For many years now EA Sports games have been using EA’s Ignite game engine. It sounds like this is about to change with the release of FIFA 17 as that game is set to use the Frostbite game engine instead.
This new report comes from Game Informer as they heard from multiple sources that the Frostbite engine will take over all of EA Sports’ game library. This includes the FIFA, Madden, NHL, and NBA Live franchises.
FIFA 17 will use the Frostbite engine when it comes out later this year. Madden 17, NHL 17 and NBA Live 17 will still utilize the Ignite engine and will be changing in the near future. It’s highly likely those game franchises will transition as early as next year.
The first sports game to actually use Frostbite was last year’s release of Rory McIlroy PGA Tour. Not to mention many other EA games use it such as Star Wars: Battlefront, the Battlefield franchise and more. The game engine has been praised for its realistic-like visuals and more.
We will have to see how pretty FIFA 17 looks when EA showcases it later this month during the EA Play event. The game will be competing against PES 2017 as that game uses the Fox Engine.