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Guardians of the Galaxy system requirements demand 150GB of disk space (Update: now it's 80GB)

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Update: Eidos Montreal now says that Guardians of the Galaxy will be 80GB and not 150GB.

Original story: System requirements for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy have appeared on its Steam page, and some of the specs aren't that high for a game that's going to launch with a bunch of PC-specific graphical improvements. The minimum GPU requirement calls for a GTX 1060 or a Radeon RX 570, while the recommended GPU is a GTX 1660 Super or an RX 590. On the other hand, you'll need to have 150GB free to install what is probably not a hugely long singleplayer game.

To put that in perspective, it's just ahead of Hitman 2 with all the DLC, which is basically the entire first game as well and comes in at 149GB. Looking at some of the other biggest install sizes on PC, it's still well behind the combined Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone at 231GB, but ahead of Microsoft Flight Simulator, which includes the entire planet Earth and yet is still only 127GB.

Here are the Guardians of the Galaxy system requirements.

Guardians of the Galaxy minimum system requirements 

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows® 10 64 bit Build 1803
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 5 1400 / Intel® Core™ i5-4460
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon™ RX 570
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 150 GB available space
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows® 10 64 bit Build 1803
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 5 1600 / Intel® Core™ i7-4790
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Super / AMD Radeon™ RX 590
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 150 GB available space

Guardians of the Galaxy will be out on October 26. 

Jody Macgregor

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