BioWare and EA have revealed the minimum and recommended specifications needed to run their upcoming co-op shooter Anthem and it turns out PC players won't be squeezed out of their savings, because even the recommended specs are modest.
Of course, there are several universal requirements that don't care about the extremes, such as 64-bit Windows 10, DirectX 11 and the 50GB footprint. Yes, Anthem will only take up 50GB since most of the data will apparently be kept online.
Needless to say, Anthem will require a persistent online connection, a hallmark feature of this type of games. EA also reminded players that they'll support Xbox One wireless controllers for Windows.
As far as specifications go, on the minimum side of things we're looking at Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX-6350, 8GB of RAM and a choice between Nvidia's GTX 760 or AMD's Radeon 7970 / R9280X. Anthem may not make you upgrade but it does require 2GB of GPU RAM after all.
When it comes to recommended specs, EA recommends Anthem fans to play with Intel's Core i7-4790 3.6GHz or AMD's Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz and 16GB of RAM. As for graphics, we're looking at a choice between Nvidia's GTX 1060 / RTX 2060 and AMD's RX 480, since the recommended specs are gunning for 4GB of GPU RAM.
All in all, even though Anthem will surely benefit from any spare CPU or GPU clocks you may throw at it, it will not be squeezing you for your savings or anything. Even if you find yourself below the recommended minimum line, it seems that a modest upgrade will let you enjoy Anthem, if not in all its glory, then at least in part of it.
BioWare have launched a new Anthem trailer on this year's Consumer Electronics Show 2018 in Las Vegas, USA, showing off some splendid visuals that await players in the in-game world. Of course, if that sort of results is what you're after, you better be leaning towards the recommended part of the spectrum.
You can find EA's official announcement of Anthem's specifications here.