Slowly and gradually, it is expected that the eventual demise of Microsoft Windows XP operating system. Even the developers of PC games have slowly started to move to DirectX 11 instead of staying with Windows XP with DirectX 9. Now with the new year together, the players were thinking about whether the upcoming PC games would be compatible with Windows XP or not. There have been many rumors about whether future PC games would be exclusive or not.
DICE had clarified on July 31 that Battlefield 3 game for PC platform will not run on Windows XP and won’t support Direct 9 APIs. DICE Sweden’s rendering architect Johan Andersson had shared the update via Twitter, the micro-blogging service.
David Goldfarb, lead designer and writer at DICE for Battlefield 3, clarified via Twitter: it (BF3) will not be exclusive. We are putting special effort into the pc version, even for us, it’s extraordinary. So anticipate the game to be released for Sony PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as well.
Electronic Arts DICE Sweden studio is undertaking the development of Battlefield 3 on the Frostbite 2 engine that supports DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 APIs. Though Andersson doesn’t dismiss Windows XP as the gaming platform, it’s a gentle reminder to update your operating system with Windows 7 to enjoy the best graphics and game physics. In the Twitter update Andersson said:
“Frostbite 2 is primarily developed for DX11. XP & DX9 is _not_ supported, 64-bit OS is recommended.”
Game developer had submitted a new game engine Frostbite SIGGRAPH 2.0 percent in May 2010. Retired players use 64-bit version of Windows 7 is the 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and a powerful graphics card would be eager to get their hands on Battlefield 3 beta. But the super-perfectionist DICE takes its sweet time and publisher EA plans to release the game in the third or fourth quarter of this year.