Game developer Capcom officially publishes the minimum and recommended system requirements for the PC version of its forthcoming survival-horror title Resident Evil 7.
Other than the ESRB ratings board's story details for Resident Evil 7, not much else is known about the game in the way of concrete specifics. Despite this being the case, Capcom has at least decided to release the survival-horror game's minimum and recommended system requirements for those intending on playing the title on PC.
According to Resident Evil 7's official Steam page, the PC version of the game won't be asking too much out of fans in the way of hardware and software, but of course, it also all depends on the current state of players' rigs. Not to mention, with the title still being in development, the developer has made a note that the PC specs are subject to change before its release date.
At the moment, Resident Evil 7's PC requirements at their bare minimum aren't too demanding, as players will only need an i5-4460 or FX-6300 and a GTX 760 or R7 260x to run the game at 1080p and 30 FPS. Plus, interestingly enough, the recommended specifications don't appear to be too formidable either, as Capcom is asking fans who want a top-tier experience to have an i7-3770 (or AMD equivalent) and a GTX 960 or R9 280X to play at 1080p and 60 FPS. Those interested in the full rundown for Resident Evil 7's PC specs can find them below.
- OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 64-bit
- Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 2.70 GHz or AMD FX-6300 or better
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260x
- DirectX: Version 11
- Additional Notes: 1080P CPU/GPU at 30FPS. Players will have to either lower texture or set streaming textures to OFF in order to optimize performance. Internet connection required for game activation. The game is still undergoing development, so all PC requirements are subject to change.
- Processor: Intel Core i7 3770 3.4 GHz or AMD or better
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 280X or better
- Additional Notes: 1080P CPU/GPU at 60FPS
Beyond Resident Evil 7's PC version, it seems as if Capcom also has plans to have the game's graphics be as pristine as possible on Sony's forthcoming enhanced console, the PS4 Pro. The developer has stated that RE 7 will definitely support 4K resolution and HDR, as well as other console-exclusive features, but it remains to be seen as to whether or not performance such as frame rates will be improved on the system too, which could have players leaning more toward the game's PC iteration for the time being.
Although it has been revealed that the materials from Resident Evil 7's Beginning Hour demo will not be in the full game, fans of the survival-horror franchise can at least get a taste for the tone of the release and what kind of scares could be included in the final product. However, those who game exclusively on PC and Xbox One are currently incapable of trying out the playable demo, as it's only available on the PlayStation 4. Even so, with Beginning Hour no longer forcing the PS Plus requirement for those wanting to experience it on the PS4, one can only hope that Capcom will eventually make it available for players on all platforms.
Resident Evil 7 is set to release on January 24, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.