Lawbreakers was sadly one of the lowest profile failures of 2017. It was a decent game that arrived with all the impact of a gone off banana thrown with a broken wrist. After several attempts to get its heart pumping again, development was canceled last week. And here we are, four days later, and develop Boss Key Studios has announced its new project - Radical Heights. It's a free-to-play 80's game show-themed battle royale shooter, seemingly laser targeted at today's hottest gaming trends. Too little too late? We'll have to find out.

For now though, here's the first trailer for Radical Heights which launches in Steam Early Access TOMORROW, along with some fairly demanding system requirements.

Radical Heights Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz or AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870
  • HDD: 6GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11

Radical Heights Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 3 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or Radeon RX 580 4GB
  • HDD: 6GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11

Now, regardless of what you make if Boss Key's about-turn, these system requirements for Radical Heights don't make for pleasant reading, particularly when taking into account from the evidently fairly simplistic visuals. Radical Heights borrows a lot of inspiration from Fortnite, a game which runs on mobile phones.

Instead, to meet the High-Quality settings in Radical Heights at 1080p/60fps, an Intel Core i5-6600K or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 processor are recommended. Both are very capable mid to high-end CPUs. These $180-230 processors will need to be paired with 16GB RAM and a mid-range graphics card such as the GTX 1060 3GB or the RX 580 4GB. For older cards, something along the lines of the GeForce GTX 770 or Radeon HD 7970 should just about cover it.

Fortunately, the minimum system requirements are significantly less demanding, but these will new you Low-Quality settings at 30 frames per second. Considering the incredibly fast turnaround of this project, I suspect it has a long way to go in terms of performance optimisation. The good news is that it's F2P, so if it doesn't run well on your system then at least it's no money lost.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Radical Heights System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Radical Heights GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Radical Heights Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

I can't begin to tell you trepidatious I am of this project but the developers do have the pedigree so they may just pull it off.