The Evil Within System Requirements

Written by Felix Nova on Thu, Sep 25, 2014 10:10 PM
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Bethesda and Tango Gameworks recently announced that their latest title, survival horror game, The Evil Within, has gone Gold. Which basically means they have completed it and its waiting for its release date, which is October 14th in EU and NA, the 16th October for New Zealand and Australia, and finally the 23rd October in Japan. To mark this they have also got in touch to let us know that The Evil Within system requirements have been finalised.

These requirements are a little vague in terms of lower end requirements but they do lean towards some enormous recommended requirements. Getting The Evil Within to run smoothly on your machine is going to take some hefty hardware.

The Evil Within System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 (64 bit)¬†/ 8 (64 bit)
  • CPU: Intel i7 Quad Core or similar (Intel Core i7-4770K / AMD FX-9370)
  • RAM: 4GB of System Memory
  • VRAM: 4GB Graphics Memory
  • GPU:¬†GeForce GTX 670 / Radeon R9 285¬†
  • HD: 50GB

Ok, so other things to point out, these are recommended system requirements for The Evil Within. The game will require Steam activation and it is suggested that a high speed internet connection will be important. Probably to download that 50GB installation file. Once The Evil Within is installed it will actually take up 41 GB of hard drive space and not the 50GB.

You can also see that there is a hefty 4GB VRAM being asked for. We dont know yet how relevant that is, but they make a point with it, thats for sure. An i7 is a top end CPU as well. However, the memory requirement for The Evil Within is only 4GB RAM. I would have expected 8GB to be more inline with the rest of these recommended specs.

If you are interested, the hard drive space required by The Evil Within for each of the consoles is both the PS3 and Xbox 360 will need 7GB of hard drive space. The PS4 and XBox One will each need 40GB of harddrive space.

Looking over The Evil Within requirements further tells us that this year has seen a huge increase in what developers are asking for, with regards to PC system requirements. Obviously this is linked closely to the release of the more powerful new consoles, the PS4 and Xbox One. We will have an article out over the weekend to talk about this topic, get some thoughts from you guys and hopefully shed some light on what is happening out there in the hardware market now and what we can expect to happen in the foreseeable future of PC gaming hardware system requirements.

One thing we know, this twisted game is going to look "gorgeous" (not sure that is the right word here) and might be the perfect title for Halloween next month. Let me know if you would dare sit in alone on the spookiest night of the year, turn off the lights and try to play this with a headset on? I dont think I have the bottle to do it, do you?

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20:13 Sep-28-2014

will i be able to max this game out??

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20:20 Sep-28-2014

Might do Ultra with some AA. You can try maxing it out though, but can't be sure of a good framerate!

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22:08 Sep-28-2014

what? he can max this game.

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23:03 Sep-28-2014

he can max it,but depends on optimisation how smooth he will run it......

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10:38 Sep-29-2014

still that is surely 40+ fps at 1080p :D

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15:03 Sep-27-2014

I bet it can be maxed out with 2GB of Vram just fine.

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16:22 Sep-27-2014

i think you can.....

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12:56 Sep-28-2014

I did not mean myself... just stated that I can bet it can be maxed out by cards witch have 2GB Vram ( depending on the GPU ofc )

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08:49 Sep-27-2014

Seriously...? 4 GB VRAM recommended and you suggest GPUs that can address no more than 2 GB...? It seems like a combination; devs have given up on optimizing and publishers send out system requirements that only the technically illiterate gamers will believe (which is a very fast shrinking demographic by the way - even casual gamers nowadays are very knowledgeable)... Seriously, it feels like the devs and publishers are insulting the intelligence of us gamers...

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09:21 Sep-27-2014

Idk what you mean by "can't address no more than 2GB VRAM", but there is a 4GB version of the GTX 670 & R9-285.

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03:51 Sep-27-2014

Damn WTF is wrong with these games even my PC cant max out? looks like SLI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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22:16 Sep-26-2014

I love ID and all of their engines and innovations, but for pete's sake iD tech 5 is just annoying!!! These Megatextures take up too much space on my drive, RAGE was 45GB, Wolfenstein was 50 or so if I recall correctly, and now we've got The Evil Within to add to the 50 GB club, the sad part is the textures in ALL of the ID Tech 5 games look sub-par to par at best!!! We all know what Id Tech 5 is really capable of but the games would end up being GARGANTUAN I really think until they find a way to reduce file sizes, they should retire it from use, because as of now these games are just a hassle to own...

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22:21 Sep-26-2014

That being said I love iD and everything they do, and I love all Rage and Wolfenstein they are they best shoot 'em ups in recent memory in my humble opinion, but the capacity requirements have just gotten absolutely ridiculous considering those games are fairly SHORT.

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21:48 Sep-26-2014

...and 50GB disk space, where digital gaming are pretending lead us ??

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20:51 Sep-26-2014

Good marketing for a horror game,scaring people with requirements.

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19:56 Sep-26-2014

THIS FREAKIN NEXT GEN is gonna take all our money for Hardware
But this is a good game btw

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16:52 Sep-26-2014

DAAAMN those Graphics!! I hope these are for 4K ressolutions.

