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?