DICE's Frostbite Engine headed to mobile platforms

Job listings spark 'Battlefield on mobile' rumours

DICE could be bringing a full-fat Frostbite-powered Battlefield game to mobile platforms.


That's the speculation sparked by new DICE job listings which reveal that the Battlefield 3 developer is actively working a mobile version of its impressive Frostbite Engine.

In a listing for a mobile software developer (thanks Kotaku), the studio reveals its putting together a "team focusing on bringing Frostbite to mobile platforms".

It goes on state ambitiously that it wants the mobile version of the engine to be "as great on mobile platforms as it is on traditional HD platforms".

In a separate listing, the studio also reiterates its intention to "expand outside the HD platforms and deliver the same quality experience on mobile devices", and that it has "a small team" working on a "major franchise" - on a site covered in Battlefield 3 art work. It also makes mention of Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms.

Games such as the hugely popular N.O.V.A 3 have proved that there is scope for online first-person shooters on mobile devices, and if anyone can set the standard for online FPS on mobiles, we expect DICE can.