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16:03 Sep-26-2014

I am so sick of developers ignore optimization! And were do these CPU requirements come from!?

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16:40 Sep-26-2014

The game isn't out yet. It could be incredibly well optimized for all we know...

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16:42 Sep-26-2014

4770K for ultra? I don't think so.

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16:44 Sep-26-2014

Oookay...

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16:44 Sep-26-2014

It says 4770K right there.

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16:48 Sep-26-2014

I can read Kaankok. I'm just saying that you can't tell how well or how bad a game is optimized just based off of requirements alone. Crysis 3 was a good example... It had super high requirements, but was one of the best optimized games of 2013.

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16:50 Sep-26-2014

You're right there. We'll see how well this game is optimized when it's released.

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16:52 Sep-26-2014

I'm not saying you are wrong. I can see why you think like that, as the track record for games this past year with huge requirements have been a big disappointment...

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17:15 Sep-26-2014

You can be right. Dead Rising 3 had those huge requirements, but I can run it on medium.

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18:55 Sep-26-2014

yeah no reason to panic guys. for all we know this just means that people with super high end rigs can utilize them fully at last. just because me and you wont be able to run it on ultra it doesnt mean its going to look bad ;). technology progresses. a game of today in medium can look a heck of a lot better than a 2 years old game on ultra. i just hope the minimum are going to be reasonable and that the visuals will be of equal quality to the requirements. which means optimization.

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15:14 Sep-26-2014

Developers need to start optimizing there freaking games again, what is going on? Are they just getting lazy? This rarely ever used to happen

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16:41 Sep-26-2014

The game isn't out yet. Can't even test for bad/good optimization.

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15:05 Sep-26-2014

4GBVRAM **** this we dont have money!!!!!!!!!!

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12:21 Sep-26-2014

Oh c'mon, I shouldn't have to worry about games like this with my rig if these will play on the consoles (which fine don't look as good as ultra PC setting but they aren't THAT far off, considering how much more power a decent PC has under it's proverbial 'hood') something really needs to be done about PC optimisation these days, sick of being forced to reduce settings because of horrific VRam req's (I'm looking at you, Watch Dogs -_-).

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09:45 Sep-26-2014

Sigh
Back to skyrim then.

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12:25 Sep-26-2014

haha. your rig isnt that worse :) i have that almost similar rig before and i could run bf4, far cry3, metro series smoothly(medium to high). but maybe my ram is better.

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09:00 Sep-26-2014

This system requirements are ridiculously high.. I have high knowladge when it comes to Graphics Engines and i can say that these system requirements do not meat the lvl of detail in this game! They are a bit exagerated.. they expect people to buy this game and also slap in a GTX 780 and i7 4th generation + 8GB of ram for that lvl of graphics..

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17:08 Sep-26-2014

they are trying to make use of gamer who have monster rigs i think.....so they will fill more alive when playing and thinking wow my 6gb vram is in use :DDD HAHA

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08:23 Sep-26-2014

AH COME OOOON! Isn't the game enough to scare us? Now the requirements are spooky too!

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08:19 Sep-26-2014

These requirements better be for 4K. In all the videos i've seen of this game it in no way looks like it requires those kind of requirements. Very surprised indeed.

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17:10 Sep-26-2014

in future we will need 2gb vram to watch games on youtube on 360p :DDD

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08:17 Sep-26-2014

I can't wait for this game, and also I think does not need to be concerned about this req, 4gb seriously with (that Intel Core i7-4770K and GeForce GTX 670), we can all relaxe.
This 4gb means that game will have much lower req, and this i7 and gtx is perhaps now because of bad optimization.

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07:58 Sep-26-2014

I preordered the fu**ing game and now i am gonna cancel it after looking at the system requirements, i mean game doesn't look that great that it requires core i7 and gtx 670.

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16:28 Sep-26-2014

It isn't always about just the textures. There could be some crazy new tech that will be introduced, akin to Dead Rising 3. I wouldn't be surprised if this will be locked at 30 fps!

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07:23 Sep-26-2014

I'm going to be honest guys, this is complete bullsh!t. 90% of people in the f*ckin' universe don't have 4GB VRAM! These can't be 1080p requirements, it's too ridiculous. If these are for 1080p, I'm loosing all faith in game development :P

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| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i7-7700K 4-Core 4.2GHz Intel HD Graphics 630 Mobile 32GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz GeForce RTX 2080 EVGA XC Gaming 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Zotac Gaming 6GB 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
| 30FPS, 720p
Core i7-5500U 2-Core 2.4GHz GeForce 940M 2GB 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1070 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i5-6400 2.7GHz GeForce GTX 1050 8GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Core i5-9600K 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 6GB 32GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
FX-6300 GeForce GTX 760 24GB
| 30FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
| 30FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 720p
Athlon II X4 640 Radeon RX 470 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 4GB 8GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Core i7-4710MQ 4-Core 2.5GHz GeForce GTX 960M 2GB 16GB
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
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| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-6402P 2.8GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti MSI Gaming X 4GB 16GB
Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core 3.9GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Gigabyte Gaming OC 6GB 32GB
Core i3-10105 4-Core 3.7GHz UHD Graphics 630 4GB