AMD announced that Electronic Arts will support Mantle in three new games: Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. These join a catalogue of more than 40 games that now support AMD's graphics API. All three of these games are powered by DICE's Frostbite 3 engine.
Mantle is a relatively new graphics API from AMD. It is designed to give programmers lower-level access to the CPU and allowing them to perform up to nine times the number of draw calls per second than DirectX and Open GL. Interestingly enough, NVIDIA has already managed to match that performance gain using traditional driver optimizations.
The latest title from the Battlefield series, Battlefield Hardline follows Nick Mendoza's journey on a cross-country vendetta against once-trusted colleagues of the force.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is the newest entry from the classic series from BioWare. In this outing, legendary heroes look to restore order as you lead the Inquisition and hunt down the agents of chaos. BioWare's latest action-adventure delivers an unparalleled story set in a vast, changeable landscape. Explore hidden caves, defeat truly monumental creatures, and shape the world around you based on your unique play style.
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare digs into the trenches with an explosive new Co-op and Multiplayer action experience. Blast zombies and plants across a mine-blowing world that delivers the depth of a traditional online shooter blended with the refreshing humor of Plants vs. Zombies. Powered by the advanced Frostbite 3 engine, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare delivers an explosive new action experience in a massive, three-dimensional world, blooming with color and combat.
"With more than 50 active developers now supporting Mantle, we're excited to see how quickly our team's vision has come to a critical mass," said Ritche Corpus, director of ISV gaming and alliances, AMD. "We launched our Mantle API with EA's Battlefield 4, and to see it expanding into more blockbuster titles from EA is very exciting."