While it wasn't exactly a super secret, EA has yet to officially announce that DICE is working on the next installment in the Battlefield franchise. Not many details have been revealed but DICE dev Johan Andersson revealed a little while back that the new Frostbite 2 engine will be DirectX11 focused, with DX10 compatibility, but since WinXP is DX9, the aging OS will not be supported.
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Microsoft announced at the 2008 International CES the addition of new titles to the Games for Windows portfolio. Games for Windows drove the PC gaming category in 2007 with some of the most popular Windows-based games available, and will continue the momentum for Windows-based gaming in 2008.
Initial sales figures from Microsoft show its new Windows Vista operating system made a splash in its debut. In the first month of Windows Vista’s general availability, sales exceeded 20 million licenses, more than doubling the initial pace of sales for its predecessor, Windows XP.
On Wednesday Apple unveiled new software that allows Intel-based Macs to run Microsoft's Windows XP software. The computer maker said its new "Boot Camp" software is available as a download beginning Wednesday. It allows users with a Windows XP installation disc to install Microsoft's OS on an Intel-based Mac computer.
Matrix Games announced its plans for the recently acquired publishing right for the Operational Art of War series as it has reached an agreement with the original designer and developer of The Operational Art of War, Norm Koger, to assist in updating the most recent version of the engine to assure full compatibility with the latest WinXP systems.
Futuremark Corporation announced today that its Windows XP Game Advisor has been launched by Microsoft on the Windows XP website. The tool helps Windows XP users determine which games will run on their PC, and then select the perfect game for themselves, family or friends.
Today Microsoft Corp. ignites the Windows gaming world with a trio of new tools and content just for Windows XP, the best version ever of Windows for PC gamers. Microsoft Windows XP users can now complete their holiday gift list with the Windows XP Game Advisor, a new Web-based tool that sorts through a variety of genres and age-group choices to present the best matches for them from more than 100 of the hottest titles available for Windows today. Gaming enthusiasts will enjoy Windows XP Extras, a free collection of cool downloadable game add-ons from publishers of some of the season's hottest games including "TRON 2.0" from Buena Vista Interactive, "FINAL FANTASY XI" from Square Enix, and the much-anticipated "Half-Life 2" from Valve.
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