People love to be proud of their rigs – it’s a thing to brag about your graphics card and RAM and all the rest. However, not everyone has the top of the range equipment. Unfortunately for them, they probably won’t be able to play the latest and greatest horror title to be released.
The Evil Within has gone gold. Remember, unlike in the music industry, this doesn’t mean that the game has sold a certain number of units, it just means that they’ve pressed the discs. This means that they have also revealed the requirements for the game. They are certainly quite hefty:
Recommended PC System Specifications
- 64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8
- i7 with four plus cores
- 4 GBs RAM
- 50 GB of hard drive space*
- GeForce GTX 670 or equivalent with 4GBs of VRAM
- High Speed Internet Connection
- Steam account and activation
They don’t list minimum requirements, offering only the following guideline:
If you’re trying to play with a rig with settings below these requirements (you should plan to have 4 GBs of VRAM regardless), we cannot guarantee optimal performance.
The PC install is 50 GB but the actual game will only take up 41 GB of HDD space. But you need four cores and an i7 to run the game? Either they are seriously expecting everyone to run it on ultra settings, or the game hasn’t been optimized in any way, shape or form. On console, you’ll also have to clear out some space considering these install sizes:
- Xbox One — 40 GB HDD Space
- PlayStation 4 — 40 GB HDD Space
- PlayStation 3 — 7 GB HDD Space
- Xbox 360 — 7 GB
I know the bigger games offer better experiences, but I just can’t get over the sizes required. It means that I will have to delete almost every game once I’m done playing it. Not the end of the world considering the quick installation speeds on PS4, but I’d sort of like to not need to delete old games to make room for the new ones.
Last Updated: September 26, 2014