Battlefield 3 Gets 3D Update

DICE has released a new patch for the PC version of Battlefield 3 that adds stereoscopic 3D. According to the developer:

“We have added support for Stereoscopic 3D in the Frostbite 2 engine by rendering each frame twice (once for each eye). This gives us full control of how our game looks in 3D, and lets us create an even more visceral experience for the player.”

Needless to say, 3D eats memory:

“Rendering each frame twice is quite performance heavy, though, so take that into consideration if you want to play with Stereoscopic 3D enabled,” DICE advised, “To improve performance, you may want to reduce graphics quality or resolution compared to what you normally would use when playing without Stereoscopic 3D. Using a multi GPU setup will also improve performance, as each GPU can share the work load.”

To check to see if your rig and monitor can handle 3D, check out nVidia’s site here for their cards, and for AMD, here.

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