During EA’s investor conference call – that took place today – the big company revealed that its next-generation engine that will be powering its upcoming sports titles will be unveiled at this year’s E3. As EA’s Frank Gibeau stated, Frostbite 3 and the next-gen engine that will be powering EA’s sports titles are ‘fully functional right now and powering the games you’ll see at E3 in June. In other words, yes; next-generation sports titles will be shown off during this E3‘.
“I want to call out a big accomplishment by the teams that built the development engines for our next generation of games — Frostbite3 engineered at DICE, and a brand new engine from EA SPORTS. These world class tech stacks are powering all of our development on the new systems. They provide an enduring common technology that saves cost, fosters efficiency, and provides spectacular physics and graphics for our games.”
Good news then for all soccer fans, as we’ll finally get to see what a next-gen version of Fifa looks like. On the other hand, it’s almost a given that PC won’t see other sport titles like Madden or NHL. It will be great if EA Sports changes its mind, though it seems unlikely at this point.
Regarding Frostbite 3, players can expect to see Battlefield 4 and Dragon Age 3 in action. This will be the first time we see DA3 in motion, so fingers crossed that it will be better than its prequel.
Fifa 14 – as this is the sports title that concerns us, PC gamers – promises to take the franchise a step forward with a new feature called Pure Shot and a brand-new ball physics system that promises to transform shooting, making every shot attempt feel real, and when players connect with the perfect strike, feel exhilarating.
It will be interesting to see whether the PC will get the next-gen or the current-gen version of Fifa.