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Microsoft used Forza Motorsport 7 to kick off its Xbox One X reveal for one very good reason - racing sims are one of the most accomplished methods of showing off how powerful the hardware is. Developers can wax lyrical about tyre treads, stitched leather seats and real-time rain and puddle effects. Forza Motorsport 7 didn't disappoint, and this time we're going to be able to see it all with the power of a gaming PC behind it. Brace yourself, here are the official Forza Motorsport 7 PC system requirements.
Swords and no sorcery RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance will be out worldwide on February 13th, 2018, Warhorse Studios and Deep Silver have announced. The medieval role-player will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and the announcement has been joined by an all-new trailer showing off the 'Origin of Henry' quest. In addition to this, the official PC specs for the visually stunning Kingdom Come: Deliverance have also been revealed.
In a surprise announcement, Ninja Theory has announced Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice will be launching on August 8th for PC and PlayStation 4. That's very soon indeed, giving us just two months to wait. The announcement is joined by an all-new trailer, a budget $30 price point designed to reflect its 'indie AAA' status, and the minimum PC system requirements for Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.
Piranha Bytes, they of Gothic and Risen fame, have announced their next sci-fi fantasy fusion RPG, ELEX (Eclectic, Lavish, Exhilarating, Xenial), will be launching on October 17th for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While the mix is a little tricky to wrap your head around without checking out the screens and the new trailer, it’s sort of classical fantasy character designs with swords and shields fused with a giant post-apocalyptic world, pulse rifles, mutant creatures and velociraptors.
As ideas go, dropping the well worn Saints Row name and just embracing the superhero craziness for Agents of Mayhem may have been a good one for Volition. Set in loosely the same universe as Saints Row, Agents of Mayhem has the player leading a band of super agents against a villainous organisation known a Legion. Agents of Mayhem features a huge open-world rendition of Seoul to explore, taking down Legion by any means possible. Before you suit up and leave the Batcave though, here are the official Agents of Mayhem PC system requirements.
When the current crop of consoles came out we witnessed what was probably the largest single leap in average system requirements of all time. Within a matter of months, the trusty GTX 8800 was obsolete and the reliable GeForce GTX 660 slid into the pile marked ‘crap’. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not consoles that hold PC games back, it’s the pure economic cost of advancing technologies. What a console generation does serve to do, however, is accelerate the bottom end upwards in one fell swoop. Where once we were comfortably playing games, now we were dropping settings like crazy in order to achieve a decent frame rate.
Another year, another opportunity to race multi-million dollar cars around race tracks at death-defying speeds. Only you need not defy death at all, you can do it all from the comfort of your chair in F1 2017. Sporting the upgraded graphics engine which made its debut in F1 2016, F1 2017 packs the latest Formula 1 World Champions and includes some of the most iconic cars from the last 30 years. It's out on August 25th, Codemasters has confirmed, and here are the official F1 2017 PC system requirements.
Russian publisher 1C has just announced Ancestors (not to be confused with Ancestors: A Humankind Odyssey), an ambitious new squad-based real-time strategy game from Destructive Creations set in the Dark Ages. Inspired by medieval European history, the single-player campaign features four playable nations (Viking, Anglo-Saxon, German, Slav) with tactical combat, base building and resource management. It looks to be a little bit Age of Empires, a little bit Company of Heroes, and a smidgen of For Honor. Ancestors isn't out until later this year, but we've already got our hands on the system requirements for this impressive looking RTS.
I'll admit sandbox colony management game Aven Colony has been flying a little under my radar, but Team 17 has picked up publishing duties on Mothership Entertainment's first title. Aven Colony is out in July and already shows a great degree of promise, plopping the player on alien worlds and tasking you with building a thriving colony amid lightning storms, sand devils and deadly gas explosions. At its heart its an economy-based management title fused with survival elements. So far so good, but will your PC survive Aven Colony's official PC system requirements?
MMORPGs are different from most games in that they're always evolving, both in terms of the content and the technology behind them. It's been over three years now since The Elder Scrolls Online first graced our hard drives, and the eagerly anticipated Morrowind expansion drops next month, adding in the iconic land of Vvardenfell. New expansions mean all sorts of new goodies, but how has is this going to effect Elder Scrolls Online's performance? Let's find out with the official ESO: Morrowind system requirements.
Back in 90's you couldn't move for impaling your foot on toy cars lurking in carpets. Micro Machines were everywhere. There was also a token mega-rich kid at every school who had the whole damn Micro Machines city which unfolded from a suitcase, like some sort of pre-pubescent Patrick Bateman. Then it all sort of... faded away, but it's back with a bang this summer thanks to Micro Machines World Series. Codemasters is updating the classic top-down racer for a new era,  with online play, battle arenas and, erm, Hungry Hippos. Should you want to bathe in its nostalgia, here's the official Micro Machines World Series PC system requirements.