DICE and EA have released the minimum and recommended PC requirements for November’s Battlefield 4. They’re interesting in that they recommend a 64-bit version of Windows 8. Yeah, Windows 8 – is there anyone on the planet who actually likes Windows 8? While some may raise a confused eyebrow at the mention of Microsoft’s latest OS being the recommended version for Battlefield 4, the reason is pretty obvious: DirectX 11.1, which is exclusive to that tiled monstrosity that’s slowly being forced onto PC users everywhere.
According to DICE’s technical director Johan Andersson, the latest version of the Frostbite Engine will make full use of DX 11.1 with specific reference to CPU customisation. Consequently, a 64-bit version of Windows 8 is the recommended OS, but the game will obviously run on Windows 7 and Vista; no XP support though.
After the jump you can find the minimum requirements. They’re actually not too bad to be honest. Hopefully you have at least 4GB or system memory and another 512MB of graphics memory ready to go – if not, it’s time to upgrade my friend! That or, you know, just play the game on console. Oh no he did’n!