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If your PC case looks like this, then something is wrong.

As well as announcing that The Evil Within has ‘gone gold‘ today, Bethesda has issued some curiously demanding PC specs for the game. The going gold part, of course, means the survival horror title will meet its mid-October release dates (14 October for the US and Europe.)

So, on to those PC system requirements. Bethesda has only posted the ‘recommended’ specs, but for a game that’s also coming to the 360 and PS3, these seem quite steep. The news piece specifically says that you should have a GPU with 4GB of video RAM no matter what. Really? For a cross-generation game? Uh, okay.

Recommended PC System Specifications

  • 64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8
    i7 with four plus cores
  • 4 GBs RAM
  • 50 GB of hard drive space*
  • GeForce GTX 670 or equivalent with 4GBs of VRAM
  • High Speed Internet Connection
    Steam account and activation

*The 50 GB of space required is for the PC install. When the installation is complete, the game will take up ~41 GB of HDD space.

According to Bethesda’s definition of recommended, those system specs will ensure “that your gameplay experience plays as intended by the development team.” Time, and lots of people getting their hands on the PC version on release day, will tell if this is accurate or not.

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