Frostbite Engine coming to the Mac

DICE, the swedish developers behind the hardcore First-Person Shooter Battlefield 3, is planing on bringing their state of the art engine to the Mac.

According to a recent job posting at their website, DICE is actively looking for a Mac OS X engineer to help take their engine to “the next level”:

Frostbite is looking for developers who want to join us in taking our engine to the next level. You will be part of a team focusing on bringing Frostbite to Mac and work closely with game team customers and the Frostbite team to deliver an engine as great on OS X as it is on Windows and traditional console platforms.

This of course is not yet a reality, as the project is barely starting. However, the possibilities are very exiting! By bringing their engine Frostbite 2 to the Mac, both DICE and EA could bring their best games to the Mac without much problems. Just imagine having Battlefield 3, Need for Speed: The Run or even Medal of Honor on the Mac…

Frostbite on Mac - Need for Speed Mac

The Run would be a great addition to Mac racing games…

This would also mean more chances to get future Frostbite-games such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age III: Inquisition or even future Mass Effect games!

Thanks to Joystiq for the news.

Have you ever played a Frostbite 2 game? Are you exited about DICE bringing it to the Mac? Don’t forget to leave a comment!

 

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  • Jeremy

    The timing makes sense, now that they are bringing Origin to Mac.

    • http://macgamerhq.com Ric M

      Indeed! Some support from EA will definitely be welcomed! (even if it comes in the shape of the generally hated Origin service….).

  • jaytm21

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