wii U isn't powerful enough for it. What a joke, just say the real reason instead of BS.
Volotaire
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(05-14-2013, 07:37 PM)
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Oh man ouch. That's is some serious salt there.
Dr. Zoidberg
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(05-14-2013, 07:37 PM)
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The jokes around here are getting very predictable. When I saw the thread title I knew there would be a Wii U joke. Unfortunately when you know what the jokes are going to be, it makes them decidedly less funny.

Whats worse is that legit threads are basically being threadcrapped to death by an endless stream of comedians making the same joke.
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Adam Blue
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(05-14-2013, 07:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by DMPrince

So there's a chance now Wii U will get Frostbite

Could not have been a better first post.
Daingurse
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(05-14-2013, 07:38 PM)
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Oh lord.
Bisnic
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(05-14-2013, 07:38 PM)
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So... they can make Frostbite works on fucking mobiles, but not Wii U? I forgot who that Frostbite guy was, but this just proves that what he said about "not being able to make it work properly on Wii U" is bullshit.
Fersis
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(05-14-2013, 07:38 PM)
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Gonna guess that Ghost (EA Gothenburg) is using it.
Vinnk
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(05-14-2013, 07:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by DMPrince

So there's a chance now Wii U will get Frostbite

Came to post these exact words.
Katori
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(05-14-2013, 07:39 PM)
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First post gold as always.

It would be silly at this point for them NOT to port to Wii U. I don't care if it runs worse than BF3 on Xbox, it's throwing money away to not have a Wii U version.

Besides, wasn't MW Frostbite? Or only The Run?
Visualante2
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(05-14-2013, 07:39 PM)
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Have we seen anything that isn't gritty realism from Frostbite yet? I worry about the homogenisation of game visuals, not that it isn't exactly evident at EA already... isn't this alleged Plants vs. Zombie FPS game meant to be in Frostbite?
Jotamide
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(05-14-2013, 07:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by DMPrince

So there's a chance now Wii U will get Frostbite

Hahaha ice cold. You guys now know where that Mirror's Edge sequel is coming. ;)
Nirolak
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(05-14-2013, 07:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bisnic

So... they can make Frostbite works on fucking mobiles, but not Wii U? I forgot who that Frostbite guy was, but this just proves that what he said about "not being able to make it work properly on Wii U" is bullshit.

He didn't say it was impossible, just that they decided not to pursue that route.
shandy706
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(05-14-2013, 07:40 PM)
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Lets not argue over it working on WiiU. It's obvious they dropped it over sales #'s.
Father_Brain
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(05-14-2013, 07:40 PM)
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Pretty much confirms that lack of Wii U support has less to do with performance and more to do with expected ROI, but that was kinda obvious.
GhostTrick
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(05-14-2013, 07:41 PM)
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No 3DS and Vita ? Yeah, it's not like we already know EA doesn't give a shit about handhelds.
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(05-14-2013, 07:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Visualante2

Have we seen anything that isn't gritty realism from Frostbite yet? I worry about the homogenisation of game visuals, not that it isn't exactly evident at EA already... isn't this alleged Plants vs. Zombie FPS game meant to be in Frostbite?

One of the original tests was a Mirror's Edge scene re-rendered with realtime lighting. It looked basically the same as Mirror's Edge.
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(05-14-2013, 07:41 PM)

Originally Posted by Bisnic

So... they can make Frostbite works on fucking mobiles, but not Wii U? I forgot who that Frostbite guy was, but this just proves that what he said about "not being able to make it work properly on Wii U" is bullshit.

Why? It's still true. You can't make a properly next-gen version of the Frostbite engine for the Wii U.

The mobile version doesn't change anything. And I don't think anyone would want a Wii U version of the Frostbite Go engine.
Argyle
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(05-14-2013, 07:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bisnic

So... they can make Frostbite works on fucking mobiles, but not Wii U? I forgot who that Frostbite guy was, but this just proves that what he said about "not being able to make it work properly on Wii U" is bullshit.

Uhhh...I'm going to guess that they don't have the full version of Frostbite 3 running on mobile...
Inorigo
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(05-14-2013, 07:42 PM)
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People have cell-phones. They don't have Wii Us. *shrug*
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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.

If you still think performance was the reason the engine wasn't ported to the Wii U, please tell me now so I can ignoring you whenever you mention anything about the system from now on. Yes I know it wouldn't make sense for the Wii U to get the mobile version but there's no reason an engine this scalable shouldn't be possible on the system for "technical" reasons
gngf123
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(05-14-2013, 07:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bisnic

So... they can make Frostbite works on fucking mobiles, but not Wii U? I forgot who that Frostbite guy was, but this just proves that what he said about "not being able to make it work properly on Wii U" is bullshit.

To be fair, I would guess "Go" is very stripped down compared to FB3.

The real BS thing is that they are now promoting the idea that FB scales very well, which I find hilarious after what they said about the Wii U.
9thwonder
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(05-14-2013, 07:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by qwerty2k

Boast about scalability from iOS to 360 to PS4 yet claim the Wii U isn't powerful enough for it. What a joke, just say the real reason instead of BS.

Frostbite on mobiles won't be the same as consoles, the same way UE3 on ios isn't the really the same as consoles. The tools are probably the same but the features? Nope.
Acorn
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(05-14-2013, 07:43 PM)
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Frostbite go home, you're drunk.

Edit 'go' is such a tired name for mobile versions of stuff
fluffydelusions
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(05-14-2013, 07:43 PM)
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I wonder if EA will be at I/O tomorrow maybe showing the engine on a nexus 7 refresh
Totobeni
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(05-14-2013, 07:45 PM)
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3ds and Vita got left in the cold.

I guess this tell us a lot about gaming handhelds situation in the west.
Last edited by Totobeni; 05-14-2013 at 07:48 PM.
oatmeal
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(05-14-2013, 07:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by DMPrince

So there's a chance now Wii U will get Frostbite

Damnit, stole mine.
9thwonder
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(05-14-2013, 07:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Totobeni

3ds and Vita got left in the cold.

I guess this till us a lot about gaming handhelds situation in the west.

No reason why this couldn't work on Vita. 3ds though? Nah.
fluffydelusions
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(05-14-2013, 07:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Totobeni

3ds and Vita got left in the cold.

I guess this till us a lot about gaming handhelds situation in the west.

Yeah, western studios stopped caring about handhelds long ago so it's no surprise really.
Log4Girlz
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(05-14-2013, 07:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by DMPrince

So there's a chance now Wii U will get Frostbite

Schnozberry
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(05-14-2013, 07:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Totobeni

3ds and Vita got left in the cold.

I guess this till us a lot about gaming handhelds situation in the west.

Vita's sluggish sales probably got it axed. EA can't figure out how to make money with shooters and sports on the 3DS.
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(05-14-2013, 07:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bisnic

So... they can make Frostbite works on fucking mobiles, but not Wii U? I forgot who that Frostbite guy was, but this just proves that what he said about "not being able to make it work properly on Wii U" is bullshit.

So you want your Wii U games to look and play like iOS games? ;)

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