Up For Debate - What do you think will be next year's recommended system requirements?

Written by Chad Norton on Sat, Aug 29, 2020 5:00 PM
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As the next generation of PC hardware slowly comes to us, so too do the next generation of consoles. Usually this means a relatively sharp incline in PC system requirements for games, and inevitably at some stage we feel the need to upgrade. So whilst a lot of us have been rocking the GTX 1060 lately, it seems to be that a lot of games are soon going to break the GTX 1060 barrier for most of the recommended requirements.

So system requirements are going to go up, that’s a given as technology gets better and games get more demanding, but what do you think will be the typical recommended requirements for next year? Will they be a pretty steep increase? Or will it not be as bad as we think?

For instance, the staff here have been chatting a bit, and some of us believe we’ll be seeing the recommended requirements jumping up to an RTX 2060, whilst others believe it will just increase to a GTX 1070, or even just a GTX 1660. Some of us have been debating whether or not the 1060 will be considered the majority of minimum requirements (we’ve already been seeing this in some next-gen games like The Medium's PC system requirements).

Maybe we’ll see an expansion of system requirements? No longer constrained to just the minimum and recommended, some games have already been doing this giving us an extra 4K or ray tracing-specific tier of hardware, Like The Medium above or even DOOM Eternal's Ultra-Nightmare system requirements.

Obviously games developers and publishers will want as many people to play their game as possible, so we shouldn’t see anything too outrageous. Hell, even this year’s Crysis that is Microsoft Flight Simulator (whilst having some performance issues) recommends a GTX 970, with the RTX 2080 listed as an ‘ideal’ spec.

So what do you think will be next year’s recommended requirements? Will they be much higher? Or only just a little? What kind of hardware will we need to play at the best settings? And will we see the typical system requirements list getting expanded for more variety? Let’s debate!

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10:59 Aug-30-2020

Quantum Computer for a Flight Simulator made with Cry Engine

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00:05 Sep-01-2020

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08:10 Aug-30-2020

;-; 1060

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07:50 Aug-30-2020

I'd say RTX 2060 is accurate, 2060 super at a push. Problem is, as consoles are aiming for 4k, it's hard to determine what will be necessary for your average 1080p gamer until we actually have some games. Are the big console games going to push higher graphical fidelity at 30fps, or will 60fps be the new norm?

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22:28 Aug-29-2020

I think next year will have some increase in requirements, but I do think it will be that transitional year, where a lot of games try to be on both generations, to not miss out on profits and thus will be developed with old systems in mind. But as we move on to fully next gen games, there I think we will see bigger bump in both requirements and use of raytracing, as well as hitting SSDs hard.

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03:39 Aug-30-2020

Exactly. Maybe we can get away with GTX 1070 for the first 2 years,but there is no way it will last throughout the whole next generation. More like 2070/2080

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03:41 Aug-30-2020

And 8-core CPUs will become the norm as well as NVME memory

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17:56 Aug-29-2020

1660 ti+R5 2nd Gen is my guess.

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17:55 Aug-29-2020

AMD needs to release competitive gpus asap.

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08:10 Aug-30-2020

im hoping man.. :/

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17:47 Aug-29-2020

I would say something between 1660 and gtx 1070

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17:06 Aug-29-2020

I'm going to say 1660 6GB as a min on average...Ram 16GB and a 1TB hard drive or don't even bother installing multiple games...

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