The beta for Command & Conquer (of course powered by Frostbite 2) is now beta, meaning you can register for free and play it! Click here to play the game. You need an Origin (EA) account for it, but you can register for that free and easily here.
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The studio director of BioWare Montreal Yanick Roy has announced that the newest addition to the Mass Effect series will be running on the Frostbite 2 game engine. Much more information has not yet been releaced apart from that the studio is currently hiring new people, which is always a good sign… Read more in the official BioWare blog.
YouTube Description: “The power of DICE’s new Frostbite 2 game engine allows for spectacular breakthroughs in five key areas of game development. This trailer highlights these areas and reveals what you can expect to see and hear in Battlefield 3 as a result. This trailer was first aired on EA’s 2011 E3 press conference.”
During the Video Game Awards Command & Conquer: Generals 2 has officially been announced. The game takes place ten years after the first release of the series. BioWare Victory is developing the game based on the critically acclaimed Battlefield 3 game engine Frostbite 2.
BioWare confirms the rumors about the new release by announcing the release of Command & Conquer: Generals 2. The strategy game is being made by the studio Victory Games that has come into existence this year. Due to a reorganization EA has placed this studio into the caring hands of BioWare. Generals 2 will be released in 2013 for pc.
In an interview with IGN producer Jon van Caneghem explains that the game takes place 10 years after the first game and although initially there is only peace, important politicians are killed during a terrorist attack. Only the generals remain alive… Shortly after the attack a war starts between the GLA, the EU and a third unannounced party. The game will provide a solid single player as well as a multiplayer game mode.
Command & Conquer: Generals 2 has a minimal system requirement of a Windows Vista SP1-system with a 2GHz-dualcoreprocessor. Furthermore 2GB of RAM and 20GB of hard disc space is expected. The graphics card must have at least 512MB of memory and be able to handle DirectX 10. The ATI Radeon 3870 of Nvidia GeForce 8800GT is given as a suitable example. However, for optimal performace a Windows 7-system with a quadcoreprocessor, 4GB of RAM and a DirectX 11-videocard with 1GB of memory is recommended…
EA explains on their website:
Uncanny Sense of Realism—Frostbite 2 technology allows for visceral, visually stunning conflict at an epic scale. Incredibly detailed units and environments, dynamic physics, and exhilarating visual effects bring the battle to life in ways never before seen. This is the closest thing to real war without the consequences.
We’ve all seen gameplay video’s of the soldiers running and shooting but we haven’t seen much Jet gameplay! Well, this is to make up for that: a few minutes of bombing, shooting and maneuvering throught the impressive widespread Caspian Border map, achieved by the Frostbite 2.0 game engine.
Watch 12 minutes of gameplay from Battlefield 3, featuring never before shown footage!
Join us as we follow Staff Sgt. Black and his team of U.S. Marines into the bad part of town, as they move to the rooftops to eliminate an enemy sniper in an abandoned hotel.
This in-game footage from Battlefield 3 shows off the ANT animation technology in all its glory and as the explosive finish to the Battlefield 3 Fault Line series draws near, Sgt. Black is tasked with disarming a home-made bomb, leading to first-person melee combat with the bomber and a large-scale firefight in the streets against massive opposition.
Now see unseen footage from the Fault Line series in the full 12 minute video.