Sweden-based DICE game studio, owned by EA and known for high-end console and PC games like Mirror’s Edge and BattleField, recently posted a job advertisement for a Mac OS X Engineer to work on the company’s Frostbite gaming engine.
Here’s hoping that as many EA games as use the Frostbite engine will come to Mac OS X in the coming years.
The Frostbite engine was developed by EA’s Digital Illusions CE (DICE), which also created the Battlefield series. The engine is currently used on Windows, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and Xbox 360 gaming platforms. While it was originally created for first-person-shooter (FPS) games, it has been adapted to power racing and real-time strategy (RTS) games for a number of EA titles and studios.
The job posting is fairly unequivocal in what it’s looking for and why, saying:
Frostbite is looking for developers who want to join us in taking our engine to the next level. You will be part of a team focusing on bringing Frostbite to Mac and work closely with game team customers and the Frostbite team to deliver an engine as great on OS X as it is on Windows and traditional console platforms.
The listing asks for 5 or more years of software engineering, with a focus on OS X, Open GL rendering programming experience, and knowledge of porting Windows games to Mac OS X.
While we can conjecture all day about what games might be coming to Mac as a result of such a hire, that would be irresponsible of us. However, should EA decide to bring Dragon Age III: Inquisition, already scheduled for late 2013, to the Mac, none of us here would complain.