BioWare: Dragon Age 3 and Next Mass Effect Powered By Frostbite 3

Dragon Age 3 and the next Mass Effect will be powered by the Frostbite 3 engine, BioWare has confirmed.

The Frostbite 3 engine and its extensive graphical capabilities were revealed a couple of days ago when EA Games and DICE released a seventeen minute trailer of Battlefield 4 called “Fishing in Baku”. The upcoming FPS is powered by the engine.

BioWare, which is also under the EA Games umbrella, had previously stated that their upcoming fantasy-themed RPG sequel Dragon Age 3 would be powered by the Frostbite 2 engine which powers Battlefield 3.

Aaryn Flynn, general manager at BioWare Edmonton and BioWare Montreal said that the two upcoming titles at the studio, Dragon Age 3 and the next Mass Effect, are also using the new and updated engine powering DICE’s FPS.

Beyond the announcement, neither Flynn nor BioWare had much else to say about Dragon Age 3. The studio is expected to unveil the game before or during E3 this year.

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10 Comments on BioWare: Dragon Age 3 and Next Mass Effect Powered By Frostbite 3

Aedelric

On March 28, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Graphics and engine are not the things that people had a problem with for DA2/ME3, I would ask Bioware to get their priorities right, but at this stage it is unlikely.

jlkawaii

On March 29, 2013 at 12:26 am

Please stop saying “R P G” about the next DA & ME games of Bioware !
Even them don’t use the term as it won’t be a real RPG, but an FPS experience … :(

Quinsec

On March 29, 2013 at 5:37 am

ME3 would have been epic if it weren’t for the contrived ending and the fact that your choices didn’t seem to matter. I’m cautiously optimistic about the new one – but I won’t be buying it on release.

DA2, as a follow-up to one of my favorite RPGs ever, was the bigger disappointment. Besides the problems with recycled content and dumbed-down battles (I really miss having to actually manage abilities,) my biggest complaint was actually the new artistic direction. It seemed less dark fantasy and more JRPG. If I wanted to play a game that looks like anime, I’d buy an anime game.

Michael

On March 29, 2013 at 11:57 am

So what if its powered by frostbite 3 engine. If the game sucks none of that matters. I played better RPG on the SNES and PS1 and these machines were low end.

Also to call Dragonage and Mass Effect an RPG is an Overstatement. These 2 games drifted from that play style after the first games were done to make them more action based, and with the reputation of these two franchises shattered why are they even trying to make more of them.

Americans Developers don’t know what it takes to make an RPG, that’s why we turn to Japanese developers to give us these gaming experience. As for the next mass effect being an FPS, its the main reason no one is trying.

Why does everything have to be an FPS. I’m so sick of this genre. I believe mass effect will tank after this.

lol

On March 29, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Frostbite 3, DA3 MP, ME more focused on MP.

My body is ready.

lol

On March 29, 2013 at 12:51 pm

@Michael

“that’s why we turn to Japanese developers to give us these gaming experience. As for the next mass effect being an FPS, its the main reason no one is trying. ”

It’s the other way around bro, Japanese publishers TRYING to get into the western world and they’re failing hardcore.

Also Mass Effect was ORIGINALLY supposed to be an FPS.

R.J.

On March 29, 2013 at 1:56 pm

As Aedelric mentioned, it isn’t that graphics that concern me, it’s whether BioWare can get its collective head on straight. The response on BioWare’s end after DA2 and ME3 leads me to believe that I should continue to view everything they mention with extreme skepticism.

MIke

On March 29, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Don’t care, won’t buy. Mass Effect 3 and Dragon Age 2 already burned those bridges.

Fart

On March 30, 2013 at 5:25 am

‘lol’ is a troll, by the way. Deliberately takes the opposing stance and sucks up to developers to get attention.

Maay

On March 30, 2013 at 8:22 am

The story will matter more than the engine.