Titanfall PC Requirements Outed By Vince Zampella

Titanfall PC Requirements Outed By Vince Zampella

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If you plan on playing Titanfall on your PC, this is what you'll need to bring to the table.

PC gamers are very much like the heroic American astronauts who strode across the surface of the moon: We do this not because it is easy, but because it is hard! If we wanted to just buy a game - like, say, Titanfall - and play it, we'd do it on a console. But we don't!

Having established that, we can now move on to the minimum requirements for the PC version of Titanfall, tweeted earlier today by Respawn Entertainment boss Vince Zampella. It's just the basics, but it's all you really need to know.

  • 64-bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1
  • AMD Athlon X2 2.8GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
  • 4GB RAM
  • Radeon HD 4770 or GeForce 8800GT, 512MB VRAM

It's actually not all that terribly imposing as PC specs go, but of course that's the bare minimum that will get you through the door and a better experience will obviously be had with better hardware. And if you really are any sort of PC gamer, what are you doing with an Athlon and a GeForce 8800 anyway?

Zampella also tweeted that Respawn is "talking about" a Mac version of Titanfall and "would like to see it happen," but if it does it won't be until after the game is released. Titanfall comes out on March 11 for the Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.

Source: Twitter (Vince Zampella)

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Very reasonable minimum requirements I think, and nothing particularly surprising here. I imagine I'll be able to run this on near it's max settings. If I buy it or not though remains to be seen. As of net nothing has made me itch to buy it.

Pretty much the same specs as my current clapped out, creaky, hamster powered machine. Getting a new one in a week or 2 so should be able to get a lot out of this if I decide to play it.

Not sure if this good news for PC gamers or a damning indictment of the power that the next gen consoles bring to the table.

Ah... the good old 8800 GT.

Isalan:
Pretty much the same specs as my current clapped out, creaky, hamster powered machine. Getting a new one in a week or 2 so should be able to get a lot out of this if I decide to play it.

Not sure if this good news for PC gamers or a damning indictment of the power that the next gen consoles bring to the table.

The xbox is a very much underpowered, the PS4 is only slightly more powerful. But it isn't always about hardware, the xbox was underpowered last generation compared to the PS3 and it did really well. But the PS3 was more expensive for the longest time, where as now the PS4 is cheaper than the xbone, and is more powerful.

Nice to see a "next gen" title with reasonable min requirements

Isalan:
Not sure if this good news for PC gamers or a damning indictment of the power that the next gen consoles bring to the table.

Don't forget Titanfall is primarily a 360 game running on the Source Engine, it's being built to work on tech from 2004 and should in no way be considered a 'next gen' game. Obviously the Xbone/PC versions will look better, but the 360 is far and away the lead market.

Of course this isn't necessarily a bad thing, pretty much everyone and their dog should be able to play it and get a good frame rate. Since it's on Source it should have a nice high server tick rate too, which ought to help Respawn in their apparent quest to aim the game at the competitive crowd in a way DICE have completely failed to with Battlefield. Assuming they don't cock it up and make the ranked games P2P lobby only like Call of Duty does.

Something I find interesting is that Titanfall is looking like it's been quite a cheap game to develop. I don't mean that in a derogatory way, but between buying in Source, the low player cap and the graphics so far looking quite unambitious (versus say, CryEngine or Frostbite games) it seems clear (to me) that EA haven't simply thrown giant wads of money at this project. Perhaps this was part of Respawn's plan, with a lower than average budget it gives them some leeway to avoid the cash grabbing EA is so fond of. It may give them some more creative and timing control too since there isn't that huge investment to 'protect' in the vein of recent EA success stories like BF4 and The Old Republic. Or maybe I'm miles off and this cost even more than Battlefield 4...

Steven Bogos:
Ah... the good old 8800 GT.

Funny thing is, I have an 8600M GT that worked well with games such as Fallout 3 until I somehow damaged the fixture that holds the heat pipe over it, and now can barely run anything that came out after 2004 without overheating. But that laptop's been retired for over a year now.

As for the requirements? Doesn't surprise me in one bit. this is a game that runs on Source, so it's had the time and constant attention to become very well-optimized and handle resources much better compared to other engines.

Mr Ink 5000:
Nice to see a "next gen" title with reasonable min requirements

Reasonable? REASONABLE?????

This thing runs on a fukken relic! I call bullshit on these "minimum" requirements. Minimum to get past hardware install limit verification, I'll wager.

Whoa... So my quad core i7 and nVidia GeForce GT 330 should still be able to run this game! I was not expecting that!

CrossLOPER:

Mr Ink 5000:
Nice to see a "next gen" title with reasonable min requirements

Reasonable? REASONABLE?????

This thing runs on a fukken relic! I call bullshit on these "minimum" requirements. Minimum to get past hardware install limit verification, I'll wager.

Unlike CoD Ghosts I am fairly sure that this game actually USES the RAM

truckspond:
Whoa... So my quad core i7 and nVidia GeForce GT 330 should still be able to run this game! I was not expecting that!

Laptop or desktop?

