Star Citizen demands Kepler GPU for 'full experience'

Chris Roberts wants his new space sim Star Citizen to bring back the glory days of high-end PC gaming. An FAQ on the official site has revealed just how high-end your PC will need to be to run the game when it is finally released.

The FAQ for the game said that "at the moment you will be able to play it on a 4GB dual core PC with a GTX 460 or greater, but not with full fidelity. If you're running an i7 2500, 2600, 2700 or better with a GTX 670 or greater you will get the full experience and we will only scale up from there."

That's quite some fancy hardware necessary to get the "full experience" of the game. Granted, these specs will probably be quite ordinary by the game's planned 2014 release.

If you missed the announcement of the CryEngine-based game, then you'll want to check out Jeff's in-depth preview. Roberts is privately crowdfunding the game to build interest for investors. More than 10,000 people have already contributed $900,000-plus toward the $2 million goal.