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Fallout: New Vegas Golden, Specs Revealed

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Bethesda provided system specs for the upcoming PC version of Fallout: New Vegas

Friday Bethesda announced that Fallout: New Vegas had gone gold and was sent off to manufacturing. Slated for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the upcoming single-player RPG is not a direct sequel to Fallout 3, but instead takes place three years later in 2281. Players take on the role of a courier who was shot in the head and left for dead in a shallow grave while on route to deliver a package.

Along with the “golden” news, Bethesda also released a list of hardware specs for the PC version. However instead of offering two sets consisting of minimum and recommended requirements, Bethesda instead chose to provide a generalized list that don't appear all that hefty. Still, New Vegas is “enhanced” for multi-core CPUs although no specific details were given.

The list is as follows:

  • Processor: Dual core @ 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • HDD Space: 10 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce 6 series or ATI 1300XT series (minimum)
  • OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP

The game was actually developed by Obsidian Entertainment and will be published by Bethesda here in the States on October 19--Namco Bandai will bring New Vegas to Europe on October 22. The PC version will use Valve's Steam for DRM, requiring gamers to set up an account during installation. However Steam will also offer player achievements, cloud save storage, and other features.

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    PhunkySKunk , October 5, 2010 6:52 PM
    WeldenDowdAre they CRAZY, no one has a PC THAT powerful! I'm tired of these elitist devs screwing over us loyal PC gamers. My 512mb RAM isn't up to the job anymore.


    I'm going to go out on a limb an hope you are being sarcastic...
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    Snipergod87 , October 5, 2010 6:01 PM
    Those are some pretty low system requirements compared to most other games I have seen...
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    partytime , October 5, 2010 6:05 PM
    I cannot wait!
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    theoutbound , October 5, 2010 6:06 PM
    Amazing news and it's great to see that it doesn't require anything insane just to run it. I hope it lives up to it's predecessors.
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    cnox , October 5, 2010 6:06 PM
    I'm glad this isn't a sequel...Not to spoil or anything, but the way the first one ended for our hero, I really didn't want to continue playing any of the expansions...donno why I just felt the story was over and so who cares...
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    bhamx2 , October 5, 2010 6:07 PM
    Your probs going to be looking at any quad core machine 3gb with a 4850 to be running this on high at high res
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    jerreece , October 5, 2010 6:18 PM
    From the screenshots I've seen, it doesn't look any prettier than the original Fallout 3. So the specs should be about the same would be my guess. Sounds like maybe all they did was make it multi-core friendly perhaps?

    Should still be a fun game to try out. The original was fun for a while. :) 
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    jomofro39 , October 5, 2010 6:19 PM
    yES! Love me some Fallout. gimme gimme gimme
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    17seconds , October 5, 2010 6:35 PM
    Gotta love how they were so faithful to the look and feel of some of the best post-apocalyptic movies. Of course Mad Max and the Road Warrior come to mind. But the film "A Boy and His Dog" was clearly the inspiration for the dog companion in the game.

    I'm glad they are making it Windows 7 compatible, but it sounds like Steam needs to be running in the background in order to play.
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    Anonymous , October 5, 2010 6:39 PM
    Are they CRAZY, no one has a PC THAT powerful! I'm tired of these elitist devs screwing over us loyal PC gamers. My 512mb RAM isn't up to the job anymore. :( 
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    sliem , October 5, 2010 6:42 PM
    Shot in the head and still not dead?
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    Prey , October 5, 2010 6:48 PM
    GO IRISH RUGBY!!!
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    aford10 , October 5, 2010 6:49 PM
    Quote:
    Are they CRAZY, no one has a PC THAT powerful! I'm tired of these elitist devs screwing over us loyal PC gamers. My 512mb RAM isn't up to the job anymore. :( 


    Don't get too upset with the game developers. With 512MB of RAM, that's barely enough to run vista or W7 well.
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    PhunkySKunk , October 5, 2010 6:52 PM
    WeldenDowdAre they CRAZY, no one has a PC THAT powerful! I'm tired of these elitist devs screwing over us loyal PC gamers. My 512mb RAM isn't up to the job anymore.


    I'm going to go out on a limb an hope you are being sarcastic...
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    BluntObjection , October 5, 2010 6:55 PM
    Really not to impressed by the specs so far. I'd really like to see some implementation of DX11.
    The real value of the latest Bethseda games has been the mod ability of them though. It would just be nice to really test out my 5970.
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    bhamx2 , October 5, 2010 7:04 PM
    bluntobjectionReally not to impressed by the specs so far. I'd really like to see some implementation of DX11. The real value of the latest Bethseda games has been the mod ability of them though. It would just be nice to really test out my 5970.


    tbh i dont think devs have it in their best interest to make games that will test the power of a 5970... otherwise we'd have another crysis on our hands meaning mainstream gamers have to wait 3 years to have the hardware to run as it was intended.
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    jazz84 , October 5, 2010 7:32 PM
    To me, those specs say that instead of wasting their time and money primarily on a bleeding-edge visual presentation, the devs actually spent time putting together a full and rich gaming experience. The more studios that take up Crytek's M.O., the less accessible PC games will be to the mainstream.

    I find this refreshing and expect yet another top-notch experience that's still pretty to look at.
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    bhamx2 , October 5, 2010 7:39 PM
    jazz84To me, those specs say that instead of wasting their time and money primarily on a bleeding-edge visual presentation, the devs actually spent time putting together a full and rich gaming experience. The more studios that take up Crytek's M.O., the less accessible PC games will be to the mainstream.I find this refreshing and expect yet another top-notch experience that's still pretty to look at.


    Although i really like good graphics i totally agree.... that said fallout 3's graphics in the port to the ps3 were horrendous lol
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    lejay , October 5, 2010 7:42 PM
    bluntobjectionReally not to impressed by the specs so far. I'd really like to see some implementation of DX11. The real value of the latest Bethseda games has been the mod ability of them though. It would just be nice to really test out my 5970.


    If a game requires too much(crysis) you kids get pissed and if it requires too little you get pissed... You really should spend your time hitting on girls instead.
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    Poisoner , October 5, 2010 7:58 PM
    I am getting sick of console e-peen achievements.
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    tommysch , October 5, 2010 8:03 PM
    lejayIf a game requires too much(crysis) you kids get pissed and if it requires too little you get pissed... You really should spend your time hitting on girls instead.


    No l33t gamer was ever pissed by high system requirements.
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