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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition system requirements revealed in Windows store leak

Gears of War Ultimate Edition

Late last night, a version of the Windows store page for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on PC went live. It was quickly taken down, but not before a few keen eyes had taken screenshots of the various bits of information. This included some system requirements, some of which look real, others perhaps not, along with a definitely temporary pricetag of £774.99. Take a pinch of salt and let’s have a look.

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Because it’s a brave new world, there are three distinct system recs: minimum, recommended and recommended for 4K. That it supports 4K is good news, though every version of the game will require a DirectX 12 compatible graphics card, and obviously an OS capable of running it. Here’s the layout, from Windows Central:

Recs for 1080p:

  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10 – version 1511
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 @3.5GHz+ or AMD FX 8-core
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM (4 GB VRAM)
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon R9 290X
  • Hard Drive: 60 GB available space
  • DirectX 12

Recs for 4K:

  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10 – version 1511
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 @ 4Ghz or AMD FX 8-core
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM (6+ GB VRAM)
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 980 Ti or Radeon R9 390X
  • Hard Drive: SSD + 60 GB available space
  • DirectX 12

Minimums:

  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10 – version 1511
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.7Ghz or AMD FX 6-core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM (2 GB VRAM)
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 650 Ti or Radeon R7 260x
  • Hard Drive: 60 GB available space
  • DirectX 12

The keen-eyed among you may have noticed some fairly ludicrous demands in here, for what is the HD-rerelease of a game from a decade ago that runs on the Xbox One. 16 GB of RAM just to get it running at 1080 must be a typo hold-over from the 4K requirements, but that seems massive even for those. Far Cry Primal, by all accounts one of the prettiest games of the year, only asks for 8 gigs, and a graphics card two generations older.

Combo’d with that aforementioned inflated price tag, chances are it’s a beta form of the page at best. I’d expect the DX12 requirements to stick, and probably the (fairly ridiculous) file size, but everything else is up for debate. You can see more of the screenshotted page on Windows Central.

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