Post by Eorl @ 03:34pm 03/10/13 | 24 Comments
Update: Forum user Mordecai has pointed out that the below specifications are not true, with Ubisoft's Graphics Technical Director for Watch Dogs Sebastien Viard confirming via Twitter that the "real specs will come out soon and will be lower than these." Good news for those who may have feared for their computers.
Ubisoft has accidentally revealed the PC specifications for their upcoming open-world title Watch Dogs through the Uplay store, however has now pulled the page but not before NeoGAF was able to save the details.
According to the page Watch Dogs on PC will only be supporting 64-bit operating systems, a new trend that seems to be gaining pace thanks to other titles like Battlefield 4's open beta. The game also looks to be requiring some newer tech, outlining that the minimum specifications needed to run Watch Dogs are a DirectX 11 GPU with at least 1GB of VRAM, a quad core CPU and at least 4GB of RAM. Example GPUs include a NVidia GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5770 and a Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 or AMD Phenom X4 9750.
For those wanting to hit the recommended specifications, you'll be looking at a DirectX 11 card with at least 2GB of VRAM, an eight core CPU and 8GB of RAM. Examples given for GPUs are the NVidia GTX560 ti or AMD Radeon HD 7850 and for CPUs the Intel Core i7-3770 or AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core CPU.
Not to be outdone, those who want to push to "Ultra" specifications will be in need of at least 2GB of VRAM on a DirectX 11 GPU, at the very least eight cores for your CPU and also 8GB or more. An NVidia GTX 670 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 will be handy examples of GPUs hitting that specification, and Intel Core i7-3930k or AMD FX-9370 Eight-Core for CPUs.
Is your computer ready to handle the streets of futuristic Chicago? Or will it burst into flames at the sight of the game? Let us know in the comments below.