by Anton Shilov
08/07/2013 | 11:25 PM
A high-ranking executive from Advanced Micro Devices has revealed the official name of the next-generation Never Settle bundles as well as the launch dates. What the representative did not reveal is which games will be included and which graphics cards will actually participate in the new campaign.
“It is coming in August, and it will be called Never Settle Forever. I cannot yet tell you what the games are. […] Well, the obvious one is Battlefield 4. We are doing some stunning things with that,” said Roy Taylor, vice president of channel sales, in an interview with VR-Zone web-site.
According to slide that resembles those from AMD’s presentations, which was published last month, AMD plans to bundle Battlefield 4, Company of Heroes 2, Grid 2, Lost Planet 3, Raven’s Cry, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Total War: Rome II and Watch Dogs with its graphics cards starting this August. While exact terms of the Never Settle Forever deals is to be determined, the list looks nothing but impressive.
Even though free games with the purchase of a graphics card are a significant advantage, they will hardly catalyze significant amount of people to buy current-generation graphics solutions. As a result, the success of AMD’s graphics business unit will depend not only on game bundles, but on availability of new-generation products.
At present it is expected that AMD will introduce its all-new high-end Radeon HD graphics cards code-named Sea Island this Fall. What is unclear is whether AMD also plans to offer something new on the market of performance and mainstream graphics solutions.