We're only weeks away from what has felt like an eternal wait for Watch Dogs. Aiden Pearce's adventure felt like it was nearly upon us late last year, until it was delayed just weeks before release.

Watch Dogs will be arriving in stores worldwide come May 27th, nearly seven months after its intended release. We brought you Watch Dogs system requirements way back then, and you may remember how mind-blowingly they were. The final Watch Dogs system requirements are now with us, so check out the specs below to see if your gaming rig is up to the task...

Watch Dogs Minimum System Requirements

OS: Win Vista SP2 64bit / Win 7 SP1 64bit / Win 8 64bit

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66Ghz / AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0Ghz

RAM: 6GB of System Memory

Hard Drive: 25GB

GPU RAM: 1024 VRAM and DX 11 capable GFX with Shader Model 5.0 capable tech

GPU: NVidia GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5770

DirectX: DirectX Version 11

Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card

Supported Cards At Time Of Release: nVidia GeForce GTX460 or better, GT500, GT600, GT700 series; AMD Radeon HD5850 or better, HD6000, HD7000, R7 and R9 series Intel Iris Pro HD 5200

Watch Dogs Recommended System Requirements

OS: Win Vista SP2 64bit / Win 7 SP1 64bit / Win 8 64bit

CPU: Eight-core Core i7 3770 3.5Ghz / AMD FX-8350 X8 4.0Ghz

RAM: 8GB of System Memory

GPU RAM: 2048 VRAM and DX 11 capable GFX with Shader Model 5.0 capable tech

GPU: NVidia GTX 560 ti or AMD Radeon HD 7850

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Whats changed between the last requirements and the current requirements?

Not a whole lot to be honest, much of the requirements remain identical to increase requirements listed late last year. We are almost always right first time, and this pretty much looks to be the case here. Those hoping that the additional development time would go to optimisation of Watch Dogs will be left feeling disappointed.

As system requirements go, these Watch Dogs recommended requirements at about as high as we've yet seen, with some pretty staggering demands across the board. 6GB of memory is required as an absolute minimum, as well as some pretty beefy GPU and CPU demands. 

We now know the amount of space Watch Dogs will take up on your hard drive, being a pretty hefty 25GB install. For those looking to jump into Ubisoft's dystopian vision of near-future Chicago as soon as possible, you'd best get pre-loading. 

If you are not sure then pop over to our Watch Dogs system requirements tool and see if you can run it on your PC.

To have a gander at how the Watch Dogs requirements have changed over the months, be sure to check out our previous two Watch Dogs system requirements articles here and here.

What do you make of these recommended specs for Watch Dogs?

Were you expecting there to be Watch Dogs optimisation with the additional development time?

Let us know!