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Control PC system requirements revealed to be rather hefty

Published: 10:29, 18 July 2019
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Remedy Games finally revealed the PC requirements for Control, their upcoming title that is set to rival Quantum Break when it comes to bad optimisation since even the minimum requirements list a bunch of beefy components such as GTX 1060.

Remedy Games seem to be running in the Worst Optimisation Candidacy elections once again, following their stint when Quantum Break was released and proved to be running as smoothly as styrofoam over sandpaper. At least on PC, since consoles didn't have as much trouble.

PC requirements for Control have been released on Epic Games Store now and the minimum requirements are anything but modest.

While Intel i7 3770 and AMD FX-8350 are normally enough to run any game that has a console version, this will not be the case with Control since the minimum requirements include i5 7500 or Ryzen 3 1300X.

The optimisation on GPU front is no better really. GTX 1060 and RX 580 are the minimum requirements with RTX 2060 suggested if you want ray tracing. 

If you look closely, you will notice that these minimum requirements exceed the specifications of PlayStation 4 Pro. Control is not exclusive to this advanced version of PlayStation 4 which means it will run on the regular one, which is much less powerful.

Technically, we could give Remedy the benefit of the doubt and believe that the minimum requirements refer to running the game at 1080p with 60FPS but considering their history of poor PC optimisation, we are inclined to believe this is not the case.

Anyway, the minimum RAM requirement is still at 8GB, extended to 16GB for the recommended specifications.

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Speaking of which, recommended specs are also high but those looking for maximum settings and 60+ FPS probably have better rigs than the suggested ones anyway. Disk space is not specified on the .

Here are full minimum and recommended specs for clarity:

Minimum PC requirements

CPU: Intel i5-7500 or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X

GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060 or AMD RX 580


DirectX 11

Recommended PC specification

CPU: Intel i5-8600K or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

GPU: Nvidia GTX 1080Ti or AMD Radeon VII


​DirectX 11 or 12

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