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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About Dragon Age III: Inquisition with 6 comments by INtense! on Nov 21st, 2014

Modders we know you love to create, so as part of a post Sponsored by Electronic Arts, we decided to do something a little different. Instead of modding the game, we thought an article on modding yourself would be interesting, by showcasing a cosplay how-to prepared by the talented youtuber Amie Lynn.

Day 4

Time for the final photo shoot as the character Iron Bull, we hope you have enjoyed the series.

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Day 3

Time for the next photo shoot as the character Varric.

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Day 2

Yesterday we shared a cosplay how-to video, today we show you the finished result as the character Vivienne.

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Day 1

So if you've ever wondered how cosplayers do it, hold onto your hats and stop coding, we've got a video that shows how an outfit is made. Check back tomorrow for more!

If you are new to Dragon Age, just know it is built on the stunning Frostbyte 3 engine, which is the same engine that powers Battlefield 4 so you can expect a vast world including ice-capped mountains, twisted marshes, and scorching deserts. For more information about Dragon Age: Inquisition, a next-generation RPG from BioWare, set in an epic dark fantasy world, we suggest you head to the official site. Oh and keep your fingers crossed Electronic Arts opens this game once again to user generated content.

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x-Fourty7 Jan 18 2015, 11:46am says:


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Muntaqim_313 Jun 13 2014, 6:01pm says:

Hey everyone, I just dumped Frostbite for another, even better engine. Go download CryEngine 3's SDK. It is just as impressive as Frostbite 3, if not even more so. And it is free for non-commercial use.

What is so special about Frostbite, DICE? It has nothing. CryEngine also has destruction, but I don't hear the CryDev team calling us stupid and claiming that we can't use the engine.

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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 Jun 13 2014, 6:06pm replied:

Humanity has reached a stage in technological evolution that gamers can collaborate together and make the games everyone would love. We don't need a bunch of greedy ***** like EA and DICE to make our games. Indie game are on the rise, more than ever.

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[AWWIIR-Dev]m0chil Apr 30 2014, 5:53am replied:

Hey DICE want to make your games last up to 10-20 years? give us mod support.

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Muntaqim_313 Jun 13 2014, 6:07pm replied:

See, that's the problem. They want their games to die quickly so we just gobble up anything else they throw at us.

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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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Col_Jason Oct 25 2013, 4:44am says:

Will this mod be available for download? modding support?

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Muntaqim_313 Jun 13 2014, 6:08pm replied:

PFC Jason, we don't need their mod tools. Go get yourself a free copy of CryEngine 3 SDK. It's just as good as Frostbite 3, and very user-friendly.

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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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