Developer Crystal Dynamics has confirmed the minimum system specifications required for Rise of the Tomb Raider, just two weeks ahead of the game's launch - and they're relatively forgiving for a next-generation launch.
The second title in the rebooted Tomb Raider franchise after the kindly-received eponymous first, Rise of the Tomb Raider is to be released on Windows as well as a timed Xbox One exclusive before moving to the PlayStation 4. While console owners, naturally, need not concern themselves with wondering whether or not their devices will be powerful enough to play the game, PC gamers interested in picking up the title have been left wondering exactly that - until now, when Crystal Dynamics has finally given out the minimum system specifications required to run the game.
Those interested in raiding a few tombs will need to have a 64-bit install of Windows running on an Intel Core i3-2100 or equivalent AMD processor, an Nvidia GTX 650 or AMD Radeon HD7770 graphics card with at least 2GB of video RAM, and 6GB of system RAM, along with 25GB free on the drive on which they plan to install the game. Oddly, the company hasn't gone the usual route of also offering 'recommended' and 'high' specifications for those who would like to run the game with all graphical features enabled or at 4K and higher resolutions, but if your system meets the aforementioned minimum at least you know the game will run.
Rise of the Tomb Raider is set to launch on the 28th of January.