A few days ago, the system requirements for Ubisoft's upcoming Watch Dogs popped up on uPlay. The recommended hardware was interesting, to put it mildly, demanding players have an eight-core CPU to enjoy the game on moderate settings. Before you have a heart attack, the specs have since been removed and a developer on the title has stated that "official configs" will be "lower".
The uPlay-posted specs can be seen in full over at NeoGAF, though you should consider them nothing more than a long-forgotten nightmare. MCV UK's Ben Parfitt spotted the below tweet from Watch Dogs' graphics technical director Sebastien Viard, reassuring the world that PC gamers won't need monster machines to enjoy the game.
@Pixel67_FR Hello. Ce ne sont pas les configs officielles. Les vraies specs sortiront bientôt et seront moins élevées que celles-ci :)
— Sebastien Viard (@SebViard) October 3, 2013
Oh, yeah, it's in French. Here's the translation:
"Hello. It is not the official configs. The real specs will come out soon and will be lower than these :)"
He doesn't mention how much lower they'll be -- the NeoGAF post mentions a 64-bit OS will be required, I'll be curious to see if it stays that way.