When the system requirements for Control were originally revealed through its listing on Epic Games Store, many folks were quite taken aback with what was shown. There were some astonishingly high demands made by the game, so much so that Game Debate crowned it as “the most demanding ever”.
Fortunately, it looks like people fretting about their PCs not being able to handle Remedy’s latest title can now rest easy as the developer has officially revealed that those were simply the recommended specifications for the game and that the bar for entry is a fair bit lower.
For those of you whose machines are on the range of the cutting edge, below are the originally unveiled and recommended specs:
- OS: Windows 10, 64-bit
- Processor: Intel Core i5-7600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660/1060 / AMD Radeon RX 580/ NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (for ray tracing)
- RAM: 16 GB
- DirectX: DX11 / DX12
And for everyone else, these are the minimum demands you gotta meet if you wish to give the game a go when it launches:
- OS: Windows 7, 64-bit
- Processor: Intel Core i5-4690 / AMD FX 4350
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 280X / NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (for ray tracing)
- RAM: 8 GB
- DirectX: DX11
The more relaxed requirements for Control have undoubtedly gifted some of you with relief and, more importantly, excitement to be able to play the game as the days steadily advance to its launch on the 27th of August.