The Demands of a Thief
Thief, the long-awaited and possibly not so faithful reboot to the Thief franchise, is drawing close to its release. With little more than a month left, a surprisingly low amount of actual gameplay has been shown. Apart from the gameplay footage from last year's E3, most of the stuff we've seen consists of screenshots and CGI videos.
But hey, if that doesn't worry you at all, if you still don't think this is a sign of the game likely getting delayed, or released on time but with a less than stellar level of quality, then we have good news! The system requirements are in, and they seem fairly reasonable. This is likely due to the help Eidos have gotten from the programmers at Nixxes, who also helped optimize the PC versions of various other Square Enix games over the past few years.
"Even with the advent of next-gen consoles, for many old-school fans, Thief will always be most at home on the PC. To ensure the best possible experience on the platform, we've teamed up once again with the pros at Nixxes, who previously worked on the PC version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and last year's Tomb Raider. "
The minimum and recommended requirements are as follows:
Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows Vista with platform update
CPU: High-performance dual core CPU or quad core CPU
RAM: 4 GB
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon 4800 series / Nvidia GTS 250
DirectX: DirectX 10
HDD/SSD: 20 GB
OS: Windows 7 or 8
CPU: AMD FX 8000 series or better / Intel i7 Quad Core CPU
RAM: 4+ GB
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD / R9 series or better / Nvidia GTX 660 series or better
DirectX: DirectX 11
HDD/SSD: 20 GB
Let's hope those 20 gigabytes aren't mostly dedicated to in-game CGI videos, but to level-design, AI and gameplay mechanics. Oh, and pretty textures, of course.