It’s no secret that EA’s primary engine, Frostbite 3, is running on iOS. In fact, the Battlefield 4 Commander app runs on it. However, DICE piqued our interest today when it announced that parts of Battlefield 4 are running on iOS right now.
The project is still early and very much a tech demo. Kristoffer Benjaminsson, product owner for mobile at Frostbite, says that Apple’s new Metal graphics API has made it possible to retain the lighting, destructibility, and number of objects on screen.
There’s no guarantee that Battlefield 4 (or subsequent titles) will ever see an iOS release. However, this work could result in other ambitious Frostbite titles arriving on iPad.