Battlefield 4 Beta Requires 64-bit Operating System to Run

32-bit systems are not supported in the beta for DICE’s upcoming FPS, Battlefield 4.

The PC beta for Battlefield 4 will, interestingly enough, require a 64-bit processor in order to run. That means that unless you're running the game on Windows 7 or Windows 8 64-bit, you won't be able to participate in the beta, as it doesn't come with 32-bit support for whatever reason.

DICE's Technical Director Johan "Repi" Andersson confirmed the detail on Twitter after several users brought the question to his attention.

In addition to confirming the detail, Repi added that the beta only has a native 64-bit executable (x64) and not a 32-bit one. The full retail game is expected to support 32-bit operating systems, however.

With next-gen around the corner, it's easy to see why developers like DICE are utilizing newer (DX11) technology instead of falling back on DX9.