PopCap working with Frostbite 2 engine

PopCap is seeking an engineer with Frostbite 2 experience, seemingly the next step of its rumored plans for a Plants vs Zombies multiplayer shooter.

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The Frostbite 2 engine gained a strong reputation for realism after it was used in Battlefield 3, and started branching into other genres, such as EA's racing titles. But we might see what it does with a completely different art style too, under the care of PopCap.

A job listing dug up by Superannuation asks for a software engineer with Frostbite 2 experience to work at PopCap. The project is called a "AAA console title" and specifically mentions experience working on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Signs point to this being related to the unconfirmed Plants vs Zombies shooter that we heard about in August. It makes sense for EA to use its proprietary engine and show off its flexibility to boot, but Frostbite 2 wouldn't have been our first guess for the backbone of a cartoon art style.

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    December 7, 2012 9:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, PopCap working with Frostbite 2 engine.

    PopCap is seeking an engineer with Frostbite 2 experience, seemingly the next step of its rumored plans for a Plants vs Zombies multiplayer shooter.

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      December 7, 2012 11:01 AM

      Uhhhh this reads like an onion article. Popcap making a PVS FPS with frostbite?

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      December 7, 2012 11:31 AM

      Kind of curious why a company specializing in 2D flash/ios games would want a 3d high-end game engine. I wonder if they are going to be the mobile arm for EA similar to what they already do for MMO/RPG games with bioware.

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      December 7, 2012 11:40 AM

      plants vs zombies with destructable environments!

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      December 7, 2012 11:47 AM

      what.

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      December 7, 2012 11:49 AM

      hmm interesting....

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      December 7, 2012 11:50 AM

      hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. yes. yes.

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      December 7, 2012 11:51 AM

      Plants vs Zombies what

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      December 7, 2012 11:51 AM

      oh April 1st I hate you on the int... what?

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      December 7, 2012 11:51 AM

      I.... might want to play this.

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      December 7, 2012 11:55 AM

      Well, this will be something!

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      December 7, 2012 11:57 AM

      I read the first line of the post and immediately thought to make a joke about it being PvZ2. Then I read the second line.

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      December 7, 2012 12:09 PM

      PopCap is making a terrible mistake.

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        December 7, 2012 1:10 PM

        It will either be absolutely horrible or completely brilliant, there is no possible inbetween.

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      December 7, 2012 1:43 PM

      Hopefully Jeff Green can liveblog this when they finally reveal it.

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      December 7, 2012 2:03 PM

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