EA Ignite Engine Allows for “Investing In a Single Code Base”

Now, several features can be accessed by other franchises like Madden.

Posted By | On 26th, Aug. 2013

UFC_Ignite Engine
The true value of EA’s new Ignite Engine isn’t just in its next-gen aspirations but in that it allows for EA Sports to access the same set of features across multiple games, according to EA Sports executive vice-president Andrew Wilson.

Speaking to IGN, Wilson stated that, “We actually shared a fair bit of technology overall across our sports portfolio. However, the versions of each technology and the investment that was being made for that technology was somewhat disparate across the various franchises.

“So FIFA could build something into physics, but Madden would never get it – because they were on a different branch of that particular code base. What we did this time [with Ignite] wasn’t so much about getting a single engine – although that is what has facilitated the fundamental shift we’re about to embark on – it’s we’re all investing in a single code base.

“So when you think about the multiplier effect you’re going to get in year two or three of five or six or seven different game teams, all investing and innovating on a single code base, and all that innovation rolling back into a single branch which they all start from the following cycle – that’s the real value of Ignite.”

The model is similar to what Frostbite 3 is currently achieving for other EA games, in fact. “Now if FIFA builds something awesome it rolls back into the mainline, and Madden gets it the very next year. If Madden does something awesome it rolls back into the mainline, and NBA Live gets it the very next year. It’s not just about the shared technology; it’s about aggregate investment in innovation now across every team that feeds back in, and that is going to be accelerated for us in year two, year three, and year four.

“I believe we’re going to see some amazing things, as a result of that. I will pit my sports teams up against any other game team in the world. I think they’re unbelievably smart and bright, and deliver great innovation. And I believe Ignite is going to harness that at a greater level than we ever have before.”

The Ignite Engine will be exclusive to PS4 and Xbox One titles and will be used in games such as UFC, Madden NFL 25 and FIFA 14.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Nightingale is Now Available in Early Access

Nightingale is Now Available in Early Access

The fantasy survival crafting title is available on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, with early planned ...

SaGa Emerald Beyond – Exploration, Combat, Glimmering and More Revealed in Extensive Gameplay

SaGa Emerald Beyond – Exploration, Combat, Glimmering and More Revealed in Extensive Gameplay

Square Enix's world-hopping role-playing game launches on April 25th for PS4, PS5, PC, Nintendo Switch, iOS an...

Nintendo Switch 2 Reveal Pushed Back to June, Another Direct Planned for April – Rumour

Nintendo Switch 2 Reveal Pushed Back to June, Another Direct Planned for April – Rumour

Additionally, an Indie World presentation is also scheduled for March, a known leaker has claimed.

Kemuri is “Semi-Open World”, Release “Just a Bit Further Down the Road,” Says Unseen Studio CEO

Kemuri is “Semi-Open World”, Release “Just a Bit Further Down the Road,” Says Unseen Studio CEO

Former Ghostwire: Tokyo director Ikumi Nakamura says the map is "kind of hard to describe" but isn't "ginormou...

Unicorn Overlord Has “the Largest Amount of Content” in a Vanillaware Game

Unicorn Overlord Has “the Largest Amount of Content” in a Vanillaware Game

Vanillaware and Atlus' tactics RPG is set to launch a little over a month from now for PlayStation, Xbox, and ...

Need for Speed Unbound is Getting Another Full Year of Post-Launch Support

Need for Speed Unbound is Getting Another Full Year of Post-Launch Support

Criterion Games' racer will receive four additional volumes of new content in its second year, it has been con...