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Shenmue III minimum and recommended PC specs revealed

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Shenmue III developer Ys Net have finally shared the official minimum and recommended system requirements for their upcoming game. The recommended specs are surprisingly demanding and the game will require a staggering 100 GB of space.

After many ups and downs in development and the latest controversy with Epic Games Store exclusivity, Shenmue III is finally arriving later this year. If you're excited for Shenmue III and play on PC, you'll be happy to hear that the developers YS Net have finally revealed the official PC requirements so you can see if your hardware is in line with the game's demands.

The minimum requirements look pretty reasonable but the recommended specs are where Shenmue III gets significantly and surprisingly demanding. For example, to play the game on low settings, you need NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti but the recommended specs list GeForce GTX 1070, which is a card capable of 1440p gaming.

It's the same story for CPU parts. YS Net list Intel Core i5-4460 as a minimum required CPU or a quad-core equivalent while the recommended CPU is Intel's Core i7-7700, which is a four-core, eight-thread part.

You'll also need 16 GB of RAM if you want to play Shenmue III on high settings, though there is no indication on what frame-rates the game will run on PC.

Another thing that raises eyebrows is the staggering 100GB of required free space. With such a high HDD/SSD space requirement, Shenmue III is almost in line with Red Dead Redemption 2, which required 105 GB on launch.

You can see the full system requirements below:

Minimum specs

  • OS: Windows 7 x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 10 x64 (64-bit OS required)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 (3.40 GHz) or better; Quad-core or better
  • RAM: 4GB RAM
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti or better (DirectX 11 card & VRAM 2GB Required)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 100 GB available space
  • Sound card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card

Recommended specs

  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit OS required)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-7700 (3.60 GHz)
  • RAM: 16GB RAM
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 100 GB available space
  • Sound card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card

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For more Shenmue III news, read more on Epic Games' decision to fund the cost of all Kickstarter refunds resulting from Shenmue III’s move to the Epic Games store.