Battlefield 4 is said to be included in an AMD bundle, and is set to become a showcase for the company’s components. The deal has reportedly cost AMD between $5-$8 million.
We reported on a previous Battlefield 4-AMD optimisation deal here, but there was no price-tag at the time. Regardless, it’s clear that both EA and AMD have been talking, and it should also be noted that PCs aside, PS4 and Xbox One both play home to AMD components.
Now, Fudzilla reports that a new deal between both parties will see Battlefield 4 given away with selected AMD cards via exclusive partners. It is said to have cost AMD between $5-8 million.
The site adds that this deal also allows DICE early access to AMD’s new Mantle tech. It’s an AMD API that is poised to challenge both OpenGL and DirectX in the market. DICE is looking to bring Mantle support to Battlefield 4 in an update this December, although a specific date has not been set. The tech is said to be faster and offer enhancements not seen in any revisions of DirectX to date.
AMD will reportedly use Battlefield 4 to showcase its new tech as part of the deal.
We’ll have more on this as it comes, but for now, what do you think?