Dragon Age: Inquisition will be best on PC

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For too long now, PC gamers have been getting the short end of the stick when it comes to PC ports. Games are poorly optimised, lacking the sort of options and features PC gamers expect or are made for controllers, with poor mouse and keyboard support. That won’t be the case with Dragon Age: Inquisition.

According to a new developer diary from Bioware, it looks like console gamers will be the second-rate citizens when it comes to the newest game in the Dragon Age series. Just about the whole game was made with PC gamers in mind first.

This shouldn’t be all that surprising, given that the PC version of Dragon Age: Origins was a PC game that got ported to consoles. The PC version allowed for far more tactical combat than the console versions which were a little more action-oriented. PC gamers were also some of the most vocal about Dragon Age 2’s “dumbing down.” This time, it’s made by PC gamers, for PC gamers.

Inquisition’s PC specs were also recently released:

Are you packing the punch to run the best version of the game (even if it does require Origin)?

Recommended:
OS: Windows 7 or 8.1 64-bit
CPU: AMD six core CPU @ 3.2 GHz, Intel quad core CPU @ 3.0 GHz
System RAM: 8 GB
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7870 or R9 270, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
Graphics Memory: 3 GB
Hard Drive: 26 GB
DirectX 11

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Minimum:
OS: Windows 7 or 8.1 64-bit
CPU: AMD quad core CPU @ 2.5 GHz, Intel quad core CPU @ 2.0 GHz
System RAM: 4 GB
Graphics CARD: AMD Radeon HD 4870, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Graphics Memory: 512 MB
Hard Drive: 26 GB
DirectX 10

Last Updated: October 14, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Sageville

    Hmm, only works on 64 bit… guess that had to happen.

    • Guest

      Then they should put the blasted thing on a cartridge. It would also save on the worst LOADING screens that I have ever witnessed from DA2.

  • oVg

    System RAM 8gigs?
    Oh I forgot, the 7.5gigs on the consoles are used for background social operating systems.

    • Guest

      Surely any gaming oriented setup has a minimum of 8GB by now? Hell, my laptop came with 8GB. Chrome usually makes it seem like 4GB though.

      • oVg

        When last gens games running at 720p at 30fps were working on 512mb RAM and games like Assassins creed can only muster an extra 180p it proves that these over expensive NEXT GEN consoles with their 50gig mandatory installs are 20 years behind their true potential.

  • CAE9872

    Well I would have been surprised if it wasn’t!

  • L337J1MB0B

    Best on PC? What does that mean, looks a bit prettier but gets played less?

    • Hammersteyn

      It will be cheaper on PC as well. Especially most will wait for a sale of some sort.

      • Admiral Chief 0

        Expect to wait a bit, it is EA after all

    • No. It means the developers will actually only make money on the game in 3 years time when it’s available on special on STEAM 😛

  • Admiral Chief 0

    DAMMIT EA STOP MAKING ME LIKE YOU MORE!!!

    I mean, ummm, thanks?

    • Hammersteyn

      lol

    • Jedi Consular Kromas

      Next up. Ubisoft announces AssCreed will have 5 product keys you need to type in a very specific order just to load the game. Also you have 30 seconds to comply!

  • Hammersteyn

    The best version requiring Origin is like marrying a supermodel but having her mom move into your house. Sure the sex is great but you always have that third wheel around.

    • Admiral Chief 0

      Is the mom hot?

      • Hammersteyn

        Nope and she want’s a piece of the action every time you play.

        • Admiral Chief 0

          Ouch, well at least you can get laid then hammer?

          • Hammersteyn

            Exactly

        • Spaffy

          Meh, you’d still tap it.

          • Hammersteyn

            I have no regrests

  • oVg

    512mbs RAM in the 360 and PS3.
    8GIGS RAM in the Bone and PS4.

    Can somebody please explain to me what the other 7.5gigs is being used for in the next gen machines?
    Because the games do not look anything near the PC versions.

    • Admiral Chief 0

      Cloud generation
      OBSERVATION

      • oVg

        For example the remastered version of Sleeping Dogs still ran at a higher frame rate on the PC 2 years ago. What gives?

    • Kensei Seraph – Staff

      I’d imagine some of it goes towards running the OS.
      Those menus need to be available at any moment and at least 1 of those had memory clearing issues recently.

      • oVg

        I think thats exactly it. Remember how we all jumped up and down in disbelief when the specs of 8gigs was revealed at the two console launches?
        We should have known that all that extra RAM was for the stupid SHARE button.

        • Admiral Chief 0

          Pressing share robs you of 4GB methinks

          • oVg

            Im taping that bitch ass button up. Buy Buy 4gigs.

          • Kensei Seraph – Staff

            You still lose 2 gigs while it waits for you to feel social.

            If I wanted to share what was happening in my game I’d take a picture and email it to my friends.

    • Johan du Preez

      The Magic cloud that they say makes games faster but still have to be proved prob needs 7.5gb to maintain a connection.

