Battlefield 4 will require 64-bit OS

It seems like the days of 32-bit computing are almost over despite the ongoing support for 32-bit programs and operating systems with Windows 7 32-bit being one example.

Johan Andersson, who is a rendering architect at DICE and working on the Frostbite 3D engine, used in the Battlefield game series, has said on Tweeter that “We’ll have Frostbite-powered games in 2013 that will require a 64-bit OS. If you are on 32-bit, great opportunity to upgrade to Windows 8.”

Battlefield Logo

So no more 32-bit gaming for gamers around the world but this is understandable, as 64-bit computing gets more and more popular. DICE has been most likely prompted to opt for 64-bit due to the increased memory requirements of its games (remember you can never go above 4 GB of RAM in 32-bit and in the real world the number is down to around 3 GB of RAM) and the desire to simplify the game codebase and the engine complexity where it won’t have to support 32-bit instructions and variables anymore.

The picture’s pretty much clear – if you are currently on 32-bit it’s not a bad idea to upgrade to 64-bit as more and more programs will require it. And you don’t want to be left behind, do you?


Source: Guru3D

Related posts

The Roccat Sova finally enters stores

The Roccat Sova finally enters stores

It is a very rare occasion to announce a product and then start selling it two years after the announcement but this is exactly what has happened to Roccat’s Sova gaming keyboard – announced back in year 2014 it is now that this keyboard has become commercially available. The main feature of...

Sanyo Introduces Two Portable Projectors for The Education Market

SANYO, one of the world's largest manufacturers of LCD and DLP projectors launches two ultra portable projectors - the PLC-XW250 and the PLC-XW200 - that offer educators outstanding cost performance with an eco stand-by power mode that uses a mere 0.4 watts and their exclusive "Easy Setup...

GE Breakthrough Validates Technology to Enable 500-Gigabyte Disc

GE Global Research, the technology development arm of the General Electric Company , today announced a major breakthrough in the development of next generation optical storage technology.

Leave a comment