Dying Light System Requirements Are Insanely High

You're going to need a beast of a machine to play the game according to the official Dying Light system requirements. It doesn't bode well for PS4 & XB1 versions either...

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Imp0ssibl31389d ago

Seriously? That's way too much...

starchild1389d ago (Edited 1389d ago )

Yeah, seriously, those are some high requirements. I will be fine with my GTX 970, but I only have 8GB of system RAM. I hope those requirements are somewhat exaggerated.

Every current gen open world game has been extremely demanding. AC Unity, Dragon Age Inquisition and now Dying Light require some very hefty hardware to max out at 60fps. I bet Batman Arkham Knight and The Witcher 3 will be the same way.

It's just that we are finally starting to get past all the last gen ports and cross-gen games and these newer current gen games are simply more demanding. Open world games in particular are usually a lot more demanding.

Alexious1389d ago

Thing is, 970 is a new and powerful GPU, like my 780Ti.

These shouldn't have a problem for the next 1-2 years, and yet we're already at the point where they might not run every game smoothly and with maxed settings.

Ultimately, it's all in the hands of the developers. I don't believe Batman Arkham Knight and The Witcher 3 to be insanely demanding, though - first one uses Unreal Engine 3, while CD Projekt's FX programmer told us at Gamescom that the game would run fine even on not-so-powerful machines.

Beautiful graphics doesn't necessarily equate poor performance, if the game is optimized.

pumpactionpimp1389d ago

wholeheartedly agree alexious. I shouldn't buy a top end graphics card of the time, then worry a few weeks later if I can even play a game. I have a 7950 w/boost. That card should meet minimums on games for years to come, yet its already borderline on some of these newer games.

It used to be with adjustments that you could have a truely ancient card, and still get away with playing games on min settings. Now it seems devs dont care to optimize their games at all, on any platform, and look for raw power from hardware to compensate for their laziness. Meanwhile they are out making the sequel to what was just realeased.

Quality seems to be a dieing thing.

Tempest3171389d ago

@Alexious @pumpactionpimp
I'm with you 100%. I thought the days of having to buy a new gpu every cycle was over years ago, but they're bringing it back with bad ports and optimization. With specs like this, its like they design it for ps4/x1, then do a straight port and and expect to just brute force it with system specs to overcome lack of coding. It's ridiculous and unnecessary.

thehobbyist1389d ago

AC Unity isn't demanding. It's poorly programmed. Look into it. The highest end computers can't run that well and consoles are even worse. Dragon Age Inquisition suffers from a similar problem but excessively powerful PC's can power through it.

nitus101388d ago

OS: Windows® 7 64-bit / Windows® 8 64-bit / Windows® 8.1 64-bit
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2500 @3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8320 @3.5 GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM DDR3
Hard Drive: 40 GB free space
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 670 / AMD Radeon™ HD 7870
Sound: DirectX® 10

OS: Windows® 7 64-bit / Windows® 8 64-bit / Windows® 8.1 64-bit
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K @3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 @4.0 GHz
Memory: 16 GB RAM DDR3
Hard Drive: 40 GB free space
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290
Sound: DirectX® 10

Personally I don't have any issues with the maximum requirements but the minimum requirements make sure the low to medium (includes PS4 and XB1) PC players are left out. I guess they aren't really interested in selling many copies.

From the article. "Let’s hope Techland does the same with Dying Light, as those are just too high and would severely limit the playerbase."

Dee_911388d ago

my laptop should be able to run this at 4k 240hz 120 fps.
I just updated my windows 98 to xp ;)

Meltic1388d ago

I got the same specs and a weaker CPU. BUT i ran unity and Watch dogs and the other ones FINE with good fps. So i Think this is BS just to sell better graphic cards or hardwares

inveni01388d ago

I've got a 3.8GHz 8-core CPU, 24GB RAM, and a GTX 770. And I don't mind playing at 30fps.

MrCrimson1388d ago

Neither console has 16gb of ram.

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Magicite1389d ago

16GB RAM is absolute overkill.

lfc_4eva1389d ago

16GB is beautiful dude.

