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Old Apr 11, 2013, 12:35 AM   #51
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Not to shoot your hopes down, but battlefield is not the only franchise DICE develops.
The job mission, as described, is to port Frostbite to OSX. Wikipedia tells me that among the DICE games using Frostbite, there's only Battlefield and MOH.
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Old Apr 11, 2013, 09:20 AM   #52
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The job mission, as described, is to port Frostbite to OSX. Wikipedia tells me that among the DICE games using Frostbite, there's only Battlefield and MOH.
That is a fair argument to make. But I still believe that a battlefield port for Mac is still unlikely. If at anything, I believe it will be focused more on future cross-platform develoopment on the more casual gaming segment.

As you have said, the job is to port the engine, not games. Engine develpment is different from game port and development.

Dice may simply produce the ported engine, deliver to other studios and provide other assistance during their development and/or deployment.

"work closely with game team customers" sound like engine deployment for third parties, not Dice itself. Dice has a strong stance with the Battlefield franchise, it is just that I see (and quite certain that they too,) no merit for delivering Battlefield franchise to OSX users. I mean, there are so few machines (Mac based) that will actually run the thing properly, and fewer users who would wait for it to be released for OS X. Most people would already have gotten Bootcamp installations.

No one knows for sure what this development is about, but that's my view.
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Porting Forstbite to openGL/OSX is certainly no easy task. Once done, I suppose making a particular game work on OS X should be much easier. So why not take the opportunity to get Mac gamers' money ?
Also, EA's involvement in Mac gaming seems to have increased lately (Origin for Mac, native port of SimCity), so it appears EA wants to deliver Mac versions of some of their major games.
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Old Apr 11, 2013, 02:30 PM   #54
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Dang!

I misread the title! I thought you said Battlefront 3 and 4 are coming to the Mac. (From what I've read Battlefront 3 isn't coming to any platform.)
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Old Oct 26, 2013, 09:41 AM   #55
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Looks like this isnt happening with Battlefield 4 like 5 days away.... Ohwell.
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