Serious Sam 4 system requirements

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Serious Sam 4, the game no-longer subtitled Planet Badass (opens in new tab), is coming out on September 24. In advance of that, Croteam have put its system requirements out into the world and they're surprisingly a bit hefty on the recommended side, calling for an 8-core CPU and a better graphics cards than even Microsoft Flight Simulator suggested (opens in new tab).

It's not a game we're expecting to look as pretty as, say, Crysis Remastered, but it is apparently going to have "hundreds of thousands" of enemies on screen at once (opens in new tab) thanks to its Legion System, which will obviously have an impact. Here are the minimum and recommended specs, via the Serious Sam 4 Steam page (opens in new tab).

Serious Sam 4 minimum system requirements

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10 64-bit
Processor: 4-core CPU @ 2.5 GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: nVidia GeForce 780/970/1050 or AMD Radeon 7950/280/470 (3 GB VRAM)
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 40 GB available space
Additional Notes: Requirements are based on 720p rendering resolution at 30 FPS

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10 64-bit (1909)
Processor: 8-core CPU @ 3.3 GHz
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: nVidia GeForce 1080/2060 or AMD Radeon Vega64/5700 (8 GB VRAM)
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 40 GB available space
Additional Notes: Recommended APIs include DX12 and Vulkan.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.