If you’re playing Frontier Developments’ Elite: Dangerous on a PC that’s behind the power curve, you’re going to be passed by soon. David Braben, CEO and founder of Frontier, warned players that the studio will likely be dropping support for 32-bit systems and graphic cards still using DirectX 10. According to Braben, their data shows that very few players of Elite: Dangerous would be negatively impacted by the shift to higher-end systems.
Well, for one thing, that was over a year ago. Plenty of people will have upgraded some or all of their system in that time. But for another, they may not have realized at the time that it would be a problem for future development.
You could already run it with Windows XP 64-bit edition (basically Server 2003 64-bit) that came out in 2005 I believe, been waiting 10+ years for the majority of new titles to be 64-bit instead of 32-bit.
I think they demoed 64-bit Unreal Tournament back in 2003 on Itanium XP-64bit.
Was really surprised Elite was 32-bit back when I bought it and couldn’t understand why they would limit themselves in that way.