We have some interesting news for PC gamers now, especially for those that are currently thinking of upgrading to a new graphics card in 2013. You may want to hold off on that decision for now, as AMD has revealed that they will be offering a free copy of Battlefield 4, with the purchase of one of their future graphics cards.
For those that have purchased an AMD graphics card recently, you should already be familiar with AMD’s running Never Settle Campaign, which has already proved to be a popular success with fans. At the moment, if you pick up an AMD Radeon HD graphics card between the 7800 and 7900 series, you’ll be able to pick up games such as Sleeping Dogs, Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider as an incentive bonus.
The recently released Sim City will soon be joining that list as well, but Battlefield 4 powered by the Frostbite 3 engine is surely going to be the icing on the cake. AMD hasn’t said when the offer will commence, or more importantly – which specific graphics card that consumers will need to purchase to be eligible for the offer.
Having said that, we can confirm that the amazing 17 minute Battlefield 4 footage on PC was powered by an AMD Radeon HD 7990 graphics card, so it could be the only card that is needed to get a free copy of the upcoming game – although AMD will obviously make this clearer closer to release.
A free copy of Battlefield 4 may sound like a great incentive, but if the Radeon HD 7990 GPU is needed, expect to pay around $1000 for one so it will not be cheap at all. If you regularly update your PC hardware, let us know your thoughts on this promotion from AMD.
Will any of you be taking AMD up on their offer, or does it often involve very high costs that isn’t worth it just for a free game?