Electronic Arts’ (EA) pre-E3 press conference today held the announcement of a number of new IP and the biggest yet discussion of the forthcoming Star Wars: Battlefront. Though no virtual reality (VR) projects were revealed from the publisher, Peter Moore, Chief Operating Officer, revealed that DICE’s Frostbite engine could be used to develop future VR experiences.
As part of the closing section of the conference, specifically talking about the Frostbite engine and Star Wars: Battlefront, Moore stated: “The Technology is EA’s own Frostbite game engine… Frostbite powers many of the games you’ve seen here today. Looking ahead, Frostbite will be at the core of even more EA games, including experiences for mobile devices and maybe one day even VR.”
At last year’s pre-E3 press conference EA revealed one such title that was in development, Criterion Games’ untitled adrenaline experience in which the player would pilot multiple vehicle types in high-octane racing. Sadly, this title was not included in EA’s line-up today. VRFocus will of course endeavour to find out what progress has been made at Criterion and any further VR titles that may come from EA in the future.