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Next Mass Effect and Dragon Age 3 'powered by Frostbite 3'

Next-gen EA tech shared across studio network

Electronic Arts' proprietary Frostbite 3 game engine will be the underpinning tech behind the next Mass Effect and Dragon Age games, an employee at the company has said.

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Aaryn Flynn, the general manager at BioWare's Montreal and Edmonton studios, revealed the information on his personal Twitter account.

"For everyone who's been asking after the #BF4 reveal, #DA3 and the next Mass Effect are also using Frostbite 3. It's awesome," he said.


Frostbite 3, which was principally constructed at Stockholm studio DICE, is being distributed across EA's internal studio network. In an interview with CVG, DICE executive producer Patrick Bach explained that the engine is scaleable to support both current and next gen systems.

DICE is working on at least one Frostbite 3-powered game - the studio is hoping to finish production on Battlefield 4 before the end of the year.

Little is known of BioWare Montreal's next Mass Effect project, nor is EA yet discussing its Dragon Age 3: Inquisition.

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