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Dying Light System Requirements Updated
Dying Light System Requirements Updated

Dying Light System Requirements Updated

Dying Light has been in the news a lot with some interesting things. With the season pass being detailed, VR support, and many other things, Dying Light has been in the news a lot recently. The PC specs were actually thought to be announced in September, but the developers of Dying Light apparently decided to up the requirements. While the original specs were somewhat doable, the new ones are kind of… absolutely ridiculous. It looks as if Dying Light’s motto for PC has shifted to”Good Night and Good Luck running the game.” The previous specs called for 20GBs of HDD space and  a GPU in the 7900 series/ GeForce GTX 670. Sadly, these specs are no longer accurate and many PC gamers may be concerned at the ridiculousness of the new specs:

MINIMUM:
OS: Windows® 7 64-bit / Windows® 8 64-bit / Windows® 8.1 64-bit
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2500 @3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8320 @3.5 GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM DDR3
Hard Drive: 40 GB free space
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 670 / AMD Radeon™ HD 7870
Sound: DirectX® 10

RECOMMENDED:
OS: Windows® 7 64-bit / Windows® 8 64-bit / Windows® 8.1 64-bit
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K @3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 @4.0 GHz
Memory: 16 GB RAM DDR3
Hard Drive: 40 GB free space
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290
Sound: DirectX® 10

These specs can be viewed on the game’s Steam page. Ridiculous specs seem to be the new fad lately, with Unity, Dead Rising 3, and now Dying Light making these ridiculous claims, while also releasing on consoles. If these specs were even remotely true, the Xbox One/PS4 would actually not be able to run the game on minimum settings. While Dying Light isn’t the first game to make these extremely bold claims, it is a trend that some gamers are getting tired of seeing. These over the top specs generally don’t help gamers know if their system can actually handle the games and dying Light’s specs are no different.

The specs are interesting to say the least. While I really hope these specs are not true, I still can’t wait to try Dying Light. I am hoping my 7970 will run the game just fine, as it did with other games boosting ridiculously high specs, but I guess Dying Light could be a different story. Dying Light comes out January 27th and I currently have my eyes set towards the PC version. I can’t help but be somewhat scared by Dying Light’s new specs though, as they are the scariest thing I have seen about the game to date.

About Christopher Mark Stahler

Christopher is a Contributor at Load The Game and a Community Manager for Project Extract. If he isn't writing about games or playing games, then he's more than likely thinking about, you guessed it, games. Christopher prefers RPGs over all, but isn't opposed to jumping in to just about anything.

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