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EA: Frostbite 3 not exclusively optimised for AMD with Battlefield 4

Posted: 19.06.2013 by Technet2k

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Just because EA and AMD are all chummy doesn't mean that other parties are getting the cold shoulder. Frostbite 3 was shown off with optimisations for AMD hardware, but that's just to prove day one support.

DICE doesn't operate a "partnership with AMD specifically" with Battlefield 4, but for the purpose of optimising the tech for AMD gamers. Nvidia nor Intel are being side-lined with Frostbite 3.

Select players sent "highly tech-focused" alpha invite to Battlefield 4

Posted: 17.06.2013 by Technet2k

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It's stress test time for Battlefield 4 as DICE send out a number of alpha invite emails to select players. The purpose is to put their server infrastructure through the wringer, and not to test gameplay exactly.

In fact a lot of texture will be pure white, except for soldiers and vehicles. DICE also warn alpha testers of "potentially choppy" frame rates. Also expect lag and downtime as routine.

E3 2013: DICE exec states Bad Company 3 is "still out there"

Posted: 15.06.2013 by JonahFalcon

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It seems that DICE has abandoned the Battlefield: Bad Company series, as the studio is busy with three major projects including Battlefield 4 (and its downloadable content), Mirror's Edge 2 and Star Wars: Battlefront. Executive producer Patrick Bach claims, however, Bad Company has not been forgotten. It's just not being developed right now.

Danger Close "doesn't exist anymore," says EA

Posted: 14.06.2013 by Technet2k

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EA has confirmed, through the vocal box of executive Patrick Soderlund, that Medal of Honor revival developer Danger Close has had the letter 'd' added for 'Danger Closed'. The studio is no more.

Instead the bulk of the workforce has been conscripted for the new DICE LA studio, which is currently tasked with supporting DICE's Stockholm talent with various projects.

E3 2013: AMD gives specs for Battlefield 4 PCs running at E3

Posted: 13.06.2013 by Technet2k

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What kind of hardware lies inside the PCs at this year's E3 to run DICE's Battlefield 4? What could possibly handle all that 'Levolution' and Commandering? Well, AMD has been kind enough to spill the beans.

Apparently the PC rigs are running two 7970s in Crossfire, with a AMD FX-8350 processor. That means all that skyscraper toppling is ready to go on today's affordable high-end machines.