EA had originally expressed a lack of interest in VR, citing the limited size of the market as the biggest reason behind its reluctance to support the technology. However, it now appears that the publisher is willing to change its stance. DICE’s techical director Frostbite, Johan Andersson, has just announced that the studio is now building a small and collaborative VR team for the Frostbite engine in Stockholm.
Andersson’s announcement came via a tweet on his Twitter profile, which can be seen below.
We're building a small & collaborative VR team in Frostbite here in Stockholm, creative & tech roles open: https://t.co/F5DM1gsLsJ
— Johan Andersson (@repi) December 4, 2015
DICE is also hiring fresh talent for this studio, with the aim of delivering Virtual Reality experiences through its Frostbite engine. The studio is looking for both creative and technical roles. Those who are interested may apply at the link provided in the tweet.
At this point, it’s unknown whether this VR team will develop brand new experiences based around the technology, or if it is looking to build VR support into existing and future titles that run on the Frostbite engine.
The thought of potentially being able to play the forthcoming Mirror’s Edge in VR certainly has us very excited. In the comments below, let us know what EA/Frostbite games you’d like to experience in VR.