It's been flying under the radar considering the other huge releases dropping these past few weeks, but everyone's favourite sellotaping-a-pool-cue-to-a-chainsaw-simulator Dead Rising 4 is ready to chow down on some brains next week. It's coming to PC on December 6th alongside Xbox One thanks to Microsoft's Xbox Play Anywhere initiative. Before you get casually genocidal though, have a sneak peek at the official Dead Rising 4 system requirements to see if your gaming setup is ready to rumble.

Dead Rising 4 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2GB or AMD Radeon R9 270X
  • DX: DirectX 12
  • HDD: 50 GB Installation Size

Dead Rising 4 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 390

As far as Microsoft's initial batch of Xbox Play Anywhere games which run on both Xbox One and PC, these system requirements for Dead Rising 4 are down at the low end. Not that hard when it's stacked up to the likes of Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4, both of which require incredibly beefy rigs to run. As it stands Dead Rising 4's system requirements are reasonable then, in particular down at the low-end.

For those looking at just getting Dead Rising 4 up and running a graphics card with 2GB video memory is basically all you're going to need. The GTX 750 Ti started running into trouble with Dead Rising 3 so it makes sense for the GTX 760 to slot in as a minimum GPU. For those of a red persuasion an R9 270X or upwards should see you through. The 6GB RAM requirement may catch a few out so bear this in mind. Once a game runs out of memory it will move onto your storage devices, severely hampering performance.

For the time being it looks as if Dead Rising 4 will be exclusive to the Windows 10 Store. This means Windows 10 is a minimum requirement, as is DirectX 12. If it's anything like Rise of the Tomb Raider then expect to see it crop up on Steam further down the line.

Aside from this it's only the 50GB installation size to point out, although that's par for the course these days when it comes to any AAA title. 

Moving up to the recommended requirements for Dead Rising 4 and we see a sizeable bump. A fairly top of the line processor from the last three or so years is required, alongside some graphics cards middleweights in the form of a GTX 970 or R9 390. If you're rocking the newer GTX 1060 or RX 480 then you should also be set here.

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Dead Rising 4 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Dead Rising 4 GPU benchmark chart.