As you might know, Battlefield 3 won’t support Windows XP. The Frostbite engine 2.0 requires DirectX10 or higher. The new engine is quite impressive. Here’s a preview trailer of the new Battlefield 3 engine.
So, if you are still using Windows XP, it’s time to upgrade to Windows 7. I’ll be on the lookout for some upgrade deals and will keep you posted.
Frostbite Engine 2.0 Demo
Buildings in Battlefield 3 could possibly be destroyable, which would be pretty awesome. I still remember the first game that allowed us to destroy the area (Red Faction) and that was a lot of fun back then.
Also, Battlefield 3 might feature some darker maps that play during nightime. Will we have nightvision then?
At the very least, we will have some amazing lightning effects in Battlefield 3 and a lot more realistic graphics. After all, lightning is still the “bottleneck” of graphics. When I take a look at a CG photo I can usually identifiy it as one because of the lightning (although it get’s complicated with HDR CG phots). So, it will be pretty interesting to see the engine in action.