Core FPS fans across the world are eagerly awaiting the launch of Crysis 2 in March. But can the game be played – smoothly – on current PCs?
And fortunately, it seems as if the restless masses will not be forced to shell out wads of cash just to play the long-awaited sequel.
IMHO, the system requirement specs are actually surprisingly reasonable, which is a good thing, actually, because I really wasn’t looking forward to picking up a tricked-out $3,000+ rig just for Crysis 2, as much as I dearly love the franchise and all things FPS.
So, here are the required system specs (via BluesNews):
- OS: XP / Vista / Windows 7
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 2Ghz or better
- 2 GB RAM
- Hard Drive: 9 GB
- DVD ROM: 8x
- GPU: nVidia 8800GT 512Mb RAM, ATI 3850HD 512Mb RAM or better
- Audio: DirectX 9.0c-compatible
- Keyboard, Mouse or the Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows
Of course, I realize that these requirements are the bare minimum, which is to say gameplay will probably be reasonable, say with minimal lag and drag, but not totally kick-ass.
For example, I personally wouldn’t play Crysis with anything less than 4 GB of RAM, and yeah, I’d probably want to upgrade to a better video card, but it is still good to know that Crytek is looking out for the FPS masses.