Thanks to the PC-like architecture found in next-gen consoles, the PC version of Battlefield 4 will come already optimized for AMD chips. DICE stated that since AMD chips are found in next gen systems, they will be able to optimize the PC version for AMD support. According to a report from IGN, DICE and AMD were able to establish a relationship in order to fully maximize the capabilities of the chips.
“It makes sense that game developers would focus on AMD hardware with AMD hardware being the backbone of the next console generation,” the company said. There were a few reports of an exclusivity deal between the two companies, but EA and AMD quickly shot those rumors down.
“At this time, though, our relationship with DICE and EA is exclusively focused on Battlefield 4 and its performance optimizations for AMD CPUs, GPUs and APUs. Additionally, the AMD Gaming Evolved program undertakes no efforts to prevent our competition from optimizing for games before their release,” AMD said.
“DICE has a partnership with AMD specifically for Battlefield 4 on PC to showcase and optimize the game for AMD hardware,” an EA representative added.
Battlefield 4 is due on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 at the end of October and early November, with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release dates coming along with the consoles.