Prepare your bandwidth and hard drives, Red Dead Redemption 2’s PC specs revealed

I’ve been reporting all the rumours for Red Dead Redemption 2‘s PC launch and it finally came into reality earlier this week. I called it quite a while ago, but honestly the writing was pretty much on the wall once Rockstar released their own launcher. But if you remember the console version, the game was quite intensive and required a ton of hard drive space. Well, prepare your motherboards boys, because it certainly didn’t get smaller.

We now have the official PC specs for Red Dead Redemption 2 and honestly, they’re not as bad as I initially thought they would be:

Minimum Specifications:

  • OS: Windows 7 – Service Pack 1 (6.1.7601)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB
  • HDD Space: 150GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Recommended Specifications:

  • OS: Windows 10 – April 2018 Update (v1803)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • Memory: 12GB
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • HDD Space: 150GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Most of it is pretty expected except for that eye-watering 150GB of HDD space that the game requires. The game was already 100GB on consoles, so it doesn’t come as much surprise considering the PC version will be packed with a lot more features and textures. Rockstar has also recently highlighted some of the improvements coming to the PC version:

  • New graphical and technical enhancements for deeper immersion include increased draw distances for better navigation
  • Higher quality global illumination and ambient occlusion for improved day and night lighting
  • Higher quality snow trails
  • Improved reflections and deeper
  • Higher resolution shadows at all distances
  • Tessellated tree textures and improved grass and fur textures for added realism in every plant and animal

The recommended specs are pretty modest, if still on the higher end, so I’m thinking a lot of optimisation has potentially gone into the game. One thing is for certain, the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 will be gorgeous as heck and the bliss of 60FPS will also be a huge draw. I’m very much looking forward to seeing how my 1080Ti will handle this game and how I might die from too much beauty being shown at once.

Source: Gamespot

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