Futuremark released the system requirements for their upcoming zero-g FPS Shattered Horizon.
As a DirectX 10-only title, Windows Vista or Windows 7 will be required.
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 / AMD Athlon64 X2 5600+
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT / ATI Radeon HD 3870
- GPU memory: 256MB
- Hard disk space: 1.5 GB
- RAM: 2GB
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 / AMD Phenom II X4 940
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 / ATI Radeon HD 4870
- GPU memory: 512MB
- Hard disk space: 1.5GB
- RAM: 2GB
It is interesting to note the relatively high CPU requirements. As a general rule, the “recommended” configuration for any game is usually the lowest standard that makes the game truly playable at an enjoyable level of quality, while minimum configurations are generally what it takes to get the game to actually launch.
Futuremark has always been known for pushing the frontier of hardware usage with their 3D benchmark software, and is also known for being unforgiving to anything other than high-end systems. Regarding the relatively high system requirements, Futuremark’s Jukka Mäkinen says,
“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.”
Windows 7 is relatively inexpensive, and with low cost DirectX 10 capable video cards currently on the market, it may be time to upgrade if you want to play Shattered Horizon.