NViDia have seemingly revealed the system requirements for the latest game in Activision’s Call of Duty powerhouse, and they’re actually rather surprising. The biggest news is that you’re going to need 6GB of ram, which means you’ll also be needing a 64-bit operating system. Oh, and for some reason the game is also demanding 50GB of storage space.
Minimum System Requirements
- OS: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHZ / AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHZ or better
- RAM: 6 GB RAM
- HDD: 50 GB HD space
- Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti / ATI Radeon HD 5870 or better
- Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
- DirectX: 11
- Internet: Broadband connection and service required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet connection required for activation.
Recommended System Requirements
- Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
While a change in system requirements for Ghosts was expected thanks to the immenent arrival of next-gen consoles, I honestly wasn’t expecting a leap to 6GB of ram, especially since even Battlefield 4 is only asking for 4GB and it’s a considerably more demanding game.
What’s more one of the biggest advantages the Call of Duty series has had is that almost anyone can play it thanks to fairly light system requirements. Just think how many people there are not running a 64-bit operating system and just 2-4GB of ram who’ll now have to upgrade or go home.
Hell, my dad is actually a prime example: he’s not a big gamer and Call of Duty hits the sweet spot for him. He can play the series using an older machine on Windows 7 with just 2GB of ram. Upgrading will cost.
Current talk is suggesting that with specifications like these the game is poorly optimised for PC, and glancing at those requirements I find myself agreeing. The game looks pretty nice, but it’s not a big step up for Black Ops II, and certainly isn’t anywhere near the top of the graphical crop, and those that are at the top don’t require hardware like this.
However, keep in mind that these are not officially confirmed system requirements. Thus far Activision have not stated if these are correct or not.