It was only weeks ago that we learned of the PC requirements for Control. Plastered upon its page at the Epic Games Store, the specs left us somewhat antsy. While the minimum requirements weren’t disastrous, the recommended specs did inspire some sweat, especially for those with mid-tier rigs. Thankfully, developer Remedy has updated the game’s PC requirements, and now they’re much more agreeable.

    Before, the recommended requirements to run Control said you needed a GTX 1080Ti or Radeon VII GPU, with an i5-8600K or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X CPU. However in a fun twist, the minimum specs have become the recommended.

    It’s almost as if the minimum and recommended specs pulled a swap. At least, in a way. So long as you believe that the recommended specs posted earlier were banished to the shadow realm. The minimum specs now require a GTX 780 or R9 280X to run the game. On the other side, the recommended specs now ask for the GTX 1060 or RX580, which were once the requirement for the minimum. Of course, to enjoy that precious ray-tracing, an RTX 2080 or 2080Ti are still needed.

    Updating a game’s system specifications is an unusual move. Granted, there’s a chance Remedy was able to optimize the game a little more before its upcoming launch.

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    A little switcheroo

    The new, “official,” specs are already on display at the Control page on the Epic Games Store. You’ll also find the list at the game’s official website. Here they are in full:

    Minimum Specs

    • CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 / AMD FX 4350
    • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
    • RAM: 8 GB
    • OS: Windows 7, 64bit
    • DirectX: DX11

    Recommended Specs

    • CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660/1060 / AMD Radeon RX 580
    • Ray-tracing: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
    • RAM: 16 GB
    • OS: Windows 10, 64-bit
    • DirectX: DX11 / DX12

    Control will launch onto PC on Aug. 27 as an Epic Games Store timed exclusive. To learn more about the game, check out our hands-on preview.

    Cameron Woolsey
    Cam has been shooting for high scores since his days playing on the Atari 2600. Writing about video games since 2005, Cam has also worked with GameSpot, GamesRadar, and PlayBoy.

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