New sports-specific engine is the result of shared internal tech
EA has unveiled a new game engine for use in its next-gen sports titles, including FIFA and Madden.
The new Ignite Engine will power all of EA Sports games on next generation consoles, it was revealed today during Microsoft’s Xbox One press conference.
Games in development for Xbox One using Ignite include FIFA, Madden, UFC and NBA Live – the latter is returning are a hiatus of two years.
The engine is said to give ten times more animation, depth and detail to games.
Speaking to GameTrailers, EA Sports, VP of EA Sports Andrew Wilson said the Ignite Engine “blurs a line between real and virtual, never before will you have had that experience on a console.”
Wilson added the engine is a collection of technologies that form an EA Sport engine that will drive all of their sports titles going forward.
Wilson said it bares some similarity to the Forstbite Engine, crated by EA’s Swedish studio, DICE, but added that its focus has been specifically tailored towards sports.
“Our focus is on animate, on locomotion and on getting 22 or more character on screen at a time,” he said.