Bethesda Reveals PC System Requirements and Console Install Space for The Evil Within

on September 25, 2014 8:26 PM

Now that Betheshda’s new horror game has gone gold, they’ve revealed the system requirements of the PC version of The Evil Within. Spoilers: If you have an older system and want to play the game, you might want start shopping for an upgrade.

The requirements are the recommended specs for optimal gameplay as the developers intended it. However, Bethesda has revealed no minimum requirements and stated on their blog that, “We do not have a list of minimum requirements for the game. If you’re trying to play with a rig with settings below these requirements (you should plan to have 4 GBs of VRAM regardless), we cannot guarantee optimal performance.”

Recommended PC System Specifications:

  • 64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8
  • i7 with four plus cores
  • 4 GBs RAM
  • 50 GB of hard drive space*
  • GeForce GTX 670 or equivalent with 4GBs of VRAM
  • High Speed Internet Connection
  • Steam account and activation

Yikes. A four core or more core i7, near 50 GB of install space and a suggested whopping 4GBs of VRAM is a little overkill. I’d have to think that unless the developers meant for me to be playing in 4K with 4GBs of VRAM, that these feel incredibly overestimated. That or the PC version of the game is going to have some lousy optimization.

Bethesda also kindly revealed the install space needed for the console versions of The Evil Within as well. You can take a peak at them below:

  • Xbox One — 40 GB HDD Space
  • PlayStation 4 — 40 GB HDD Space
  • PlayStation 3 — 7 GB HDD Space
  • Xbox 360 — 7 GB

Hopefully you aren’t too loaded up with games, as these 40 GB installs are starting to add up. Good thing you have until October 14th when The Evil Within releases on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC to make some free space for this bloody horror game.

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Andrew was enraptured by video games at a young age by series such as Pokémon and The Legend of Zelda. A self-proclaimed recovered Dota 2 addict, you can find him enjoying the best games that the PC has to offer. Outside of writing about video games, Andrew enjoys binging Netflix, reading a good book and throwing money at anything and everything Star Wars related. He probably finds your lack of faith disturbing.