Till now, DICE has usually partnered with AMD when it comes to optimizing their games, or they have been neutral in the NVIDIA-AMD GPU battle. Now it seems that the momentum has shifted in team green’s favor. NVIDIA announced yesterday that Battlefield 5 will be a GeForce partner title, optimized for GeForce GTX graphics cards and NVIDIA specific enhancements.
So what are the possible implications of this tie-up? While the chances of an unoptimized games are practically nil, Battlefield 5 will definitely run better on NVIDIA GeForce cards and will also feature NVIDIA gameworks features, in addition to Ansel and other enhancements. As per the NVIDIA blogpost, GeForce Experience will deliver Game Ready drivers, Optimal Playable settings, and other NVIDIA-platform features for Battlefield V. In addition, we are working on integrating cutting-edge technologies, optimizing performance, and creating the definitive PC experience.
“With Battlefield V, we wanted to align with a partner who shares our passion for PC gaming,” said Andreas Morell, Sr. Producer at DICE. “By combining our talented development team with NVIDIA’s advanced gaming technologies and robust GeForce PC gaming platform, we’re creating the most physical, immersive, and visually-striking way to experience Battlefield V.”
Obviously this is bad news for AMD who seem to be losing partners on the GPU side, although their Bethesda partnership looks to be going smoothly. However, even if you have an AMD Radeon GPU, I wouldn’t worry as DICE isn’t known for messing up games like Battlefield on PC. Battlefield 5 sends the franchise to the 2nd World War and is set to release on October 19th this year.