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I’ve slowly been getting more and more hyped about the release of Watch Dogs 2 next month. I know I shouldn’t, seeing as it’s essentially the hype that killed the first game for me (also, Aiden Pearce), but the sequel legitimately looks like a blast.

The game was originally expected to launch on 15 November for both console and PC, but according to a recent post on Ubisoft’s blog, PC gamers will only be able to get their hands on it two weeks later. But hey, at least they softened the blow by releasing the game’s full system requirements. Details below.

Delays are never a fun thing, but at least it sounds like Ubisoft has pretty good reasons for pushing the game’s PC release date to 29 November. According to the blurb, Watch Dogs 2 on PC will come jam-packed with extra features like “support for full 4K resolution with Ultra Textures and Extra Details options; an uncapped framerate; and a host of other features and options specifically requested by the Watch Dogs 2 community.” Polishing and optimising these enhancements is cited as the reason for the delay.

Now that all of that’s out of the way, let’s take a gander at the game’s system requirements courtesy of another UbiBlog post.

Minimum:

  • Supported OS – (64-bit versions only): Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 2400S @2.5GHz, AMD FX 6120 @ 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 (2GB), AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB) or better
  • Hard Disk Space: 50 GB
  • Peripherals: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse, Microsoft Xbox One Controller, Dual Shock 4 Controller
  • Multiplayer: 256 Kbps or faster broadband connection

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHz, AMD FX 8120 @ 3.9 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (3GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB) or better, AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB) or better
  • Hard Disk Space: 50 GB
  • Peripherals: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse, Microsoft Xbox One controller, Dual Shock 4 controller
  • Multiplayer: 256 Kbps or faster broadband connection

Nothing too special really, other than the fact that my HD 7870 now seems to have made it all the way down into the minimum requirements section for games nowadays.

The post detailing the requirements also includes a more robust list of those PC-specific features and enhancements mentioned earlier. You can check that out right here.

Watch Dogs 2 will be headed to PS4 and XBO on 15 November, and to PC on 29 November.

Sorce: UbiBlog

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