of plans for more upcoming games that will support the advanced
Mantle API support in the AMD Radeon R9 series of graphics cards (thanks
). Most of the items are over a month old, but they have news from E3
of Mantle support plans for Battlefield Hardline
, Dragon Age
, and Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
. Here's word:
- On March 19
we announced a
technology partnership that will add Mantle support to CRYENGINE® — the game
engine behind blockbuster titles like Crysis and FarCry.
- On March 20 Microsoft announced DirectX® 12, the
next major evolution of its own game API. This is terrific news because it
really draws attention to the value of low-level programming and Mantle’s
leading contribution. With DirectX 12 games still over 18 months away and no
alternatives in sight for Linux gamers, Mantle’s future looks bright.
- On April 14
we announced that the
upcoming release of Sid Meier’s Civilization®: Beyond Earth will support
Mantle. In case you’re not familiar with the series, the current iteration
is Civilization V, which, despite being nearly four years old, remains the
sixth most played game according to Steam1.
With Mantle in its arsenal,
the next installment could be even bigger.
- On April 16 we published a
giving developers and enthusiast gamers a deep, technical insight into the
technology. Have a look to find out how Mantle delivers such dramatic
- On May 1 we launched the
beta, which made Mantle available to a much
greater number and variety of game developers. That should help accelerate
the proliferation of Mantle-enabled game titles.
- On June 9 EA announced that three of its upcoming
games would support Mantle: Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age Inquisition and
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare. Each of these brings new features, maps
and gameplay to already-popular franchises. If the results we saw with
Mantle in Battlefield 4 are anything to go by, these games should absolutely
fly on AMD Radeon™ hardware.