Battlefield 4 Gives Love To Windows 8


Windows 8 has come off to a rocky start among the majority of PC gamers. This may change later this year with the release of Battlefield 4. DICE announced the upcoming FPS will use the Windows 8 exclusive DX11.1 to improve performance in the game. Perhaps this will convert some Windows 7 users. Or not.

Johan Andersson, DICE’s Frostbite Technical Director, confirmed that Battlefield 4 will use the latest API to increase performance. He said via NeoGAF:

We use DX11.1, there are some optimizations in it (constant buffer offsets, dynamic buffers as SRVs) that we got into the API that improves CPU performance in our rendering when one runs with DX11.1. This will be in BF4.

Will this be enough for you to convert to Windows 8? Or perhaps you already have it, if so good on you, you will get a performance boost in the upcoming release of Battlefield 4.

Battlefield 4 will be released October 29th in North America, and November 1st in Europe for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are also planned upon the release of the consoles.