EverQuest Next Requires 64-bit OS

Dave Georgeson tweets a "news flash" that SOE's upcoming MMORPG remake EverQuest Next will not support 32-bit operating systems: "Another News Flash: Landmark is going to have to be a 64-bit OS game *only*. We are going to be unable to support 32-bit OS as we had hoped." Thanks GameInformer.
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Rigs wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 11:39:

Holy shit, nin, we touch a nerve or something?

I have to raise my hand on the 'no one uses Win7/x86' thing, though. I absolutely do use it, and often. Some of my systems here at home don't have over 4gb of RAM and really are just upgraded from XP recently anyway. Plus, while the system may have newer parts inside, the peripherals that are hooked to it are older (printers, scanners, webcams) and as such, I can't find x64 drivers for some of them. In addition, some apps and games that the family uses (who aren't 'hardcore') have troubles with Win7/x64 that I'd rather not have to deal with, so it's easier to install 32-bit Win7 when upgrading them from XP (after prying said OS out of their unwilling hands)...

=-Rigs-=

What the fuck? I wasn't even aware it was possible to write a driver for the new Vista/7 driver model that didn't work with x64... I was under the impression it was unified. I've never had to work on drivers though so maybe I'm just being ignorant.

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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 12:05:

What the horse shit? 3Mbit? Rofl, I haven't been keeping up to date on EQN news... that pretty much makes this game unplayable for me(and most people in the US?) because of ISP monthly bandwidth caps.

Sigh, oh well. It's probably not going to be anything special anyway. *Sour Grapes*

Err what? 3Mbit is probably just an upper requirement for initial loads, I highly doubt it's actively streaming at that rate the entire time.

If it's anything like Minecraft, then you'll be chugging bandwidth while you load new areas and explore, but just standing around on your claim of land or mining you won't be using a lot. The 3Mbit is probably what they think you'll need to avoid traveling faster than your PC can load new terrain.
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