Capcom announces PC release date and requirements for Resident Evil 6

Capcom has announced the release date for the PC version of the latest game in its Resident Evil series, simply titled Resident Evil 6. The game is set to come out on the PC on March 22, 2013. Along with this, Capcom has also announced the PC requirements to be able to run the game.

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Coming to PC in March

 

Here are the minimum required specs to run the game:

  • OS: Windows Vista/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4GHz or better, AMD AthlonTM X2 2.8GHz or better
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 16GB free hard drive space
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS or better
  • DirectX: 9.0c or greater
  • Sound: Standard audio device

Here are the recommended specs to play the game:

  • OS: Windows Vista/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.7GHz or better, AMD PhenomTM II X4 3GHz or better
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 16GB free hard drive space
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or better
  • DirectX: 9.0c or greater
  • Sound: Standard audio device

The PC version of Resident Evil 6 will be released on Steam and will have Steamworks features like cloud saving, Steam achievements, friends support, in-game overlay and leaderboards.

Capcom earlier caught flak for its inclusion of on-disk DLCs in copies of Resident Evil 6. The company later released a statement that made some clarifications about the DLCs and talked about the free ones. According to Capcom Unity, the No Hope Left difficulty setting revealed by modders to be on the disk is set to be a free piece of DLC, along with a new character that adds co-operative gameplay to Ada Wong’s campaign. Capcom also announced that the character skins found on the disks are part of the game’s RE.net service and are meant to be unlocked through completing challenges. Additionally, this update will make Ada's campaign available from the start; currently you must complete all three of the primary campaigns to unlock this bonus.

Capcom issued a statement earlier about the inclusion of on-disk DLC. Speaking with Eurogamer, a Capcom spokesperson admitted that one piece of Resident Evil 6 DLC requires downloaded data and on-disc data to work, but declined to offer specifics. "We still have an unannounced DLC for RE6 that will be revealed in the coming months and while virtually all such content will not be on the disc there will be one piece of content, that for technical reasons, requires the use of a combination of newly downloaded data and data that is included on the retail game disc," the spokesperson said.

The company received flak for a similar move earlier this year with its fighting game – Street Fighter X Tekken. The game included many of the characters that were planned as DLC, on the disk of the game, which irked players a great deal as the characters were already made and playable, and should’ve been included in the game from release without the payment barrier.

You can read our review of Resident Evil 6 here.


Published Date: Dec 22, 2012 01:17 pm | Updated Date: Dec 22, 2012 01:17 pm