Dying Light: Predicted System Requirements

Written by Katie Allen on Sun, Feb 23, 2014 2:00 PM
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Dying Light is the survival horror set to come to next-gen consoles this year courtesy of Techland and Warner Bros. The story focuses on the mass infection of a population with a virus that turns them to an aggressive, zombie-like state and the title's open world and cyclical day mechanic (the game switches from day to night, with the "infected" becoming more dangerous after nightfall) could make it an interesting addition for fans of the zombie genre.

Techland and Warner Bros. have both repeatedly reiterated the game's next-gen potential and it's hardware-testing technology; it is the first game built around the new, powerful Chrome Engine 6. To give us an insight into these next-gen graphical shenanigans, they've unveiled their work-in-progress system requirements which, whilst not complete or extensive, give us an insight into what kind of rig we might need for this zombie title...

Dying Light Minimum System Requirements

OS: Vista or 7 or 8

CPU: Intel Core2 Duo 3GHz /AMD Athlon 64 X2 3GHz, Intel Core i5 2.4GHz

RAM: 4 GB RAM

HD: 20 GB available space

GPU: DirectX 10–compliant 512 MB VRAM

DX: 10.0

Dying Light Recommended System Requirements

OS:  Windows 7 or 8 64-bit

CPU: :quad-core CPU 3GHz

RAM: 8 GB RAM

HD: 20 GB available space

GPU: Radeon 7900 Series / GeForce GTX 670

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It's worth noting that these as of yet are just predicted requirements, so don't go panicking yet if you want this game on maximum settings but don't have the GTX 670 to cope with it. However, Techland has been pretty insistent about the next-gen potential of their game (they even released a trailer specifically showing off how pretty its light effects would be) and how they are trying to break barriers when it comes to technology. The predicted system requirements they unveiled were accompanied by blurb saying that;

"Dying Light is the first game powered by Chrome Engine 6, a cutting edge incarnation of Techland’s proprietary technology, designed from the ground up for the new console generation, DirectX 11 and other advanced solutions."

This probably explains the hefty recommended GPU requirements, although the fairly vague minimum requirements could end up being pretty manageable, depending on the game's PC optimization. All indications point to minimum DirectX 10 compliant cards, however.

What might be the real challenge for a lot of gamers on lower-spec rigs is those recommended RAM requirements. Whist most serious gamers I probably already packing the 4GB required for minimum settings, upgrading to 8GB looks like it might be necessary if you want to appreciate the full glory of all those promised new lighting technologies and realistic physics effects Dying Light apparently has up its sleeve. That 20GB of hard drive space is no mean feat either, although with games getting bigger seemingly by the hour, and with those like The Elder Scrolls Online taking up far vaster expanses of our drives in recent weeks, 20GB is beginning to seem less outlandish. Still, you might have to have a bit of a spring clean if you're pushed for space.

Techland has been pushing pretty hard on the "next-gen console" side of marketing their game; we're hoping upon hope that this doesn't translate into lousy optimization on PC.

Based on these preliminary requirements, what sort of specs do you think we will be needing for the game's final launch? Is your current rig looking fit to cope with it? Tell us what you think of these specs by leaving a comment.

 

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17:56 Feb-24-2014

I think I can run it on tweaked high :)
Amd since NFS Rivals requires 8 GB RAM and I don't get freezes at all on max settings, I should be set for this game too

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16:09 Feb-24-2014

Hopefully a single R9 290X should be enough to max this game out at 2560x1080 that my new monitor LG IPS 29EA93 is gonna have. Fingers crossed. Dont really want to go CF route.

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13:22 Feb-24-2014

great, another game i should play on low.. -_-

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16:00 Feb-24-2014

I know that feel bro :'(

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16:56 Feb-24-2014

you know what? i just gave you a thumb for the sole reason you know how that feels.. XD.. T_T.. XD.. T_T..

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23:56 Feb-23-2014

The predicted specs seems reasonable. Looking forward to the game!

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07:37 Feb-24-2014

Reasonable when compared to your rig anyway...

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13:01 Feb-24-2014

Don't be so offensive. I was merely referring to the specs of this game compared to many other new titles like, Metro Last Light, Thief, Titanfall, Battlefield 4 etc. Most new titles are going to need a nvidia gtx 500 series (or AMD equilvant) or higher to max out all the eye candy in many new titles. Also the predicted minimum specs are not that crazy directx 10 and 512 vram should be something most folkes can manage IMO. :)

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09:20 Feb-26-2014

Chill my friend... I didn't take offense at all... Just admiring your beast...

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17:31 Feb-26-2014

It's all good my friend, didn't want to sound like a douche :)

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12:24 Feb-24-2014

your rig will easily max this game

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23:36 Feb-23-2014

I think I'll be okay for playing this game. :)
It'll be interesting to see if this game will be as pretty as they make it out to be.

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19:58 Feb-23-2014

Do you think that with intel HD Graphics 4600 I can run it?

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23:36 Feb-23-2014

Probably not even at low, much less at that resolution, sorry but if you want to at least run it in low, you need to change your GPU, at least an AMD or a Nvidia one, your CPU is alright though

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07:20 Feb-24-2014

Check out Nvidia's new Gtx750ti ( as low as $110) and the R7 265x, really low price cards (low 100's) with pretty good bank for buck.

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19:01 Feb-23-2014

High for me no doubt. Thx ;)

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19:55 Feb-23-2014

highfive

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10:07 Feb-24-2014

high ten

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17:26 Feb-23-2014

I hope to run it!:)

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17:51 Feb-23-2014

With that Intel HD 4000 mobile good luck.
I have an Intel HD 4000 (Desktop version) and it's damn picky on what it wants to run and won't xD

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17:24 Feb-23-2014

good, i want something to challenge my rig, other that planetside 2 with its piss poor optimizations

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16:35 Feb-23-2014

this game is basically dead island, and the graphics arnt much different either, so i doubt it will need a gtx670, id say 560 or 660 max

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17:52 Feb-23-2014

In terms of graphics it does look better than Dead Island to me.

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17:53 Feb-23-2014

agreed

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16:10 Feb-23-2014

Wow this looks seriously good lets see how i can run it when the game hits the shelves on 31st march..:D

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15:03 Feb-23-2014

This is running on Chrome engine, so i wont believe that this would be super demanding.

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15:10 Feb-23-2014

True story

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14:28 Feb-23-2014

The difference between the recommended CPU and GPU is just.. weird.

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14:24 Feb-23-2014

wow for this game ♥

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