Watch Dogs is Ubisofts brand new title, set in the digitally connected Chicago. As Aiden Pearce, the player uses the character's advanced hacker skills to manipulate the open game world.

Watch Dogs is a next gen action adventure that looks beautiful. Watch Dog system requirements have been spotted and it looks like it may require a beast PC to be able to run it...

Watch Dogs System Requirements

These following WatchDogs specs were published on Ubisofts sales site, Uplay. But were taken down again after a handful of hours. They have since been said to not be the official WatchDogs System Requirements.

We will update as soon as the new requirements are passed through to us, for now though we will let you see what they mistakenly put up on the web.

Watch Dogs Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows Vista (SP2) 64bit, Windows 7 (SP1) 64bit or Windows 8 64bit

CPU: Quad Core Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 or AMD Phenom X4 9750

CPU CORES: Quad Core CPU Min Requirement

RAM: 4GB of System Memory

GPU RAM: 1GB graphics card memory and DX11 GFX card

GPU: NVidia GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5770

DX: Direct X 11

HD: 20 GB of free hard drive space

AUDIO: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers

NET: Broadband service required for WatchDogs multiplayer modes

 

Watch Dogs Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows Vista (SP2) 64bit, Windows 7 (SP1) 64bit or Windows 8 64bit

CPU:  Intel Core i7-3770 or AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core

CPU CORES: Eight Core CPU Rec Requirement

RAM: 8GB of System Memory

GPU RAM: 2GB graphics card memory and DX11 GFX card

GPU: NVidia GTX 560 ti or AMD Radeon HD 7850

DX: Direct X 11

HD: 20 GB of free hard drive space

AUDIO: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers

NET: Broadband service required for WatchDogs multiplayer modes

 

Watch Dogs Ultra System Requirements

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K or AMD FX-9370 Eight-Core

RAM: 8GB of System Memory

GPU: Nvidia GTX 670 or AMD Radeon HD 7970

 

Ultra Performance rigs that meet the Watch Dogs Ultra Requirements are described as having no problem in running Watch Dogs.

So thats some meaty game requirements right there and its likely to encourage a fair number of us to start questioning the capabilities of our current mid range rig.

One of the interesting turn of events is that Watch Dogs is one of the first games to really start calling for more powerful CPUs in a game. Thats a good thing as it has been too long where GPU has been the only factor driving forward gaming hardware.

These requirements were passed through by one of our attentive members, who spotted the requirements posted up on an official source and I wanted to remind everyone that we are grateful for that. Sometimes we do not always get the requirements handed to us as swiftly as we would like by our friends in the publishers and having our community also help is really cool. So thanks goes to IvanCRO and anyone else who is awesome enough to keep us informed.

One final point, the official requirements are now removed from the public Ubisoft source, which implies they may still be getting tweaked, which is probably the other reason our contacts at Ubisoft have not confirmed them to us yet. So be aware that slight changes may be imminent, but we feel that these Watch Dog requirements may be due some tweaking.

We will update as soon as we hear more.

Dont forget to check if your rig can run Watch Dogs on our Watch Dogs System Requirements Tool.