PlanetSide 2 discontinues support for 32-bit client

    
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WHO WANTS TO TALK COMPUTATIONAL POWER ISSUES?!

The shift to widespread use of 64-bit operating hardware and systems is a good thing in many ways; for one thing, it means that we don’t need to hear quite as much about the Year 2038 Problem. But it does have downsides for those using older hardware, as PlanetSide 2 has demonstrated. With the game’s next update, the 32-bit client will no longer be officially supported, thus placing those on older machines out of the game.

According to the post announcing that support will be discontinued, a minority of players still use the 32-bit client, so the development team clearly feels it will have a minimal impact. Still, it means that some players will be locked out of the game. Whether or not it’s a necessary price for the ongoing march of technology is left as an exercise for the reader.

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ItsNick
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ItsNick

wtf i have a realy good pc but its 32 bit -.-

Project54
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Project54

Nordavind Project54

Haha have noticed your avatar in other comments  (long after I set that as my avatar pic I might add!). How annoying that somebody independently had the same idea. Looks like I need to find a new one :P

syberghost
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syberghost

orionite mesufesu tons. And it’s been covered here occasionally during the year or so they’ve been saying this was coming.

eLdritchMD
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eLdritchMD

I used to play PS2 on a 32 bit system and I say good riddance… the game barely runs at 20 fps on lowest settings on that sort of machine… anyone who still hasn’t upgraded their system probably quit the game already anyway.

Nordavind
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Nordavind

Project54 “I have not commented on this article yet” was my first thought. *avatar fist bump*

krieglich
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krieglich

playerxx Yep, you are. :D

darkthunder84
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darkthunder84

If there are any players currently running on 32bit hardware, in the year 2015. You people DESERVE to be left in the dust.

Sutter Cane
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Sutter Cane

playerxx orionite Yeah, I can’t reply to much anyone today.

Sutter Cane
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Sutter Cane

Polyanna LOL

Burn.

Polyanna
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Polyanna

They stopped supporting the 64-bit client about a year ago.