Dice developed the new Frostbite DX Win32 engine from the ground up for DirectX 9 Battlefield: Bad Company according to Johan Andersson from Dice. Johan is a self-taught senior software engineer/architect in the central technology group at Dice. For the past years he has been working on the rendering and core engine systems for Battlefield.

DICE next-gen engine & framework

Built from the ground up for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, Multi-core PCs with DirectX 9 Shader Model 3 & Direct3D 10 along with SM 4.0 and designed to be used in future DICE games. As time progresses advancements to the engine will continue.

Shading system backends

  • Multiple backends
    • DirectX 9 SM3 for PC & Xbox 360
    • High-level GPU communication on 360
    • Direct3D 10 for Windows Vista
    • libGCM for PlayStation 3

Key feature of shading system

  • Rich high-level states instead of low-level platform-dependent states
  • More flexible for both user and system

Editor, FrostED

Asset creation Levels, meshes, shaders, objects Fully separate and C#-based

Terrain Rendering System

  • Long view distance with true horizon
  • 32x32 km visible, 2x2 – 4x4 playable
  • Ground destruction
  • High detail up close
  • Very high detail in a distance
  • Low memory usage
  • Multiple high-res heightfield textures
  • Easy destruction of buildings
  • Fixed grid LOD with vertex texture fetch
  • Normals are calculated in the shader
  • Semi-procedural surface shaders
  • Allows dynamic compositing
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Battlefield 1943

Battlefield 1943 Battlefield 1943

Updated 1 year ago Released Jul 7, 2009 Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Using the acclaimed Frostbite engine, Battlefield 1943 takes players back to WWII to re-experience some of the legendary battles that kicked off the Battlefield...

Battlefield: Bad Company

Battlefield: Bad Company Battlefield: Bad Company

Updated 1 year ago Released Jun 22, 2008 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Battlefield: Bad Company leads gamers far from the traditional frontlines on a wild ride with a group of renegade soldiers who decide that sometimes the...

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Updated 1 year ago Released Mar 1, 2010 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Bad Company 2 brings the award-winning Battlefield gameplay to the forefront of PC gaming with best-in-class vehicular combat and unexpected "Battlefield...

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam

Updated 3 years ago Released Dec 18, 2010 Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam digital expansion pack takes all of the intensity, action and addictive gameplay of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and...

Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Medal of Honor

Updated 2 years ago Released Oct 12, 2010 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Medal of Honor, an all-new first-person shooter game, will introduce the Tier 1 Operator: a relatively unknown entity directly under the National Command...

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xonone
xonone Sep 4 2009, 9:53pm says:

eh this engine is alright. i dont see why EA cant make the games good tho. i mean there is bugs in BF:BC that EA knows about but isnt doing anything about it. i mean the engine itself is ok but i rather play this engine on a game that is perfect.

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Vengefulnoob
Vengefulnoob Jun 28 2009, 9:17am says:

Is anyone interested in making a battlefield 1943 eastern front mod?

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bloodfest
bloodfest Nov 1 2008, 5:10pm says:

Great engine, but how can I use it?

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BadgerDeluxe
BadgerDeluxe Feb 3 2009, 8:45pm replied:

So far, you can't. Hasn't been used for any PC games.

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timstro59
timstro59 Jun 1 2009, 7:21am replied:

the new battlefield 1943 is coming out for pc this month and it uses the frostbit engine.

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timstro59
timstro59 Jun 25 2009, 11:31am replied:

never mind.

its coming out for ps3 and xbox 360 this month.

its coming out for pc in november

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Theater
Theater Sep 18 2008, 10:39am says:

I'm in love with this engine. The sound system is ingenious, the effects are spectacular and the deformable terrain is great.

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XxRAVENHOLMxX
XxRAVENHOLMxX Aug 26 2008, 2:25am buried:

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**** engine, always looks like you are zoomed in. Seriously, EA, get your **** together. Please dont **** up BF3 with this half complete engine.

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C.o.m.m.a.n.d.e.r
C.o.m.m.a.n.d.e.r Mar 30 2009, 12:28am replied:

would be funny as hell to see this engine used in an mmorpg

+2 votes     reply to comment
Robots!
Robots! Jan 20 2009, 2:06pm replied:

go to hell.

+1 vote     reply to comment
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