Take a gander at the system requirements and what enhancements PC players can expect.
Tomb Raider is a mere 10 days away from release. To sate the curiosity of PC gamers who really love it when developers put effort into PC ports, Crystal Dynamics went ahead and announced the nitty gritty details of their newest game.
Crystal Dynamics has partnered with Nixxes Software to port Tomb Raider to PC. Nixxes is a company that specializes in porting games and they have a long standing relationship with Crystal Dynamics. They’ve recently been responsible for other Square Enix PC titles such as Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Hitman: Absolution. Needless to say, they do a damn good job and PC gamers can sleep a little easier knowing they are handling the port. Barring any unseen troubles during development we can pretty safely guess what the best version of the game is going to be.
According to their Tumblr, Tomb Raider features the same enhancements you’d expect to find in any modern PC game: higher resolution textures, tessellation, bokeh depth-of-field, higher LOD quality and a large amount of scalability options to help the game run on older computers. The PC version runs on Steamworks, so if that’s not something that interests you you’re out of luck there.
The full set of system requirements can be found below.
Minimum system requirements for PC
- Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista,7,8 (32bit/64bit)
- DirectX 9 graphics card with 512Mb Video RAM: AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT, nVidia 8600
- Dual core CPU: AMD Athlon64 X2 2.1 Ghz (4050+), Intel Core2 Duo 1.86 Ghz (E6300)
- 1GB Memory (2GB on Vista)
Recommended system requirements for PC
- Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
- DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM: AMD Radeon HD 4870, nVidia GTX 480
- Quad core CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 565, Intel Core i5-750
- 4GB Memory