Legendary game developer Keiji Inafune might have become a whole lot less legendary with Mighty No. 9, but when the Mega Man creator helms a game, people inevitably sit up and take notice. Inafune's producing ReCore, out on September 13th from Microsoft. It's an ultra-hard third-person action adventure with intense, core-swapping combat. Before you strap in, check out the official ReCore system requirements and make sure your rig's ready.

ReCore Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R7 370
  • DX: DirectX 11

ReCore Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8370 4.1 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 390

The good news straight away is that ReCore, a first-party Microsoft exclusive, doesn't require DirectX 12. The bad news - ReCore is still only compatible with Windows 10 installations. I've a feeling this is a game ready-made to 'do a Quantum Break' and re-release on Steam at some later point, so if you don't fancy getting dirty in the Windows Store it may pay to wait.

As for the rest of ReCore's system requirements, its positioning as a slightly budget title means it's not quite as graphically demanding as the likes of Gears of War 3 and Forza Horizon 3. The minimum requirements for ReCore very reasonably, with perhaps the CPUs the only things to really stand out. Still, the slow progress of CPU advancements these days means most won't have trouble matching the Core i5-4460 or AMD FX-8350, and as we saw with the Battlefield 1 minimum specs the CPU can usually be undercut with ease.

Up to the recommended and it's quite bizarre to see a Microsoft published title not support DirectX 12 in any capacity. Not that it makes much difference, DX12 has been very disappointing so far. Here we see a double of RAM, no surprise there, and a massive jump to the GeForce GTX 970 and the Radeon R9 390. The former is one of the most popular graphics cards in the world, so hopefully plenty can hit the sweet spot of ReCore's recommended requirements. CPU demands remain the same in truth, further highlighting there's probably lots of wiggle room down near the minimum.

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the ReCore System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the ReCore GPU benchmark chart.