Fallout: New Vegas Golden, Specs Revealed

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.

  • Snipergod87
    Those are some pretty low system requirements compared to most other games I have seen...
  • partytime
    I cannot wait!
  • theoutbound
    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.
  • cnox
    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...
  • bhamx2
    Your probs going to be looking at any quad core machine 3gb with a 4850 to be running this on high at high res
  • jerreece
    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. :)
  • jomofro39
    yES! Love me some Fallout. gimme gimme gimme
  • 17seconds
    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.
  • 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. :(
  • sliem
    Shot in the head and still not dead?