Undoubtedly one of the more bizarre E3 2018 game announcements, The Quiet Man is a story-driven cinematic action game designed to be completed in a single gaming session. Like a fusion between games and movies. In it, you play as Dane, a deaf man who must uncover how and why the singer Lala was kidnapped by a masked man. Square Enix has announced today that The Quiet Man will be coming to PC and PlayStation 4 on November 1st.

Which, er, feels tantamount to suicide for any game that isn't AAA. That's the week after Red Dead Redemption 2, and just days before Fallout 76 and Hitman. It sounds as if Square Enix is just sending The Quiet Man out to die.

As well as that all-important release date though, we've also got the PC system specs for The Quiet Man. A word of warning though, lest you be tempted to slap down the cash for a pre-order - we have not heard many positive things about The Quiet Man whatsoever, so maybe take a wait-and-see approach.

The Quiet Man Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-750S 2.4 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 750 Ti or Radeon R7 370
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 40GB Available Hard Drive Space

The Quiet Man Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500S 2.7 GHz or AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 6 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or Radeon RX 480 8GB
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 20GB Available Hard Drive Space

The Quiet Man appears to be a fairly demanding game, I'm sure you'll agree. In reality, though, Square Enix has claimed 95% of the game will actually be FMV cut-scenes, so there'll be precious little gameplay to actually worry about. When you are playing The Quiet Man, it seems to be a relatively rudimentary beat-em-up that won't be overly reliant on a silky smooth frame rate.

Despite the lack of actual gameplay, there is a big performance delta between The Quiet Man's minimum and recommend specs. The higher you can crank the graphics settings the more seamless the transition from FMV to gameplay, but other than that it should run just fine with a minimum spec rig. 

Square Enix has said the minimum system requirements for The Quiet Man will hit 1080p / 30fps on Medium graphics settings, while the recommended system requirements for The Quiet Man can achieve 60fps @ 1080p on High graphics settings.

And one last thing; The Quiet Man uses Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM in an attempt to prevent piracy.

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