UPDATE: Watch Dogs PC requirements revealed; time to upgrade?

Sameer Desai
UPDATE: Watch Dogs PC requirements revealed; time to upgrade?

Update: Watch Dogs graphics technical director Sebastien Viard has said that the PC specs listed on Uplay aren't accurate, and that the actual requirements, which will be revealed soon, are lower.

Our sister site MCV UK has more details.

Original story: The Uplay page for Watch Dogs has been updated with the game’s minimum, recommended and ultra PC specifications, and the requirements are far more demanding than expected, even more so than Battlefield 4.

A DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB memory is a minimum requirement. Ubisoft cites the Nvidia GTX 460 and AMD Radeon HD 5770 as examples.

The recommended GPU for Watch Dogs, however, is nothing less than an Nvidia GTX 560 ti or an AMD Radeon HD 7850.

Also, Watch Dogs will only support 64-bit versions of Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Check out the complete minimum, recommended and 'ultra' specs for Watch Dogs on PC.

Minimum Specification

  • Operating System: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8 (64-bit only)
  • Hard drive space: 20 GB
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
  • GPU: DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB video RAM (eg: NVidia GTX 460, AMD Radeon HD 5770)
  • CPU: Quad core (eg: Intel Core2 Quad Q6600, AMD Phenom X4 9750)
  • RAM: 4 GB

Recommended Specification

  • Operating System: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8 (64-bit only)
  • Hard drive space: 20 GB
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
  • GPU: DirectX 11 graphics card with 2 GB video RAM (eg: Nvidia GTX 560 ti, AMD Radeon HD 7850)
  • CPU: Eight core (eg: Intel Core i7-3770, AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core)
  • RAM: 8 GB

"Ultra" Specification

  • Operating System: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8 (64-bit only)
  • Hard drive space: 20 GB
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
  • GPU: DirectX 11 graphics card with 2 GB video RAM (eg: Nvidia GTX 670, AMD Radeon HD 7970)
  • CPU: Latest eight core (eg: Intel Core i7-3930K, AMD FX-9370 Eight-Core)
  • RAM: 8 GB or more

Watch Dogs releases on 22nd November and is also headed to current and next-gen consoles.

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