Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an Xbox Play Anywhere game, PC system requirements confirmed

You probably didn’t miss the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor sequel announcement yesterday, but you might’ve missed this bit – it’s one of those Xbox Play Anywhere games, so you’ll get it on Windows 10 PC and Xbox One (and Project Scorpio, apparently) with one digital purchase. Oh, you didn’t miss it? I missed it. Nobody tells me anything.

Resident Evil 7 was the most recent third-party title supporting Play Anywhere on PC and Xbox One, but I was sent a PS4 hard copy for the review because Dane refuses to enable my Gamerscore addiction. Or maybe he hates me. Or both.

We’re expecting a proper Shadow of War gameplay reveal next week, but in the meantime, Steam has published the game’s minimum and recommended PC specs:


  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 with Platform Update for Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel i5-2550K 3.4 GHz
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 670, Radeon HD 7950
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 60GB available space


  • OS: Windows 10 version 14393.102 or higher required
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970, GeForce GTX 1060, Radeon R9 290X, or Radeon RX 480
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 60GB available space

Game’s out on 22 August on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.