Nowadays, you can't go one week without hearing about another developer working on a next-generation project.

The latest is Battlefield developer DICE. The team has a job listing for a senior software engineer and the term "next-generation" is easily spotted in the job description.

The successful candidate will work to implement new features, keep track of performance and memory, and further optimize the popular Frostbite engine for current- and next-generation systems. The engine in question has already been seen in games like Battlefield 3 and Need for Speed: The Run , and it will return in this year's Medal of Honor: Warfighter . Obviously, it's an engine EA and DICE want to push into the new generation of hardware, and we doubt anybody is going to complain.

Wouldn't it be interesting if DICE was preparing Battlefield 4 for new pieces of hardware like the PS4 and Xbox 720…? Personally, I still want a sequel to Mirror's Edge and although EA has said they're not abandoning the idea, I'm starting to lose hope.

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DjEezzy
DjEezzy
9 years ago

I think the Frostbite 2 engine is a huge accomplishment. BF3 looks soooooo good when buildings are getting blown to smither… eeens. Lol. I think we're really going to see what it can do when close quarters dlc comes out in june. I really can't wait to see what they're going to do with next generation.

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
9 years ago

My early congratulations to whomever gets the job!
As for next gen blah blah blah
i've got a PS3 and am looking forward to playing Agent,Starhawk,The last guardian,The last of us,Grand theft auto 5,Max payne 3,Resident evil 6 & tekken x street fighter…hell i might even give ffvs13 a go(not a rpg dude)
With todays level of graphics i'd expect next gen graphics to be like looking out a window!
Some devs teams might be ready for next gen but i'm not.

ColonelKain
ColonelKain
9 years ago

Ahh Agent, I wish they'd give us a new trailer or something,anything!

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

For some reason I thought Agent has been shelved!!!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

SixSpeedKing
SixSpeedKing
9 years ago

Mirror's edge with Frostbite 2.0 or 3.0? Man that would be amazing and I pray every day that they do do a sequel but I have the same feelings as Ben and that makes me sad. 🙁

ulsterscot
ulsterscot
9 years ago

hopefully this new software engineer figures out pretty quick how to program decent alternative control layouts for PS3 BF games

Mr_Sterg
Mr_Sterg
9 years ago

yea just bring frost bite to PS4 looking like pc version and you got yoruself an A++ game. must have 64 players, dedicated servers, and of course the graphics

___________
___________
9 years ago

another developer setting sail on a unproven not needed ship.
i wish developers would stop trying to live in tomorrow and start living in today!
oh well, just further proof you gotta follow the herd…….. right till the edge of the cliff!