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The Evil Within Goes Gold, Recommended Specs Revealed

Bethesda updated its blog on Thursday with news that The Evil Within has finally gone gold, meaning development is finished and the game is entering production. The Evil Within will be made available on Tuesday, October 14 in North America and Europe, on October 16 in New Zealand and Australia and October 23 in Japan.

"Congrats to everyone at Tango Gameworks and everyone else that was involved in the process of making the game — your hard work has helped create a survival horror game that we believe people will be talking about for a long time," the Bethesda blog said.

The company also revealed the recommended system specification for the PC version. The list includes a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or Windows 8, an Intel Core i7 processor with four cores or more, 4 GB of RAM and 50 GB of hard drive space. The game also needs an Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 or equivalent with 4 GB of VRAM, a high speed Internet connection and a Steam account for activation.

According to the blog, the company is not producing minimal system requirements. Bethesda warned that it cannot guarantee optimal performance if customers attempt to run the game below the recommended specs. The company also stressed that gamers will need 4 GB of VRAM whether they meet the recommended requirements or not.

Bethesda also noted in its blog that the 50 GB space is only needed for installation; around 41 GB of storage will be used by the game. For the Xbox One, gamers will need 40 GB of space as will PlayStation 4 owners. Those with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 only need 7 GB of hard drive space.

The Evil Within is a third-person survival horror game focused on crime scene investigator Detective Sebastian Castellanos. While examining a gruesome mass murder in a local asylum, he's knocked unconscious and strung up to be slaughtered. After he finds a way to break free, it's up to the player to keep him alive as he struggles to avoid death in a gruesome, horribly frightening world.

We took The Evil Within a spin during E3 2014, which you can read right here.

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  • bgunner
    Does anyone else think 40+ gigs of space needed for a game is excesive? On top of this a 1 gen old / rebagded 7970 or R9 280X does not meet the requirements. Bethesda reall stuck their head in there own poopers this time.
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  • Thaisnang
    4 GB VRAM? Another bad port like Watch_Dogs.
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  • teknomedic
    4GB of vram required? my 780 only has 3GB... lame
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  • colson79
    That doesn't seem right. The GTX 670 they recommend only came with 2 GB of VRAM and a few non reference cards came with 3 GB. There aren't a lot of cards out with 4 GB of VRAM.
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  • dominirican3351
    my 780ti has only 3gb so that means a $700 gpu can't max out a port. GG Evil within you have put yourself at the top of bad ports above gta iv and watchdogs
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  • bgunner
    14249469 said:
    That doesn't seem right. The GTX 670 they recommend only came with 2 GB of VRAM and a few non reference cards came with 3 GB. There aren't a lot of cards out with 4 GB of VRAM.

    This was kinda my point. I have a HD 7970 that the performance is slightly better than a GTX 770 but it is under the requirements because it only came with 3 GB of VRam. Bethesda really screwed the pooch/ stuck their heads in there poopers with this game. The only way to play this game is with a "exteme" gaming system. 4 GB of Vram required please, with specs like this the game will be a money loser for the PC end.
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  • dominirican3351
    This was kinda my point. I have a HD 7970 that the performance is slightly better than a GTX 770 but it is under the requirements because it only came with 3 GB of VRam. Bethesda really screwed the pooch/ stuck their heads in there poopers with this game. The only way to play this game is with a "exteme" gaming system. 4 GB of Vram required please, with specs like this the game will be a money loser for the PC end.

    Even with top of the line specs watch us get capped at 30 or 60fps
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  • teknomedic
    same things I was thinking... few cards have 4gb of vram. looking at the steam database... less than 2% of users have 4gb of vram... with about 14% with "other" listed...even best case that's only around 16% of gamers with 4gb of vram or more.

    who do they plan to sell this too?
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  • skit75
    It will be playable with less than 4GB of VRAM..... they just cannot guarantee "optimal performance".

    Modders have historically made excellent changes to Bethesda games. I wonder if the same could be said for this game, down the road. Either way, I will be skipping this........ it is just not my genre.

    HDD space installation requirements above 40GB mean very little, anymore. Get used to those. Storage is cheap.
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  • teknomedic
    and I suspect the 16% with 4gb or more of vram is extremely unlikely as most of those "others" are likely related to odd "shared ram" numbers thanks to integrated video like the popular intel 4000 (5% or so of steam users)
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