When the first screens for Asteroids Outpost came along it was a bold reminder of just how far we've come. In 31 years gaming has progressed from five-sided polygons drifting around a 2D space to a multiplayer survival sequel in which players must battle for resources and colonise asteroids, building vast bases and claiming vast swathes of territory.
Two games in the same series, two very different experiences - Asteroids: Outpost is the latest effort from Atari at revitalising its old brands. The cynical among us might look at it as slapping a gaming classic on a flavour of the month genre, but deep down we know we all want to be deep space miners, staking claims and defending against invaders. Before you set up your pitch though, you're going to have to find out whether your PC is up to the task with the official Asteroids Outpost system requirements.
Asteroids: Outpost Minimum System Requirements
- OS: Windows 7 32-bit
- CPU: Intel Core i3-530 2.9 GHz or AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core 2.3 GHz
- RAM: 4 GB System Memory
- GPU: GeForce GTX 275 or Radeon R7 250X
- HDD: 4GB available space
- DX: DirectX 10
Asteroids: Outpost Recommended System Requirements
- OS: Windows 7 64-bit
- CPU: Intel Core i5-750 2.66GHz or AMD Phenom II X6 1035T 2.6GHz
- RAM: 6 GB System Memory
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon R9 280X
- HDD: 8GB Available Space
- DX: DirectX 11
If, like me, you looked at these system requirements with bewilderment, then don't worry, you're in good company. In terms of visuals Asteroids: Outpost isn't exactly anything to write home about; Salty Games is no doubt going for an impressive sense of schedule rather than minute attention to detail. Based on this we'd suggest the system requirements for Asteroids: Outpost, in particular the graphics cards, are a little high.
When Asteroids: Outpost arrives though it'll still be in Early Access so these might indeed be what you'll need initially, which equates to a pretty damn decent gaming rig from the last five years or so as a minimum. With large environments and presumably supported for many, many players it's likely to be the CPU that's hardest hit when playing Asteroids Outpost, so if you've got a decent i3 of Phenom processor you should be set.
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