Shenmue III has hit more than a few delays along its path to release, but the end is finally in sight. It’s so close, in fact, that developer Ys Net has seen fit to announce the game’s system requirements, though they come with the warning that the specs are subject to “change without notice.”
Still, these specs do suggest we’re moving well beyond the Dreamcast and Xbox, though that’s to be expected with nearly two decades’ worth of tech development in the interim. Perhaps the most curious thing about these specs is the storage requirement – a massive 100GB of hard drive space is currently listed.
Here are the current minimum requirements.
- OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 (64-bit OS Required)
- CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 (3.40 GHz) or better; Quad-core or better
- RAM: 4GB
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti or better (DirectX 11 card & VRAM 2GB Required)
- Storage: 100 GB available space
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The requirements were published earlier today to Kickstarter backers, and also note that a Steam install is required. That means – for now, at least – there aren’t any plans to get Shenmue III up on GOG or other Steam alternatives.
Check out the teaser trailer below.
The Shenmue III release date has been pushed back to 2019, but the end is in sight for long-suffering Shenmue fans.
(Unless, of course, you still need to upgrade your PC.)