D.I.C.E. conference coming to Europe

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has set up a European version of their annual D.I.C.E. conference, a pretty exclusive gathering for top-notch games developers, that can afford the 2000 dollar ticket. The US version always takes place in Las Vegas each February, but now there will be a conference at the Royal Park Hotel in London. Everything will go down on the 24th and 25th of September 2013. On these two days, a lot of creators will give speeches on how they create games and they will be able to sit down with some other famous developers and discuss some ideas. For more info on the D.I.C.E. summit, you can visit their website here.

Wii U won’t have Frostbite games

Frostbite 3 not on Wii U

DICE Studios has announced that they will not port their new Frostbite 3 engine to the Wii U. They say the reason for that is that it will not be a strong marketing choice and that the work they have to put in it won’t be worth the results, since Nintendo’s console isn’t very graphically powerful and therefore the engine would have to be seriously downgraded in comparison to the Xbox, PS4 and PC version. Because of this decision, the Wii U won’t have games that feature the Frostbite 3 engine, like Mass Effect 4, Battlefield 4 and Dragon Age 3 (15 games in total).  Here’s the full list games that are known to bein development or that are already released:

  • Battlefield 4
  • Dragon Age 3
  • Mass Effect 4
  • Need For Speed 2013
  • Visceral’s New IP
  • Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel
  • Plants Vs. Zombies TF2
  • Command & Conquer
  • BioWare’s New IP (possible)