Respawn Entertainment's Vince Zampella has revealed the minimum system requirements for the PC version of Titanfall.
Here they are. Brace yourselves -- surely a high-profile next-gen title like this must require some sort of face-melting rig, right?
- 64-bit Windows 7, 8 or 8.1
- AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
- 4GB RAM
- 512MB VRAM (Radeon HD 4770 or GeForce 8800GT)
Oh. Okay. That's... uh... That's actually lower than the minimum specs for Call of Duty: Ghosts and roughly equivalent to Battlefield 4's minimum specs -- though DICE's title claims to run on Vista, if anyone's still actually using that. The only real sticking point for those with older systems might be the 64-bit OS requirement -- though this is becoming less unusual these days. That and the fact it uses Origin, but it's an EA game -- surely you expected that?
Part of the reason for the relatively low minimum system requirements can probably be attributed to the fact that Titanfall is based on a modified version of Valve's flexible Source engine, which is particularly noteworthy for how well it scales to a wide variety of systems -- not to mention the number of games it has powered over the years, ranging from Half-Life 2 to Dota 2.
It's also worth noting that these are only minimum system requirements -- as any long-serving PC gamer will tell you, you'll want a rig closer to the recommended specs if you want to have a truly satisfying experience that equates to or exceeds what you'll see on consoles. Recommended specs haven't been announced yet -- but at the very least, bumping up your RAM and VRAM couldn't hurt.
Zampella also noted in a separate tweet that the team "would like to see [a Mac version] happen," but that this would likely be after launch once the PC, Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions are out of the door.
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