Ubisoft has announced system requirements and a launch date for the PC verison of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.
It's been a bumpy birth for the PC version of Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, the latest addition to the near-future military shooter franchise. In November 2011 the game was canceled because PC gamers are all a bunch of dirty pirates, but for reasons unknown [but that presumably involved gamer outrage] was then brought back to life in January 2012, although an actual release date remaining out of reach.
But no longer! The PC version of GR:FS will be out on June 15 with exclusive features like high-quality DX11 enhanced visuals with new post-process effects, high-quality assets and a whole bunch of other volumeterrifically tesselationized crappadappa, a simplified and more flexible party invitation system, an online widget that allows access to party, friends and "Ghost Feed" functionality from anywhere, fully customizable keyboard controls [being able to remap your keys is apparently now a "feature"] and more.
Here's what you'll need to take advantage of all this Future Soldiering fun:
- CPU: Intel Pentium D 3.0 Ghz or AMD Athlon64 X2 4400+ 2.2Ghz
- RAM: 1GB Windows XP / 2GB Windows Vista or Windows 7
- Video Card: 256 MB DirectX-compliant, Shader 4.0-enabled video card
- DIRECT X®: DirectX 9.0c
- DVD-ROM: 4x, dual-layer drive
- Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compliant sound card
- HDD space : 25 GB
As usual, the recommended specs are a little higher: an Intel Core2Quad Q9450 or AMD Phenom II X4 940, 2GB RAM for Windows XP or 3GB RAM for Windows Vista and 7, and a GeForce GTX 460 or AMD HD 5850. You'll also need a "temporary broadband connection" to register and activate the game, although Ubisoft makes a point of stating that after activation, no further connection is required unless you want to play online. Coming from Ubi, that's a surprisingly generous approach.