Quantum Break’s PC requirements aren’t as over the top as we first thought

Quantum Break was just announced yesterday for PC in addition to the Xbox One, and shortly after the requirements for the game were made public as well. This one’s a beast, kids. If you’ve already read them, hold up for second. Remedy updated the requirements last night, adding an ultra spec to the list and adjusting the recommended. Essentially, Remedy was recommending that we play their game on ultra settings before. A nice recommendation, but hardly feasible for most gamers.

All three versions require Windows 10, Direct X 12, and 55 GB of available hard drive space.

To run the game at the minimum requirements, you need a pretty nice PC:

  • Intel Core i5 4460 2.70 GHz or AMD FX-6300
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260x
  • 2GB video ram
  • 8GB RAM

But if you want to run it at the recommended requirements, you’ll be looking at something a bit more expensive:

  • Intel Core i7 4690 3.9 GHz or AMD equivalent
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 390
  • 4GB video ram
  • 16GB RAM

What were formerly the recommended requirements are now suggested configuration for ultra settings.

  • Intel Core i7 4790 4 GHz or AMD equivalent
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 Fury X
  • 6GB video ram
  • 16GB RAM

While that makes for an expensive rig, costing $900-plus just for the processor and graphics card, this all puts Quantum Break much closer to the kinds of requirements we’re seeing in other recent PC games. Hopefully those ultra settings result in some properly impressive visuals.

We’ll know when Quantum Break hits PC and Xbox One on April 5.

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