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Battlefield 3 on PC receiving "special effort"

Battlefield 3 on PC gets some special love, also does not support Windows XP

By Anthony Garreffa on Jan 5, 2011 06:20 pm CST - 1 min, 5 secs reading time

Some more details of Battlefield 3 on PC are emerging and it is becoming quite the love fest for PC gamers. Lead Designer at DICE, David Goldfarb, is laying rumors to rest of Battlefield 3 being a console port.


He says that while the game is not an exclusive to PC, the PC version is getting 'extra attention'. Battlefield 3 is designed to run with DirectX 11 and will not work on Windows XP at all - while this is not new as there are some games that already won't work on XP, it's a step in the right direction.

Goldfarb also responded to questions on Twitter, talking about BF3 on PC he said "will not be exclusive. We are putting special effort into the pc version, even for us, it's extraordinary." Johann Andersson, another DICE developer, also chimed in with some details on system specs that are required to run the game.

He said, "Frostbite 2 is primarily developed for DX11. XP & DX9 is _not_ supported, 64-bit OS is recommended. Lots of time to upgrade if you havent!" So if you haven't upgraded to the world of Windows 7 or DX11, I'd suggest you do so. These days the upgrades are not expensive and the performance benefits are definitely worth it for games like BF:BC2 and the upcoming BF3!

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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