GTA V is the current open-world obsession, but that’ll be changing next month with the release of Watch Dogs, the stealthy, hack-centric one-word game from Ubisoft. At least, it will change for PC gamers, because this one is actually coming to their platform of choice.  And here’s what you’ll need to play it on Pc, as spotted by the perpetually eagle-eyed NeoGAF.

It was listed un Uplay, before being summarily yanked, but not before GAF got hold of the specs for posterity.

Here are the specs in full:

Base spec:

  • Operating System: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8
  • Note that we only support 64 bit OSs.
  • DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM Dual Layer
  • Hard Drive Space: 20 GB
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
  • Internet: Broadband connection and service required for multiplayer mode

Minimum Spec:

  • GPU: DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB Video RAM
  • CPU: Quad core
  • RAM: 4GB

Example 1

  • GPU: NVidia GTX 460
  • CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q6600

Example 2

  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD 5770
  • CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9750

Recommended Spec:

  • GPU: DirectX 11 graphics card with 2 GB Video RAM
  • CPU: Eight core
  • RAM: 8GB

Example 1

  • GPU: NVidia GTX 560 ti
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770

Example 2

  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7850
  • CPU: AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core

Ultra Spec:

  • GPU: Latest DirectX 11 graphics card with 2 GB Video RAM or more
  • CPU: Latest Eight core or more
  • RAM: 8GB or more

Example 1

  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 670
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K

Example 2

  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7970
  • CPU: AMD FX-9370 Eight-Core

What’s interesting to note here, beyond the beefy CPU (but relatively relaxed GPU) requirements is that the game only supports 64 bit systems; so you’ll need to upgrade if for some reason you’re still rocking out with a 32-bit OS. Also interesting? you’re going to need an octo-core CPU for ultra performance. Plus, the game will support 4K gaming; so will look incredible if you have the requisite hardware..and a ludicrously expensive screen.

It’s one of the first lots of Pc specs in a while that actually recommend some heavy specs. Is this the first real next-gen game?  Will we all be benchmarking with Watch Dogs in the future?

Last Updated: October 3, 2013

was reviewed on PC

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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