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DICE has pushed out another update for the PC version of Battlefield 3. This latest update introduces stereoscopic 3D to the recently released military shooter.
"We have added support for Stereoscopic 3D in the Frostbite 2 engine by rendering each frame twice (once for each eye)," said DICE. "This gives us full control of how our game looks in 3D, and lets us create an even more visceral experience for the player."
The catch is that 3D might tax your system. It's a valid concern, considering that the game already requires a pretty powerful rig. You might have to make some compromises.
"Rendering each frame twice is quite performance heavy, though, so take that into consideration if you want to play with Stereoscopic 3D enabled. 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."
If you've got an GeForce GPU, head to NVIDIA's website to find out whether your video card and monitor support NVIDIA 3D Vision. AMD video card owners should head here. If you're not 3D ready, those links provide you with a list of GPUs and displays that support the feature.
You'll be prompted to download the update when you log into Origin.