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No XP Battlefield 3?

A tweet from Johan Andersson from this past summer offers a revelation not noted here at the time, as the tweet seems to confirm rumors from 2007 that the Frostbite 2.0 engine that will power the upcoming Battlefield 3 will not support Windows XP, saying: "Frostbite 2 is primarily developed for DX11. XP & DX9 is _not_ supported, 64-bit OS is recommended. Lots of time to upgrade if you haven't!" The thread about this on the Electronic Arts Forums also has comments noting this was revealed already, and there are slides in DICE's SIGGRAPH 2010 presentation indicating Frostbite 2.0 will only support DirectX 10 and DirectX 11. Thanks James via BF3Blog.

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93. Re: No XP Battlefield 3? Jan 3, 2011, 06:35 theyarecomingforyou
 
Better framerates, obviously. That's the main driving factor behind any hardware upgrade for gamers. Using Vista or 7 doesn't give you better framerates than XP so what's the point? DX10/11 don't provide meaningful visual or performance improvements so there's no obvious reason to update
That statement is factually wrong. There are plenty of benchmarks out there that show DX10/11 to have better performance than DX9, with BattleForge and Civilization V being good examples.

Such as? Remember how Crysis had a bunch of effects "exclusive" to DX10 until somebody edited the cfg files and made the effects work in DX9?
You're deliberately conflating two separate issues in order to support your flawed argument. Crytek decided to impose artificial restrictions in order to justify the hype they had created around Crysis. However, that does not invalidate the entire DX10 specification.

The reality is that Vista and Win7 account for 70% of gaming computers, with XP making up less than 25%. Of that 25% there will be a large number of people that aren't interested in the latest games and don't have suitable hardware. DICE has obviously weighed up the options and decided that the additional development costs and technical restrictions imposed by supporting XP are not worth the additional revenue that that support would generate. This is a business decision.
 
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