Anthem's full system requirements have been released

With BioWare's multiplayer sci-fi shooter Anthem now about a month and a half away, Electronic Arts has posted the finalized PC system requirements. Unsurprisingly, the minimum required specs aren't too far off what was needed to take part in the closed alpha that ran in December, although the display adapter requirement has been dialed back somewhat. The short version is that if you took part in the alpha and it ran acceptably, you're going to be fine.

Minimum: 

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX-6350
  • RAM: 8 GB 
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 760, AMD Radeon 7970 / R9280X
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB 
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 50 GB of free space
  • DIRECTX: DirectX 11

 Recommended:    

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB 
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060/ RTX 2060, AMD RX 480
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB 
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 50 GB of free space
  • DIRECTX: DirectX 11

There's no indication about what sort of performance you can expect at either level and I'm in no position to guess, but I can say that on a Core i5-6600 with 16GB RAM and a 980 Ti, the alpha ran really well. With all due respect to anyone who rages on Reddit when the FRAPS counter flickers to 59 for a split-second, you won't need overly high-end hardware for a smooth, stimulating gameplay experience.

If that's not sufficiently convincing, you'll have the opportunity to try it yourself prior to release: A demo for Origin Access subscribers and preorderers will take place January 25-27, while an open-for-all demo is set for February 1-3. And in case you missed it, there's a new trailer out today too.