Bethesda has released the system requirements (PC) for its highly anticipated remaster of The Elders Scrolls V: Skyrim. Aptly called ‘Skyrim Special Edition,’ Bethesda’s upcoming dragon-slayer is said to feature a total revamp of the in-game graphics that’ll make the game worthy of a Fus Roh Dah revisit.
Let’s start with the bare minimum one needs to run Skyrim Special Edition. Back when Skyrim was first released in 2011, the minimum system requirements were as such: a 2.0GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, and a DirectX 9 compatible graphics card. Unsurprisingly, it is much higher this time round, with one having to own either an Intel i5-750 or AMD Phenom II X4-945 processor; 8GB of RAM; and an Nvidia GTX 470 or AMD HD 7870 graphics card.
The same can also be said about the ‘recommended’ required PC specifications of Skyrim Special Edition. The processor listed in under this category is either the Intel i5-2400 or AMD FX-8320. In addition, the graphics card requirement is now increased to either an Nvidia GTX 780 or AMD R9 290.
All of this, however, isn’t really as surprising as taking an arrow to the knee. Knowing how the game will now look significantly better on PC, the increased system requirements seems pretty fair. Skyrim Special Edition will be made available for PC on the 28th of October. Interestingly, Skyrim Special Edition will be free for owners of the old Skyrim game along with all DLCs, or the Skyrim Legendary Edition (more on that here).