With only six weeks to go before The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings explodes on the PC gaming scene, CD Projekt Red releases the system requirements for the epic role-playing game, along with some screenshots to show off what you'll be missing if you don't meet those requirements.
The Witcher was one of the best PC role-playing games I've played in years, so I've got high hopes for the incoming follow-up. The nervous anticipation of a game I hope will be a quality product hasn't been helped by worrying about whether or not my PC will be able to handle it without chugging.
Let's see how we stack up. First, the minimum requirements.
Minimum System Requirements:
• OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 (32/64-bit) • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ • Memory: 1 GB Windows XP / 2 GB Windows Vista and Windows 7 • Video Card: 512 MB RAM, supporting Pixel Shader 3.0 (Nvidia GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon HD3850)
OK, I've got this no problem. Hell, I had this three years ago. Let's see if I can max things out.
Recommended System Requirements:
• OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 (32/64-bit) • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad or AMD Phenom X4 • Memory: 3 GB Windows XP / 4 GB Windows Vista and Windows 7 • Video Card: 1 GB RAM, supporting Pixel Shader 3.0 (Nvidia GeForce GTX260 or ATI Radeon HD4850)
A bit steeper, but no problem for my current rig, a custom Maingear box with six gigs of ram, an Intel Core i7 running at 2.67Ghz, and dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 cards. I have no idea what I just typed, but it seems better than the listing, and ignorance is bliss. Feel free to make me cry if I'm wrong.
Hopefully I'll be seeing images like these flowing across my PC screen when The Witcher 2 is released on May 17.