The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare listing on Steam was updated by Activision to show what PC gamers will need to run the upcoming shooter. Advanced Warfare is slated to arrive on November 3, 2014 for Windows PC, the two Xbox consoles and the two PlayStation consoles. The game will be launched internationally on November 4.
PC gamers will need a 64-bit version of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. They will also need an Intel Core i3-530 clocked at 2.93 GHz, an AMD Phenom II X4 810 clocked at 2.80 GHz, or something better. Gamers will also need an Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 with 1 GB of VRAM, an AMD Radeon HD 5870 with 1 GB of VRAM, or better.
In addition to those requirements, PC gamers will also need 6 GB of RAM, DirectX 11 installed, a broadband Internet connection, and a DirectX-compatible audio component. Also needed will be 55 GB of available hard drive space, which is nearly the same amount PC gamers need for EA’s competing multiplayer shooter, Titanfall.
“We’ve made several key decisions with an eye towards creative excellence on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. We’ve really approached this game differently,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “This is our first three-year development cycle. It’s our first time with Sledgehammer Games at the creative helm. And we’re shaking up the formula in several ways.”
The game takes place in 2054 when a global attack on the planet’s military and infrastructure has left them in ruins. A private military corporation emerges to rescue humanity from a “devastated” world that’s fighting to rebuild. Players take on the role of an advanced soldier who has a “cutting-edge” exoskeleton that provides him/her with unique abilities.
Customers who pre-purchase the Day Zero version will have access to the game one day earlier than everyone else. The company is also offering the Digital Pro Edition, the Atlas Limited Edition and the Atlas Pro Edition. Additional information about the pre-purchase packages can be found here.
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and wow 55gb of memory. 10 years ago, that was the size of a hard drive.
If it's anything like the last CoD, it will be a horribly optimized port with ridiculously inflated recommended specs to try to sell more GTX 980s and Haswell E i7s, despite the fact the game will run like crap regardless of what you have.
Seems odd to me, there is a large performance gap between the GTS 450 and a Radeon 5870. Is it that badly coded for AMD cards that it needs so much more horsepower?
and I bet you a beer that a $150 GPU will max it out. The graphics look rubbish.