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Ubisoft reveals Far Cry Primal system requirements

Revealed in October of last year, Far Cry Primal takes elements of the series’ tried-and-tested gameplay, pairing them with some wholly new mechanics and transplanting the whole package to a very different setting. Players will be exploring Mesolithic environments in-game — but they’ll require a fairly recent and decent rig to do so.

Thankfully, the system requirements aren’t all that restrictive. The minimum requirements are only looking for a mid-range graphics card and processor, and the recommended specs are far from unattainable for the average PC gamer. The full specifications are as follows, as reported on the Ubi Blog.

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-550, AMD Phenom II X4 955 or equivalent
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 (1GB VRAM), AMD Radeon HD 5770 (1GB VRAM) or equivalent
  • Hard Disk Space: 20GB

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K, AMD FX-8350 or equivalent
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780, AMD Radeon R9 280X or equivalent
  • Hard Disk Space: 20GB

Ubisoft is also offering some guidance on which video cards the game will support at launch. In addition to those stipulated in the minimum and recommended requirements, the AMD HD 7000, 200, 300 and Fury X series will all be compatible, as will the Nvidia GTX 500, 600, 700, 900 and Titan product lines. Laptop versions of these cards may work, but are not officially supported.

Related: Hands on: Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal breaks from many of the traditional hallmarks of the series, trading its customary exotic modern settings for the Stone Age. It’s also set to make some brave choices in terms of the content being included, as unlike previous installments, it won’t feature any multiplayer content.

However, the novel mechanics being brought to the table and its well-realized Stone Age setting might well be enough to make Primal a compelling diversion for the franchise, much in the same vein as 2013’s Blood Dragon. Far Cry Primal is set to release for the PC on March 1, 2016 — one week after it’s unleashed on consoles.