Dynamic weather, completely destructible environment, in addition a generally very impressive optics – who takes a look at gameplay scenes from Battlefield 1 . could come up with the idea that in the fall a title is in the house, which will bring even current hardware to its limit and beyond. But if you believe the guys from the well-known “Digital Foundry” Youtube channel, then halfway up-to-date hardware will be enough. At DICE you could play the current version and deal with the technology.
Of course, the PCs available for the game session were again equipped with the latest i7 processors and a Nivia GTX 1080. However, Battlefield 1 could hardly really push the limits of the hardware: even with ultra-details and 5K resolution, everything – destruction, vehicles and 64 players … – was running at just 25-30 frames per second, which was still just playable. Once the resolution was limited to 4K, there was twice the image refresh rate of 50 to 60 frames per second.
This beats Battlefield 1 – which is likely to have one or the other optimization and also get adapted drivers … – similar to Star Wars Battlefront. So, as long as you go by these values and experiences, you do not have to worry much about playing Battlefield 4 and Star Wars Battlefront well. DICE seems to have a good grip on the FrostBite engine and strive for comparable system requirements, like other games with the same engine – no wonder, of course, considering the consoles as a limiting factor. Other clues will be the beta and official system requirements.