Respawn Entertainment has released official system requirements for upcoming shooter Titanfall 2, following its earlier decision to exclude Windows gamers from the multiplayer tech-test
Due to launch on October 28th, Titanfall 2's recent multiplayer technology test was exclusively available to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players due to what Respawn claimed were concerns regarding a lack of last-minute optimisation for the notoriously fragmented PC platform and concerns that PC gamers would be more likely than their console counterparts to delve into the distributed files in order to root out spoilers for the title's single-player story. With the launch a month away, though, Respawn is finally giving gamers a chance to plan ahead with the release of full system requirements.
According to the company's announcement
, Titanfall 2 will be playable on Windows 7 and upwards, but exclusively 64-bit. Interestingly, the official 'minimum' specifications set a higher bar than most releases: 'In the past minimum specs were literally the minimum bar to launch the game,
' Titanfall producer Drew McCoy explained, '[and] your experience once in the game was probably not going to be ideal. Our goal for minimum PC specs on Titanfall 2 is that you can play at a 1600x900 resolution with most details turned on and average around 60fps.
' The result: a warning that you'll need an Intel Core i3-3600T or better, 8GB of RAM, 45GB of free hard drive space, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB or better, and DirectX 11 support.
The company's recommended specifications, meanwhile, boost the CPU requirement to an Intel Core i5-6600 or better, 16GB of RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB or better. Still, though, the company isn't done: its 'Ultra 4K60
' recommendation features an Intel Core i7-6700K, 16GB of RAM, and a GeForce GTX 1080 8GB. Interestingly, there is no AMD card recommendation for the Ultra 4K60 level.
For those who like technical details, the official announcement
is well worth a read: McCoy offers explanations of the game's performance and graphical settings in considerable depth, including detailed benchmarks at all three levels plus a bonus Ultra Full HD mode.