When it comes to a game made by the developer DICE, destruction is one of the first thoughts that creeps into people’s minds. Not only that, but so does the Frostbite engine as it is synonymous with their games.
From the games we’ve seen released so far, Frostbite 3 has proven to be a robust, detailed game engine. That doesn’t seem like something that will be discontinued in Star Wars Battlefront, as early footage has revealed a gorgeous looking world.
Frostbite 3 is being used to create one of the most detailed, immersive games yet, but just how is DICE using it? In an interview with the Xbox Wire, DICE Senior Producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir talked about the Frostbite engine and what it enables DICE to create for Star Wars Battlefront.
“Frostbite is a great graphics engine. All of our Battlefield games have been running on Frostbite, so we know it quite well. It’s also continuously being developed and evolved, so Battlefront will run on the latest edition of it. Frostbite, coupled with the technology, like the photogrammetry that we use to capture both the environments and the assets, as well as the physically-based rendering capabilities that have been added to the engine… it really gives us the ability to create these very authentic, immersive environments and assets,” Ingvarsdottir said.
There is little doubt about the power and capability of the Frostbite engine and EA continues to redefine its applicability. Not only is Star Wars Battlefront using the engine, but so is this year’s PGA TOUR installment. From the little we’ve seen thus far, Frostbite looks like it’s having a positive impact on Battlefront, but we’ll see how things progress moving forward.
The Battlefield series is known for its high level of destruction and carnage, so it’s only logical to expect a similar level of destruction in Star Wars Battlefront. Ingvarsdottir was then asked about the type of destruction players can expect when they step into Star Wars Battlefront this November.
“It’s hard to point at any one specific example, but I think that when you see the visuals of the game as a whole, and you compare in your mind with games that have been running on previous generations of consoles, you can just see the leap in capabilities of the hardware – as well as what the engine can really do, given that increased power,” Ingvarsdottir said.
Star Wars Battlefront will be the first title from EA in what could end up being a slew of Star Wars titles. The game will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and it will launch on Nov. 17.