If you've been debating on whether or not to pick up Windows 8, or whether you should go 32- or 64-bit when you do, here's some information that might make that decision easier.
According to Johan Andersson, a Rendering Artist working on the Frostbite game engine, has revealed that, in the future, EA will have games that require a 64-bit version of Windows to run. His exact words came via Twitter, where he said...
Right now, the amount of folks who run a 32-bit version of Windows is relatively comparable to those who run a 64-bit version of the OS. But that still means that quite a large percentage of users will have no other choice but to purchase a new version of Windows in order to enjoy future titles, which very well may include the next generation of Battlefield, Medal of Honor, Need for Speed and perhaps even that sequel to Mirror's Edge that DICE won't talk about.
EA hasn't directly responded to this, so we'll be sure to update if we hear anything further, but as things stand, it might not be a bad idea to start looking at 64-bit versions of Windows if you plan on playing games on your PC in the future.