If you aren’t running a 64-bit OS you will have no games to play on your PC next year. Well, not really no games to play but you will certainly be missing out on some of the latest offerings from EA as all new games coming out in 2013 running on DICE’s Frostbite 2 engine will require a 64-bit operating system to run. Frostbite 2 powered the assault on PC hardware last year in Battlefield 3 and judging by the visuals its easy to see why more power might be required for future titles. Frostbite 2 dev Johan Andersson broke the news to gamers, saying the following.
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.”
In a a recent survey performed by Steam found that only 53% of gamers are running 64 bit systems so that’s a lot of upgrades that need to be done going into 2013. The Frostbite 2 engine is certainly up there as one of the best looking around, so it will be money well spent to treat your eyes to some of the highly detailed goodness that is to come in 2013.
Source : kotaku.com