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Frostbite 3 engine detailed in latest teaser video

By Shawn Knight · 38 replies
Jun 25, 2013
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  1. Battlefield 4 is still about four months away but that hasn’t stopped EA from releasing a number of trailers to showcase what the title has in store for gamers this holiday season. The latest sneak peek takes a closer look...

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,631   +688

    Impressive detail, dynamics and animations. Would (obviously) like to see more than 2 second clips though. Also some info on what type of machine it's going to take to run this at top settings.
    ghasmanjr likes this.
  3. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Guru Posts: 370   +40

    A massive improvment the frostbite engine just keeps impressing me from game to game :O
  4. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 304   +62

    That's what I like to hear, can't wait to see it more in-depth
  5. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +74

    If a browser is required again they can count me out. I haven't played BF3 for months because of that + Origin. Atleast I have BFBC2.
    SirGCal and danhodge like this.
  6. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I wish it was more like the Crysis 3 tech demo (long clips) like TomSEA said. I feel like it is Battlefield 3 with more effort put into the graphics and features. Too bad I will still buy it! I hate you EA xD.
    LukeDJ and H3llion like this.
  7. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    I keep seeing people saying this, only because their ART style is the same. Better graphics, improved and new features sound like a new game to me. And it seems like the single player might be worth people's time now.

    Plus, you can dive underwater in MP now. And yes, the fish will move out of the way when you do so. ;)
    Jad Chaar likes this.
  8. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Yeah, it is definitely a new game. I just think it should be called Bad Company 3, not a whole new Battlefield.
  9. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    You and me both. But DICE said that even if they wanted, they can't, seeing how they are working on BF4, Mirror's Edge 2, and Battlefront 3 right now. Guess we have a few more years until we see BC3.
  10. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I think they should delay BF4... I feel they are rushing it. Also, I hope they dont screw up Battlefront 3 because Battlefront 1 and 2 were amazing.
    ghasmanjr likes this.
  11. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,708   +868

    And I just went from "BF4 will be just another BF game" to "holy crap I just might want to play this".
  12. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Yeah, that's another misconception among players. BF4 has been in development for 2 years now. But they already had the technology in place.

    3 year development time sounds about right for a good, lengthy game. But what most people don't know is that out of these 3 years, one and half includes the actual creation of the game. The other half is where the programmers build/tailor the engine for the game they want to make. This process is usually repeated with every single game; you want a FPS? Spend a year and a half (or more if you're Skyrim) making the engine and tool-set for it, and add another year or so building the actual game on top of it. Rinse and repeat, for every single game. Sounds like a lot of work, right?

    Frostbite, on the other hand, has a dedicated team only working on it. Which means DICE has had the full 2 years to work on the game itself while another team provides updates to the source code, which would have otherwise taken time away from making the game, like with BF3. Frostbite is now being used on Command & Conquer, NFS and the new Dragon Age, which means those teams can work on the game, while the Frostbite team (note: not DICE) works on the engine. Win-win.
  13. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,313   +258

    I think we all did! :D

    Looks absolutely breath taking, can't wait. As TomSEA said, I wonder what the requirements will be.
  14. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TS Booster Posts: 244   +43

    Well I know what I will be playing for the next 18 months plus starting in October...
    Littleczr likes this.
  15. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 538   +164

    Ok ok I will buy this game, just really wish EA and Valve would grill up the beef between them so I can have the game in my library on steam, BF3 was just to buggy and frustrating to me and even though I was pretty good at it those bugs and the constant 180 changes in how the game played every patch really took the fun away, I could see in Beta they had a lot of nice features in the FB2 engine but they were taken out for release. A lot of those appear to be back in FB3 and looking even better, hopefully netcode and gun play is fixed this time around, if all else fails I really don't see the BFBC2 PC community shrinking anymore we have a dedicated 10,000 or so different players on every week, and some really good servers still going around, and better yet I can launch it from steam.
  16. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,247   +448

    I don't care what the requirements will be - as long as it's not Origin I will buy the requirements to play this!
    SantistaUSA likes this.
  17. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Yeah, well said.
  18. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    They wont put it on Steam. BF3 already made Origin a "forced hit" amongst gamers who play EA games. Because it has gained "popularity", they will continue to support it. BF4 will help increase Origins use.
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  20. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Addict Posts: 439   +84

    And I just bought a gtx 680 on eBay. To me 45+ frames per second is a good experience for first person shooters. From the looks of it, I say only the titan will be able to play it at 45 frames per with everything turned on at 1080p.
    Sucks that I have a 1440p monitor, I may need to buy another gtx 680.
  21. danhodge

    danhodge TS Member Posts: 80   +13

    Oh yeah? Well on COD, fish swim away from you! Beat that...
    SantistaUSA and H3llion like this.
  22. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 7,968   +2,867

    Can I tag along with you?
  23. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 7,968   +2,867

    It'll be cheaper to buy a 1080p monitor... And a lot less complicated.
    SantistaUSA likes this.
  24. LukeDJ

    LukeDJ TS Maniac Posts: 350   +112

    Or he could turn his resolution down to 1080p.

    Even cheaper, and even less complicated! :D
  25. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,133   +624

    Graphics are amazing but that's not what makes the game good. Anyway, If only Titan will be able to max out settings than people with mid range PCs won't be able to play this game at all (maybe on lowest settings), which will discourage them from buying the game.

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