      Even though the idea is technically impossible due to latency issues they still have to prove all the technical people wrong by releasing it …

  • Kensei Seraph – Staff

    We already knew the PC was going to be the best version because eventually there will be some epic mods available.

    • oVg

      I dont even think these NEXT GEN consoles can handle the latest mod for Skyrim.
      These consoles are already outdated.

  • Kensei Seraph – Staff

    64-bit OS required… I’m going to need to format my PC.
    http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/a44Zp06_460sa.gif

    • Admiral Chief 0

      Y U NO run 64bit yet?

      • Kensei Seraph – Staff

        I have no idea.
        For some reason when I installed Win 7 I decided to go with the 32-bit version and I don’t remember why.

        • Admiral Chief 0

          Eina

        • Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

          You’re using less than 4gigs of RAM? How?

          • Kensei Seraph – Staff

            My PC was last upgraded in 2009?

  • oVg

    This is all I remember from Dragon Age 2.

    LOADING LOADING LOADING LOADING LOADING LOADING.

    Run to the other end of cut and paste cave.

    LOADING LOADING LOADING LOADING LOADING LOADING.

    • Kensei Seraph – Staff

      I remember the cave and Varic’s solo scene.

      • Johan du Preez

        that cave that looked like all the other caves ?

    • Travi the Batman

      I have a quite simple answer to your problem.
      SSD.
      More RAM.
      Faster CPU.

  • I suppose when PC gamers buy this in 4 years on STEAM for 15% of the original price the devs will feel proud… 😛

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      It’s not on Steam. FAILLLLLLLLLLLLL

      • It would be a fail if I gave to craps 😛

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          English, please!

          • craps gives them taketh!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Prithee, taketh thine crap to the privy 😉

  • Lardus-Resident Perve

    Man, I don’t even meet the minimum requirements for this anymore! Last upgraded in 2007 – guess it is time that my “investment” back then expires 🙁

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    They use a woman to tell us that? OBVIOUSLY FAKE! #tinfoilhatengage

  • Brady miaau

    I do not agree with your headline.

    How will it be better on PC? I look purely at the fun quotient and from that alone, having played DA:o on both PC and Xbox, can tell you it was just more fun on the xbox

    • Johan du Preez

      cool story bro

      • Brady miaau

        Wow, sarcasm in writing. To be commended for sure! 🙂

        • Johan du Preez

          Thanks dont forget to upvote! 😛

    • Travi the Batman

      Dude.
      Better graphics.
      Free online.
      Better input.
      Better HUD.
      Bigger FPS.
      Smaller loading times.
      Better UI

      WHAT PART OF BETTER ARE YOU NOT UNDERSTANDING.

      • Brady miaau

        I find it more fun to play games in the TV room, on a couch, rather than in the Study. I feel more immersed, more fun. Perhaps this is my personal preference then, but I choose Xbox 360 over PC games whenever there is a choice.

        Yes, yes, connect your PC to TV, remote mouse and keyboard and bob is your father’s brother, I suppose. Effort.

        • Travi the Batman

          Uh-huh. You can still use a controller for most games on PC too, you know.

          • Brady miaau

            Yes, yes, I know. sigh. Effort. Just does not feel the same.

            Pointless argument now, logic has no place. I just prefer it.

        • Johan du Preez

          I play game on the couch in the tv room as well. Its called Steam OS or Steam Big Picture. Works great and I can run everything at 1080p.

          “Yes, yes, connect your PC to TV, remote mouse and keyboard and bob is your father’s brother, I suppose. Effort.”

          Really when last did you use a Pc in the 90’s ? Fully controllable from a controller can even use the xbone or ps4 controllers.

          Like I said cool story bro you are only trying to convince yourself.

  • Guest

    *Glorious PC Master Race*

    *Golden hair flowing in the wind*

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      On a horse thanks to glorious 1080shampoo!

      • Skoobaz

        Talking of…Where the hell is Tim who used to comment on here? Didn’t you bastards have a hazing ritual for him a year or so back?

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          He’s got very limited internet access these days.

          • Skoobaz

            What did you do to the poor man Trev?

  • Nikola

    Who is this guest commenting eveyrwhere i wonder??

  • Jedi Consular Kromas

    SUCK IT PEASANTS!

  • Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

    Hype machine set to maximum. EA’s stressing about this game, and is pulling every trick in the book.

    I’m very cautious.

  • Johan du Preez

    YEH Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure just like Watch Dogs hey ?

  • Xcalibersa

    What a pointless statement

  • Good game bad port

    Lies. The game is poorly optimized for pc and the controls are obviously meant be used with a game pad so I call bullshit on Bio-wares bogus claims.

  • ghost654

    whats funny is now that its released the pc controls are actually horrible and obviously copied from the console controls

  • nope

    Best on pc? that’s funny, considering how shitty the controls are with a keyboard and mouse

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