Being one of the first generational hybrids, Watch Dog has a lot riding on its success. A brand new franchise from Ubisoft at the launch of a new generation is a risk like no other, but the open world action title is already looking promising. Another auspicious aspect is the PC requirements that have been quietly sniffed out.
First to note is that Watch Dogs will only run on 64-bit versions of Windows Vista, 7 and 8. Additionally, a quad-core processor, a DX11 graphics card with at least 1GB VRAM, and 4GB worth of RAM is the bare minimum to run the game. Recommended is essentially double the values: eight-core CPU, 2GB VRAM and 8GB RAM. Lastly, to play Watch Dogs on the “Ultra” setting, it’s encouraged to have GPU greater than the Nvidia GTX 670 and AMD Radeon HD 7970, along with a CPU that of an Intel i7-3930K or AMD FX-9370.
Looking at these values is encouraging as this reminds us that the next-generation push will deliver even more graphical intense games that will have many upgrading their PC systems. Watch Dogs will be out on November 19 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC and Wii U.