Frostbite Engine Confirmed to Run the Next Mass Effect
The Frostbite 2 Engine is known for upholding some of EA’s biggest games such as Battlefield 3, Medal of Honor: Warfighter and Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel. Initially developed for first person shooter Battlefield 3, the engine was later adapted to create games of a different genre such as racing and strategy.
Yanick Roy from BioWare Montreal has confirmed that the new Mass Effect will run on the Frostbite Engine. Despite the fact that all 3 Mass Effect games were originally created on the Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3, EA have plans to move the next instalment to their Frostbite Engine. Roy said the game “will be built with the amazing technology of Frostbite as its foundation” and that it will be “enhanced by many of the systems that the Dragon Age III team has already spent a lot of time building.”
Roy doesn’t significantly mention Frostbite 2, so he could be possibly referring to a future Frostbite game engine, maybe next gen. He later mentions the new Mass Effect “will be very respectful of the heritage built over the course of the first three games” and that the development team are “exploring new directions, both on the gameplay and story fronts”.
Roy finished with stating that fans shouldn’t be worried about the franchise loosing its course because the “diverse alien races, a huge galaxy to explore, and of course rich, cinematic storytelling” will all be included.