Last week, publisher Bethesda Softworks laid out what it takes to play the Windows PC version of horror game The Evil Within as it was "intended by the development team." It recommended a fairly powerful computer and didn't offer what PC game players were looking for, the actual minimum hardware specs required to run The Evil Within.
Today, Bethesda offered up those minimum specs, saying it "recognize[s] the need to provide information on how you can play the game with a wider range of PCs." With the following system requirements, the game won't run at 1080p resolution and "you'll likely need to turn off some features," Bethesda said, but players will still be able to "have a great experience."
- 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
The most obvious difference is the required 1 GB of video RAM, compared to the previously recommend 4 GB. That hardware specification seemed to be the biggest sticking point with PC gamers, who balked at the requirement and criticized The Evil Within's level of optimization on PC.
The Evil Within is slated to release on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on Oct. 14 in North America.