Desktop version, you can play Crysis on that, no joke.

Laptop version, good luck.

fix-the-spade:

truckspond:
Whoa... So my quad core i7 and nVidia GeForce GT 330 should still be able to run this game! I was not expecting that!

Laptop or desktop?

Desktop version, you can play Crysis on that, no joke.

Laptop version, good luck.

Laptop version. It can still play Crysis at 1024x768 on medium just fine

i actually never payed that much attention to this game but from what i saw on youtube, it does look pretty neat. and the requirements are are actually ok. so i know i can run it pretty smoothly on my rig. i will keep an eye on it.

fix-the-spade:

Don't forget Titanfall is primarily a 360 game running on the Source Engine, it's being built to work on tech from 2004 and should in no way be considered a 'next gen' game. Obviously the Xbone/PC versions will look better, but the 360 is far and away the lead market.

Couple of counterpoints, if I may:

Respawn is only handling the Xbox One and PC builds of the game. The 360 version has been outsourced. And, until Respawn was surprised by the exclusivity deal between EA and Microsoft, they were primarily talking about the PC build.

Also, yes, the game is built on the core of the Source Engine. However, Respawn rebuilt the engine from it's core to be better suited to what they wanted it to do. Likewise, just because it's the Source Engine at it's core doesn't mean it's not "next gen".

There are swaths of new game engines that are built almost entirely on older engines. The Cry-Engine, Frostbyte, and Unreal Engine are all built upon the core of the predecessors. Hell, all current versions of Call of Duty run on modified versions of the Quake 3/id Tech 3 engine.

Still, I agree that, while it may not be Respawns primary focus per se, the 360 version is almost assuredly going to be the primary market for this game. The install base alone all-but guarantees this.

Huh. I thought this was going to be exclusive to Xbone and Windows 8. That was the primary reason I tuned out on info for it, having neither an XBone nor a machine running Win8.

Isalan:

Not sure if this good news for PC gamers or a damning indictment of the power that the next gen consoles bring to the table.

Well, it's only the minimums. Hard to tell anything from that yet.

Zachary Amaranth:
Huh. I thought this was going to be exclusive to Xbone and Windows 8. That was the primary reason I tuned out on info for it, having neither an XBone nor a machine running Win8.

It's also being released on the Xbox 360, though I'm not sure if you have one.

Evonisia:

It's also being released on the Xbox 360, though I'm not sure if you have one.

I do, which would probably be the version I'd try given the Origin requirements for the PC version.

Maybe this means the recommended might not kill my PC after all which is good because I want to play this game without being told I need to throw more money into my Desktop.

CrossLOPER:

Mr Ink 5000:
Nice to see a "next gen" title with reasonable min requirements

Reasonable? REASONABLE?????

This thing runs on a fukken relic! I call bullshit on these "minimum" requirements. Minimum to get past hardware install limit verification, I'll wager.

It's a Source engine game. Of course it's not going to be demanding.

CrossLOPER:

Mr Ink 5000:
Nice to see a "next gen" title with reasonable min requirements

Reasonable? REASONABLE?????

This thing runs on a fukken relic! I call bullshit on these "minimum" requirements. Minimum to get past hardware install limit verification, I'll wager.

have you not seen some of the crazier minimum requirements, for games that'll work on 360,xbone,ps3/4?

I'm quite confident in my machine being able to handle it on ultra settings but we'll have to wait and see. I am pretty sure I'll be getting this game but I've been very hesitant so far with the pre-order.

well, consderring it must run on ancient hardware i guess my 5 year old laptop may run it as well. thought 8600m GT would barely run it. Not that im getting anything from Origin though.

fix-the-spade:

truckspond:
Whoa... So my quad core i7 and nVidia GeForce GT 330 should still be able to run this game! I was not expecting that!

Laptop or desktop?

Desktop version, you can play Crysis on that, no joke.

Laptop version, good luck.

um what? since when is 330 weaker than 8600? My 8600m GT ran Crysis on medium fine. Yes the framerate was a low 20-25 but thats all.

truckspond:
Laptop version. It can still play Crysis at 1024x768 on medium just fine

Fair enough, I take it back.

Nice to see Mac support being considered for what would be a Microsoft exclusive. Indeed, as of late the portents have been boding well for Mac gaming in general.

Adam Jensen:

CrossLOPER:

Mr Ink 5000:
Nice to see a "next gen" title with reasonable min requirements

Reasonable? REASONABLE?????

This thing runs on a fukken relic! I call bullshit on these "minimum" requirements. Minimum to get past hardware install limit verification, I'll wager.

It's a Source engine game. Of course it's not going to be demanding.

Well, that explains the demos where the environment remains totally static despite the alarming amount of robots shooting mini-missles everywhere.

I have an Athlon. :/

I hear it requires Origin so nah, I won't get it.

I'm surprised they didn't lie about the requirements to make the next gen boxes look better. I'm surprised they're even this high, considering an unmodified source engine can run on an HD 3000 and a kerosine powered brick.

probably even get away with an HD 4000 with no problem

 

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