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Crackdown 3 system requirements have been revealed

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Picture of Terry Crews playing Commander Jaxon in Crackdown 3
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Microsoft folks have released the official system requirements in a somewhat odd manner as they didn't make an official announcement, but simply crammed them into a gallery of an article regarding Crackdown 3 news. They don't look too bad.

Crackdown 3 will launch on 15 February 2019 and considering it's a Microsoft exclusive, it will arrive at the same time on PC and Xbox One. Players will be able to get the game the good old fashioned way - by buying it or subscribing to Xbox Game Pass which will grant access to Crackdown 3 regardless of which platform one might be playing it on.

Most of you probably came to see whether your rigs can handle Terry Crews' biceps though, so here we go. CPU minimum requirement is not particularly harsh as Intel users will need an i5 3470 while AMD fans will need an FX-6300. It is quite puzzling, however, since i5 3470 is both more powerful and three times the price of FX-6300 according to user benchmarks.

Both are old and relatively inexpensive CPUs though, and therefore fit the minimum requirement description without ripping a hole in your wallet. Recommended CPUs are at least i5 4690 or AMD FX-8350 which are baseline for most games these days, suggesting proper optimisation.

GPU department dictates a minimum of 750 Ti or Radeon HD 7850, both of which used to be mid range GPUs at the time of their launch, 2014 and 2012, respectively. Recommended requirements do dip into high-end-of-their-time GPUs though, as GeForce users will need a GTX 970 while AMD fans will need an RX-480. Optimisation seems well done in this department too, as the GPUs tend to give near-identical performance and both are several years old, meaning you should be able to go into nutty FPS ranges at maximum settings with your GTX 1070 or 1080 / 1080 Ti.

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RAM requirement is capped at 8 GB as expected, since the game is featured on Xbox One consoles, but it doesn't breach that limit even on recommended requirements. Unfortunately, the picture with the requirements doesn't show the file size but that shouldn't be much of an issue, with today's standards of having one or two TB hard drives and even SSDs getting fairly high storage capacities without leeching every last coin out of our pockets.

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RAM requirement is capped at 8 GB as expected, since the game is featured on Xbox One consoles, but it doesn't breach that limit even on recommended requirements. Unfortunately, the picture with the requirements doesn't show the file size but that shouldn't be much of an issue, with today's standards of having one or two TB hard drives and even SSDs getting fairly high storage capacities without leeching every last coin out of our pockets.

Here is the full list of minimum and recommended requirements, for clarity:

Minimum system requirements
OS: Windows 10 64-bit
CPU Intel i5 3470 / AMD FX-6300
GPU: GeForce 750 Ti / Radeon HD 7850
RAM: 8GB

Recommended specifications
OS: Windows 10 64-bit
CPU Intel i5 4690 / AMD FX-8350
GPU: GeForce 970 / Radeon RX 480
RAM: 8GB