In development since 2011 the Frostbite 3 engine was officially debuted along-side DICE's Battlefield 4 which was released in late 2013. The Frostbite engine has been morphing along with the Battlefield series over the years and with the release of Battlefield 4, developer DICE gives games one of the most realistic shooter experiences yet.

Upon it's release the game only supported DirectX 11 on PCs. However AMD will shortly be releasing 'Mantle' driver updates which will allow GCN-Arcitecture supported Radeon graphics cards to experience considerable performance increases due to the new ground breaking technology which Battlefield 4 will be the first to officially support.

Frostbite 3 is currently exclusive to EA titles.

"The entire world is alive in Frostbite games, immersing players into deep and dynamic worlds with always changing wind, water, and weather.

For many years, our developers have pursued realistic visuals. We have defined industry-leading visual standards by simulating real-world lighting conditions and depth of field characteristics.  The next step for us has the pursuit of realism beyond static visuals. Dynamic behaviors over time are key to immersion and believable worlds.  In our games, players will notice subtle movements in the world around them driven by changes in weather.  Prepare for the next level of realism, driven by Frostbite technology!"


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*Pro*Noobkiller2 Apr 14 2014, 5:05pm says:

EA: Hey DICE!!!
DICE: What?
EA: Need money?
DICE: Sure!
EA: Dont make mod tools for Battlefield series anymore
DICE: Roger that

Im thinking about EA and find out that EA games is a ****

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Muntaqim_313 Jan 13 2014, 2:02am says:

Dice, I hope you have a darn good reason for betraying us in favor of EA. I guess you do. Money.

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Pvt_Jason Oct 25 2013, 4:44am says:

Will this mod be available for download? modding support?

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SK-STUDIOS-DESIGN Sep 23 2013, 8:59am says:

awesome Engine .. one of my favorites :D

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DPgames Jun 11 2013, 4:04pm says:

Mirror's edge 2 Will use frostbite 3 :D After 5 years its coming.

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[TZP]LoNer1 Mar 31 2013, 7:01am says:

Wrong logo, awesome engine

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Muntaqim_313 Jan 15 2014, 3:23am replied:

Yeah, but what's the use if it is designed to take modding off our list of options?

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Frostbite 3 is designed to take modding out of our hands, even more than its previous versions. No mods means total dependance on the developers for new content. DICE, don't forget that it was a mod, Desert Combat, that drew the attention of gamers to your team. Now you have betrayed us. Shame on you.

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