Thief’s PC Requirements Are Surprisingly Tame
With the Xbox One and PS4 pushing the boundaries of console games visually, one would expect the bar to be raised a bit in terms of the same titles on PC. The last generation of consoles held back certain visual aspects in games, so those with extremely powerful rigs were sometimes left disappointed by console ports which really didn’t all that cash to work.
Thief could have been the one to kick off the trend of increased PC requirements, but surprisingly the game doesn’t seem to push the bar at all. Despite recommending a Core i7 (which we all know it won’t really make full use of anyway), Thief’s system specs match those of games released even before the PS4 and Xbox One.
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Combine that with the fact that the game’s art technical director Jean-Normand Bucci previously said that the Thief reboot will look better on the PC than on the Xbox One or PlayStation 4, and you’ve just given the Master Race fanboy all the ammunition he, or she, will need for the day.
Minimum System Requirements
- OS:Windows Vista with platform update
- CPU: High-performance dual core CPU or quad core CPU
- RAM: 4 GB
- Graphics Card: AMD Radeon 4800 series / Nvidia GTS 250
- DirectX: DirectX 10
- HDD/SSD: 20 GB
- OS: Windows 7 or 8
- CPU: AMD FX 8000 series or better / Intel i7 Quad Core CPU
- RAM: 4+ GB
- Graphics Card:AMD Radeon HD / R9 series or better / Nvidia GTX 660 series or better
- DirectX: DirectX 11
- HDD/SSD: 20 GB
Not too bad, right? I don’t know, I guess I was just expecting to be a little bit shocked by one of the first Next-Generation vs. PC comparisons of the year, but the fact that Thief is also releasing for Xbox 360 and PS3 most probably held it back a bit too much.
Thief will sneak onto PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC at the end of February.