DICE rendering architect Johan Andersson has laid down the law regarding Battlefield 3's system requirements, and those final pockets of Windows XP resistance are faced with an ultimatum: upgrade, or forget about playing one of the biggest shooters of the decade.
According to Andersson, the series's new engine is heavily reliant on newer tech.
"Frostbite 2 is primarily developed for DX11. XP & DX9 is _not_ supported, 64-bit OS is recommended," he tweeted.
This bald statement of fact confirms rumours from way back in 2007, when the prospect of dropping XP seemed much more onerous.
Battlefield 3 is expected whenever the notoriously perfectionist DICE think its finished with it, although EA is aiming for the third or fourth quarter this year.
Thanks, Blues News.