Currently, CD Projekt RED plans to release the upcoming action role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Windows PC, the Xbox One, and the PlayStation 4 on May 19, 2015. That's four months PC gamers have to upgrade their components before the game hits store shelves. What kind of hardware will you need? Try 6 GB of RAM at the minimum.
According to the developer, the minimum system requirements will require at least an Intel Core i5-2500K (3.3 GHz) or an AMD Phenom II X4 940 processor. On the GPU front, PC gamers will need at the very least the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or the AMD Radeon HD 7870. Other requirements will include 40 GB of hard drive space, DirectX 11, 6 GB of RAM and a 64-bit version of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.
As for the recommended specs, PC gamers will need an Intel Core i7-3770 (3.4 GHz) or an AMD FX-8350 (4 GHz) processor. For the GPU, the specification lists the Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 and the AMD Radeon R9 290. As with the minimum requirements, PC Gamers need 40 GB of HDD space, DirectX 11 and a 64-bit version of Windows 7/8/8.1. However, the recommended specs call for 8 GB of RAM.
PC gamers who purchase the physical copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will not only get the game DVDs, but a CD containing the game's soundtrack. The package will also provide a protective sleeve, a set of Witcher 3 stickers, a detailed map of the game's virtual world, and "Witcher Universe – The Compendium."
The Collector's Edition will have even more goodies. In addition to the contents of the Standard Edition, this bundle will include outer and inner Collector's Boxes for storing all the cool stuff, a hand-painted Polystone figure of Geralt of Rivia, two Gwent card decks, a Witcher medallion, a cloth map and a SteelBook. There's also a book filled with 200 pages of the game's beautiful artwork.
GameStop shows that the Collector's Edition will cost a meaty $149.99, whereas the Standard Edition will cost $59.99. PC gamers who pre-order from GameStop will receive an exclusive Witcher key chain and poster.
Do you have enough horsepower to run The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt? As we've seen throughout 2014, 6 GB of RAM and a 64-bit operating system are becoming the norm in minimum PC requirements. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Assassin's Creed: Unity and Watch Dogs are perfect examples.