The Sims 4 is coming, as you may have heard, and as we
told you last month
, you'll probably be able to run it as long as you actually own a PC. But what if you want to run it well? That's a bit of a different matter.
recommended system requirements
for The Sims 4 are a big jump above and beyond the minimum spec. This is what you'll need if you want to play the game in all its glory:
Internet connection required for product activation.
64 Bit Windows 7,8, or 8.1
Intel Core i5 or faster or AMD Athlon X4
- HARD DRIVE:
At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
DVD ROM drive required for installation only
- VIDEO CARD:
NVIDIA GTX 650 or better
- SOUND CARD:
DirectX 9.0c Compatible
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Keyboard and Mouse
The Core i5/Athlon X4 seems like fairly heavy stuff for The Sims, as does the GTX 650 video card, but I suppose if you're just "recommending," why mess around? The Sims 4 comes out on September 2.