I set aside 4GB as a super fast ram drive.
Everything just zips along.

elsuperamigo1389d ago (Edited 1389d ago )

So if i decided to become a pc gamer i have to spend alot of money on graphic cards every 2 year??? No thank you at least console games get better whit time when the developers starts getting all the tricks consoles have hidden ( just compare uncharted 1 to last of us or gta 4 to gat 5) while on pc you have to spend a lot of money to play games at top settings lol

jspsc1231389d ago

go play skyrim on pc. it looks better than any ps4 game so far and its a old game. until you play a good pc you dont know what you are talking about

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Somebody1389d ago

They're talking about system ram, i.e. DDR3, that you stick on the motherboard. Those are the cheapest and easiest PC component you can upgrade at any time.

What people are wary about these sudden increase of system requirements is their real purpose. Does the game really need that much hardware on the PC when it can also play nicely on consoles that use lesser hardware?

Is the game really that graphically advanced that it needs extremely high hardware requirement or is it just a case of devs trying to give a higher number than the other guy. Just years ago many devs said they don't need more than 2GB of RAM on the PC but now each and every one of the devs with big games seems to be trying to top one another by giving higher ram counts.

FastRedPonyCar1389d ago

Grossly unoptimized game incoming?

Only ubisoft throws out insane system requirements and we've seen that's largely due to them hoping that pc users can brute force a decent frame rate instead of their devs actually doing some fucking optimization work.

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ccgr1389d ago

w00t my PC can run it!

boskoz1389d ago

lol that's retarded techland

jay21389d ago (Edited 1389d ago )

I7. 16GB RAM, 2X ATI HD7990's. Life is good for me. Having played this on PS4 at Londons game expo I can tell you the build I played was absolutly fine.

Alexious1389d ago

It's fun indeed, played two years in a row at Gamescom, but they're making some weird choices.

Between the preorder only invasion mode and these requirements, it looks like they're shooting themselves in the foot.

Kane221389d ago

all i can do is laugh. this is way too freaking much and don't come at me with that oh this isnt that much pc crap.

starchild1389d ago

What you don't seem to realize is that games like this will likely be so demanding that the console versions will have pared back graphics, a sub-1080p resolution and perhaps an unsteady framerate that dips below 30fps frequently.

So of course it is going to take a beastly rig to max it out at 60fps. That doesn't mean that you can't get better graphics and performance than the console versions on a fairly modest gaming PC.

Kane221389d ago

i figure someone was gonna defend this crap....the game doesn't even look that good to begin with. im not spending over a $1,000 just to play this one damn game and all the other so called unoptimized "next-gen"games on pc.

Patrick_pk441389d ago

@Kane But people don't spend $1000 to play one game, but multiple games on PC with better performance, graphics, optimization, and mods. You also save more money building a PC than owning a console in the long run.

Meltic1388d ago

Surely you can play it with a gtx 970 card and 8 gb ram with a i5- 3450 cpu and hihger and still play good quality, BUT not 60 fps, meaby 30... like all open World games. Sett the shadow settings lower and u can run this shit good

thehobbyist1389d ago

PC's don't cost $1000. For as low as $500 you can build a PC that blows the PS4 out of the water. Not only that but it's also a PC so you get all the advantages of a computer. Look for yourself

nitus101388d ago (Edited 1388d ago )

Oh really! The lowest price is approximately US$404 and you have not even costed in the operating system or are you a member of the Green Parrot Brigade, Blu-ray/DVD player, extra 4GB of RAM as well as a Keyboard, mouse and possibly a controller.

Of course it does help if you are technically minded to build the PC yourself which is what I would do however the majority of people can't and would have to pay for someone to do this.

BTW. The first specs you gave don't even meet the minimum requirements of the game although the second one @ US$490 just squeaks in.

Note: I am well aware a keyboard and mouse can be purchased very cheaply, however if you are a serious gamer you are going to spend more than a few dollars on those. The article you have given does explain this.

Actually for around $1000 you can get quite a nice high medium end PC and monitor configuration providing you build it yourself.