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    The demands aren’t high, but it’s still a looker.

    As Transistor ebbs closer to its 20 May release date, Supergiant Games releases some minimum PC specs and a few more details. Supergiant’s second title (after the excellent Bastion) probably won’t be too demanding on your machine, although a requirement for Windows 7 or later might prevent a few older boxes from running it.

    Here’s what you’ll need at the very least to get Transistor going:

    OS: Windows 7 or newer
    CPU: 2.6GHz Dual Core CPU or greater
    RAM: 4GB or greater
    GPU: 1GB Video RAM or greater, e.g. Intel HD Graphics 3000, Nvidia 9400 GT, AMD HD 5450
    Hard Drive Space: 4GB free

    The game will require Steam to run, and includes a few Steam-related features as a result.

    Full controller support & fully remappable controls
    Steamworks support including cloud saves, achievements, & trading cards
    DRM-free: You can play the game offline if you want

    I’d imagine some would disagree with that “DRM-free” aspect since you do need Steam to get the game running to begin with. Strictly speaking, that’s some DRM.

    Anyway, on the very same page that describes these PC-related aspects, it’s now possible to pre-order Transistor direct from Supergiant. It’s still a Steam key, but this way they should retain more of the money. It’s also possible to acquire a copy with a digital version of the game’s soundtrack. That’s likely to be a good listen, if Bastion was anything to go by.

    Peter Parrish

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