Resident Evil 7’s PC specs aren’t very scary

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I’ve had the Resident Evil demo sitting on my PlayStation 4 for weeks, but I’ve yet to open it. I’m just far too worried that its monumental departure in style and tone will only lead to crushing disappointment. Change isn’t always a bad thing though.

Resident Evil 4 was a great departure from the original trio of survival horrors, and it redefined and shaped future action games. Perhaps the creative spark that once electrified Capcom is back with this latest instalment? Perhaps. Since then, the series has definitely taken a turn for the worse. Resident Evil 5 wasn’t a great game, though it was a hell of a lot of fun as a co-operative action game. The less we say about Resident Evil 6, the better.

Anyway, Resident Evil 7 is coming – and it’ll be coming to PC too. IF that’s your platform of choice, here (According to Steam, anyway) is what you’ll need to play it at its minimum and maximum settings.

MINIMUM:

  • OS: WINDOWS 7,8,8.1,10 64-BIT
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460, 2.70GHz or AMD FX-6300 or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260x
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Additional Notes: 1080P CPU/GPU at 30FPS – Players will have to either lower texture or set streaming textures to OFF in order to optimize performance. *Internet connection required for game activation. The game is still undergoing development, so all PC requirements are subject to change.

RECOMMENDED:

  • OS: WINDOWS 7,8,8.1,10 64-BIT
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 3770 3.4GHz or AMD or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 280X or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Additional Notes: “1080P CPU/GPU at 60FPS – *Internet connection required for game activation. The game is still undergoing development, so all PC requirements are subject to change.”

Considering the new engine that powers Resident Evil 7, those specification are much lighter than I’d have imagined. You won’t need Pascal or Polaris to get the best out of the game at 1080p/60fps – with the mid-range Maxwell supposedly capable of delivering the game at its best.

Me? When I do pick it up, I’ll probably grab it on Ps4 for its PSVR features. I’ll also make sure to have be wearing brown pants and to have a bucket handy for the inevitable motion sickness.

Last Updated: September 22, 2016

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.

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