In a classical bit of Scream-style directorial trickery, the developers have dangled the safety of minimum system requirements in front of our faces - only to spring another hardware scare on us.
Bethesda still recommend last week’s requirements for optimal survival horroring. PCs that only meet the minimum specs will miss out on 1080p, as well as some of the game’s other more system-intensive features: full-screen anti-aliasing, shadows, motion blur, SSAO and tessellation.
But even this modest benchmark asks for an i7 or equivalent 4+ core processor. That’s unusually high, and a bit confusing - since i5s can be both quad and dual core.
OS: windows 7/8.1
GPU: GTX 460 or an equivalent 1 GB VRAM card
CPU: i7 or an equivalent 4+ core processor
RAM: 4 GB
HDD: 50 GB
Are you lot spooked by this new wave of unreasonable system requirements? Shadow of Mordor went a bit mad with the VRAM too.