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Bloober Team Explains Reasoning for High PC System Requirements of The Medium

Game studio Bloober Team recently shared the official PC system requirements of the upcoming video game The Medium, and they were quite high. They explain their reason for doing so.

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Games1st30d ago (Edited 30d ago )

"We are rendering two worlds at the same time, and if people want to render two worlds with HDR plus ray tracing, it requires really powerful hardware"

I want to see more games rendering two worlds.

angh29d ago

There are much more games doing that to extend, i.e. degrees of separation. Here, they do not render everything at the same time. They calculate whole geometry only once, for half screen resolution, and then apply different textures and lighting to existing wireframe. That is nice, but nothing difficult or crazy. And again, it is not what counts in this type of games - lets see if gameplay, story and so on will live up to expectations.

ABizzel129d ago

The minimum specs aren't bad at all. A 1650 / 1060 is also basically a RX 570 / RX 580 minimum, which basically means this game could have ran on the Pro consoles of last-gen if the CPUs were better than what they are.

I want to know why the games review embargo lifts the day before it launches. Usually, when something like that happens, it's either to avoid spoilers or bad news, and I'm starting to think this is another one of their 4-hour games that would kill hype or cause some to start trolling, or they're afraid the game will score average scores so they want people to have it pre-downloaded, and at least play for a bit so it hits come kind of GamePass time of play criteria.

StoneyYoshi29d ago

@Abizzel1
"The minimum specs aren't bad at all. A 1650 / 1060 is also basically a RX 570 / RX 580 minimum, which basically means this game could have ran on the Pro consoles of last-gen if the CPUs were better than what they are."

You forget the part where they recommend an SSD for the game as well even for the minimum settings. It's not just the CPU thats the limiting factor. The SSD Speeds is also one of the reasons they can instantly render a second world.

Tacoboto29d ago

We'll find out soon enough if rendering two worlds at once really is interesting.

Personally, I'd rather hold a trigger or button to show the alternate reality full-screen, instead of cutting my screen in half. But hey, this weekend I'll get to try it out on the Series S on a big 4K OLED in 1080p30fps, yippee.

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GameZenith29d ago

At least they are being honest and not trying to sugarcoat anything

Piggeroni29d ago

What? Those aren't high requirements for minimum spec, that's a quad core. I would always recommend either having near recommended spec or above. That said, a 3700x does seem slightly on the high side for recommended. But it's no big deal. Anyone wanting high frames with a high refresh rate screen would be gaming with a 3070/3080 or 6800/6800XT GPU at 1440p anyway.

I managed to bag an Intel Optane 905p 960GB from Scan recently for £420, that thing has insane 4k file IOPS and wanted to pick one up before they got discontinued. They are near a grand or over everywhere else. Should have bought 2 to resell one! There's already one on eBay for £750, no doubt from the same place i got mine.

Atom66629d ago

"Anyone wanting high frames with a high refresh rate screen would be gaming with a 3070/3080 or 6800/6800XT GPU at 1440p anyway"

Yeah, if we could actually find any one of those, we would haha.

But I agree that minimum specs aren't terribly high. But I'd never recommend people for minimum either.

They need to hurry up with the resupply of the 30's and 6800's.

Recommendation at a 2070 or 5700 is high for what seems like a AA game.

phoenixwing29d ago

Basically a 2070 is a next gen console equivalent so that's the specs they were focusing on is my guess. Welcome to next gen.

WheatBread29d ago (Edited 29d ago )

Those requirements are low, that is a budget gaming pc.

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