Windows 7 hit retailers today and developers are keen to let everyone know their new titles are compatible with the new OS. The latest game to get the Windows 7 treatment is Futuremark Game Studios’ PC FPS Shattered Horizon.Futurmark have confirmed today that the multi-player space combat FPS will be fully Windows compatible and they also revealed the game’s minimum requirements:Minimum Requirements:Shattered Horizon requires DirectX 10 on Windows Vista or Windows 7. There is no support for Windows XP or DirectX 9.CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 / AMD Athlon64 X2 5600+GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT / ATI Radeon HD 3870GPU memory: 256MBHard disk space: 1.5 GBRAM: 2GBSound: Windows Vista compatible sound cardRecommended Requirements:CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 / AMD Phenom II X4 940GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 / ATI Radeon HD 4870GPU memory: 512MBHard disk space: 1.5GBRAM: 2GBSound: Windows Vista compatible sound cardWith developers now wanting to push the boundaries with their PC titles by utilising DirectX 10 we could be seeing the demise of Windows XP slowly but surely. However, until I know the new Windows is better than the horrible Vista I’ll be sticking with trusty XP.Speaking about the requirement for DirectX 10 Jukka Mäkinen, Head of Futuremark Games Studio, added, “PCs are rapidly leaving the consoles behind when it comes to graphical capabilities. Because Shattered Horizon is being developed exclusively for the PC we haven’t had to make any compromises. Everything, from graphics and controls, through to the interface and dedicated server support, has been designed for PC gamers who love to play FPS games.”

Paul Younger
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