Bethesda Outs Modest Fallout 4 Requirements, Release Date

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅09.10.2015 15:14:22



Fallout 4 has been on many a watch-list since it was announced in June but until now a release date was only hinted at. Thankfully publisher Bethesda have finally spilled the beans, along with the minimum and recommended system specifications for PC users.

Minimum

OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz or equivalent
System Memory: 8 GB RAM
HDD/SSD Storage: 30 GB free HDD space
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or equivalent

Recommended

OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
CPU: Intel Core i7 4790 3.6 GHz/AMD FX-9590 4.7 GHz or equivalent
System Memory: 8 GB RAM
HDD/SSD Storage: 30 GB free HDD space
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB/AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB or equivalent

Also requires an internet connection and Steam account to activate.


Perhaps the most noteworthy aspect of the recommendations is just how modest they are, at least on the NVIDIA side of things. The GeForce GTX 550 Ti is from the Fermi era (circa 2011), and was considered entry-level even then. By comparison AMD's HD7870 is the mid-range GPU of a more recent vintage, and could reflect their relatively CPU intensive drivers. This interpretation is backed up by comparatively stringent CPU requirements of at least a quad-core design, with both AMD and Intel capable of handling things with modern and older models.

Also worthy of note is that Fallout 4 will support the XBOX 360 and XBOX One controllers on PC out the box. Other control methods will probably need to be taken on a case by case basis, but in general we'd expect most PC users to be running a keyboard/mouse setup anyway.

Fallout 4 will be available for pre-load in advance of the release date and unlock on 12:01am November 10th (local time) in most regions. The game will unlock on the 12th and 17th in Asia and Japan respectively.

Released alongside Fallout 4 will be the Pipboy App, an iOS/Android/Windows Phone app which provides additional (though not required) in-game information and control.

For more information visit http://fallout4.com.

SOURCE: Bethesda.net

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