Ubisoft reveals Far Cry 4 system requirements, and they aren’t completely bonkers

Far Cry 4 system requirements

After Ubisoft announced the rather crazy system requirements for Assassin’s Creed Unity, I was expecting some equally ridiculous requirements for Far Cry 4, but colour me surprised, they are a lot tamer. Ubisoft raised the curtain on the list of things you’ll need crammed inside the shell of your PC today, and while the optimal requirements are a touch high, it should still be playable on a broad range of machines. 

Like Assassin’s Creed Unity, Watch Dogs and lots of other Ubisoft games, Far Cry 4 incorporates Nvidia’s gameworks technology, so expect fancy shadow wizardry and Nvidia’s special anti aliasing, TXAA.

You can see the sort of stuff you’ll be able to take advantage of if you’ve got the appropriate GPU in the video below.

But enough of that. The question is: will you be able to run it?

Minimum

  • Supported OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 (64bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.2 GHz
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD5850 (1GB VRAM)
  • Direct X: Version 11
  • Hard Drive: 30 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers

Optimal

  • Supported OS: MS Windows 7 SP1, MS Windows 8/8.1 (64bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400S @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz or better
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon R9 290X or better (2GB VRAM)
  • Direct X: Version 11
  • Hard Drive: 30 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers

Far Cry 4 is out on November 20th here in Blighty and the rest of Europe. Across the pond it launches a little earlier, on the 18th.