If you are still running a PC that is using a 32-bit based operating system, you might want to consider upgrading sooner rather than later to run some upcoming PC games. In a new Twitter message (via VG247.com), Digital Illusions' team member Johan Anderson said that upcoming games that will use the developer's Frostbite 2 graphics engine will need something with a little more kick on the PC.
The message states:
We'll have Frostbite-powered games in 2013 that will _require_ a 64-bit OS. If you are on 32-bit, great opportunity to upgrade to Windows 8.
Frostbite 2 was first used in DICE's Battlefield 3 and also in Need for Speed: The Run, both published by Electronic Arts. It will be used again this fall in EA's first person shooter Medal of Honor Warfighter. So far, the only game that will use the Frostbite 2 graphics engine that has been officially announced for 2013 is Command and Conquer Generals 2, the RTS sequel that's being developed exclusively for the PC by BioWare's Victory Games division.
Nothing has been shown of Command and Conquer: Generals 2 since it was first announced back in December 2011. However, there are rumors that a number of other EA games that have not yet been officially announced will also employ Frostbite 2.