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Ubisoft Reveals the Revised System Specs for Watch Dogs

Ubisoft; earlier today, updated the technical information for their soon-to-release open-world game, Watch Dogs on Uplay.

The game’s listing on the company’s storefront now has the minimum and required specifications mentioned. If you planned on playing the game on PC, and haven’t upgraded your system in a few years, chances are you won’t really like what the minimum requirements to run the game are. You can read the full requirements below:

Minimum requirements:

  • Supported OS: Windows Vista SP2 64bit, Windows 7 SP1 64bit, Windows 8 64bit
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66Ghz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.0Ghz
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Video Card: 1024 VRAM DirectX 11 with Shader Model 5.0
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible Sound Card
  • This product supports 64-bit operating systems ONLY.

Recommended requirements:

  • Processor: Core i7 3770 @ 3.5Ghz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0Ghz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Video Card: 2048 VRAM DirectX 11 with Shader Model 5.0 or higher
  • Sound Card: Surround Sound 5.1 capable sound card

Supported video cards at time of release:

  • nVidia GeForce GTX460 or better, GT500, GT600, GT700 series
  • AMD Radeon HD5850 or better, HD6000, HD7000, R7 and R9 series
  • Intel Iris Pro HD 5200.

You read that right. The PC version indeed only supports 64-bit OSs. While the minimum requirements might seem like a big jump over current generation PC titles, Watch Dogs isn’t the only upcoming game forcing users who own outdated machines to upgrade their computers.

With this becoming more and more commonplace as system requirements for these next-generation games surface, it’s safe to say that support for 32-bit operating systems in games will cease soon enough.

Will the system requirements for Watch Dogs be an issue for you, or are you glad that games are finally moving on and making full use; without compromises, of the advanced hardware that’s been in the market for some years now? Speak your mind in the comments!