Treyarch to Update Engine to Compete with Battlefield’s Frostbite 2.0?

By Posted 17 Mar 2011, 08:28

While the unveiling of EA DICE’s new Frostbite 2 engine has certainly raised a few eyebrows in the gaming industry, we have a video to show you now which lets you see what Treyarch think of the new engine, and you may be surprised to hear the outcome.

You may think that Treyarch would play down the hype surrounding the Frostbite 2 engine which will be used in Battlefield 3, a likely competitor to Treyarch’s next Call of Duty game, but it wasnt the case.

Treyarch’s Josh Olin actually thinks the Frostbite 2 engine is very impressive, as you can see from his comments in a HipHopGamerShow Interview below:

”I thought it looked really beautiful, It is a visually stunning engine and I’m forward to seeing it in action on the Xbox 360 and PS3”

He was then asked if he thought the inclusion of the Frostbite 2 engine in Battlefield 3 and Medal of Honor was a direct challenge to Treyarch and Call of Duty, and he said that they could update their engine if they wanted to, just like they did from World at War to Black Ops. Check out the video from 5.30 onwards to hear Josh Olin talk about this aspect.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think Treyarch will come up with a plan to make their next Call of Duty game as equally as stunning as EA’s Frostbite 2 engine, or do you think they stand no chance. So far, nobody knows what Modern Warfare 3 looks like, and who knows when the next Treyarch game will be out, since they’ll just be focusing on DLC for Black Ops throughout the year.

How impressed are you with the Frostbite 2 engine?

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  • Sam

    lol, yeah, we saw the huge different of graphics in Black ops. I don't remember it being different from WaW. Some guy from Infinity ward said that developing a new engine took years and that it would be counter productive. Don't underestimate Activision's obsession with milking the COD cow until only blood comes out. Then they'll think about developping a new engine, or a new franchise.

    • The Kinected Gamer

      I heard that same thing where somesaid it would be counterproductive, can't remember where I read it.

  • Raaz

    Why do I always see a will BF3 challenge COD? BF3 Graphics Better than COD?

    Dont ask the obvious when its already stated. These "comparison" topics should be stopped because obviously the answer is already said. No more rehashed games, fresh games.

    Honestly, if you have something against BF3 and how its superior technically and gameplay wise, then dont say anything or post topics over every small aspect.

    And I play both COD and BF, and BF is much much better. An actual PC game since BF2(sequel to bf2)

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