Monster Hunter: World system requirements announced

The Monster Hunter: World PC system requirements are out, and it looks like the will run on some fairly old cards if you're not worried about how it looks on low settings. The recommended and minimum specs target a steady 30FPS of performance, but you'll be able to push past that to 60 when the Monster Hunter: World release date arrives next month.

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RECOMMENDED

OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64-bit required)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3770 3.4GHz or Intel Core i3 8350 4GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
Memory: 8GB RAM
Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB VRAM), or AMD Radeon RX 570X (4GB VRAM)
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 20GB available space
Sound card: DirectSound compatible ( DirectX 9.0c or higher)
Additional notes: Mouse, keyboard and game pads (both DirectInput and XInput) are supported. 30FPS at 1080p on HIGH graphics settings.

MINIMUM

OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (64 bit required)
Processor: Intel Core i5-4460, 3.20GHz, or AMD FX-6300 above
Memory: 8GB RAM
Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760, or AMD Radeon R7 260x (2GB VRAM and above)
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 20GB available space
Sound card: DirectSound compatible ( DirectX 9.0c or higher)
Additional notes: Mouse, keyboard and game pads (both DirectInput and XInput) are supported. 30FPS at 1080p on LOW graphics settings.

We also know that visually Monster Hunter: World PC "will have parity" with the Playstation 4 version, but free future updates might give it a boost. The devs "don't have anything to announce" regarding mod support at launch either, but modders might start making changes anyway. Without a Nexus site full of sketchy Barroth nude mods, can we really, truly call it a PC game?