Madden NFL 18 Ditching Ignite Engine and Turning to the Frostbite Engine

Madden NFL 18 Will Go With Frostbite

Earlier today, EA Sports revealed that Tom Brady will soon stand alone as the only quarterback to ever win five Super Bowls, as the prediction calls for the New England Patriots to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 27 – 24 in Houston. Brady is also expected to once again earn Super Bowl MVP honors, making him the most decorated player in Super Bowl history. Today, we also learned an interesting little nugget regarding what engine Madden NFL 18 will use.

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During the recent Electronic Arts Q3 2017 earnings conference call, it was announced that Madden NFL 18 will make a significant transition. The Frostbite Engine, which is used in games like Battlefield 1 and Star Wars: Battlefront, will be the new graphical engine used by Madden going forward.

It appears EA is ditching the Ignite Engine and will be going with an engine that allows better detail, especially when it comes to physics. FIFA 17 used this same engine and so has Rory McIllroy PGA Tour. There is a lot of potential to be unlocked using Frostbite.

“Our Madden NFL franchise will transition to the Frostbite engine with Madden NFL 18, unlocking major visual advancements and new gameplay experiences that will excite dedicated Madden players, football fans, and sports fans overall.”

We are also hearing reports EA Sports NHL franchise will soon turn to the Frostbite engine. Did EA believe that they had exhausted all they could from their Ignite Engine or is it simply a failure? Or perhaps it isn’t capable of performing well on the Xbox Scorpio. Either way, for those who complain that these sports games never feel different will be in for a change with the inclusion of the Frostbite engine.