The Witcher 2 system requirements confirmed

The Witcher 2's system requirements have been confirmed, and a new round of screenshots released for the fine-looking RPG.

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Ladies and gentlemen, start your Newegg wishlists. Or not, depending on whether your PC meets The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings' system requirements, which were officially confirmed today by developer CD Projekt RED.

A new batch of screenshots were also released, giving another lovely look into the lovely-looking world of RED's sequel to its unexpectedly lovely 2007 RPG The Witcher. Lovely stuff.

The Witcher 2 is scheduled for a PC release on May 17, having been delayed from a planned March 2011 launch to give "more time to polish the game." It'll be published by Atari in North America. Should the "potential" console editions be made, they'll follow later.

Miminum System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 (32/64-bit)

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+

  • Memory: 1 GB Windows XP / 2 GB Windows Vista and Windows 7

  • Video Card: 512 MB RAM, supporting Pixel Shader 3.0 (Nvidia GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon HD3850)

Recommended System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 (32/64-bit)

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad or AMD Phenom X4

  • Memory: 3 GB Windows XP / 4 GB Windows Vista and Windows 7

  • Video Card: 1 GB RAM, supporting Pixel Shader 3.0 (Nvidia GeForce GTX260 or ATI Radeon HD4850)

Additionally:

  • Sound Card: compatible with DirectX 9.0c

  • HDD: 16 GB of disc space

  • Disc Drive: DVD x8, compatible with DVD9

  • Installation requires administrator access.

  • Game supports Xbox 360 controller for Windows.

System requirements for laptops may differ slightly due to differences in hardware efficiency.

From The Chatty
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    April 5, 2011 6:00 AM

    Comment on The Witcher 2 system requirements confirmed, by Alice O'Connor.

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      April 5, 2011 6:07 AM

      GIMMAH MY GAME!!!!

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      April 5, 2011 6:09 AM

      Hey Alice?

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        April 5, 2011 6:11 AM

        wat.

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          April 5, 2011 6:14 AM

          You should be a party member in an RPG. Think of the discussions and random banter.

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            April 5, 2011 6:15 AM

            Alice + Tiax

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              April 5, 2011 9:21 AM

              Tiax for life! Why does BG2 still have the best rpg characters of all time? "Go for the eyes boo!"

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            April 5, 2011 6:18 AM

            I'd talk about squid all the time and use 'English' words and be condescending ha ha it'd be hilarious.

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              April 5, 2011 6:23 AM

              Until some nancy with long white hair and an 8 foot katana stabs you in the back. Then what?

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                April 5, 2011 6:27 AM

                Nonsense. It would be a 6-man party, Baldur's Gate style. Edgewise as the leader, then Alice, mace, laurgasms, dognose and myself. We'd rule that world within a week. There might be certain alignment issues, though.

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                  April 5, 2011 6:51 AM

                  I now want this BGII mod.

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                  April 5, 2011 7:42 AM

                  Mace's battle cry would be 'FHITA!!!!!!'

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                  April 5, 2011 7:45 AM

                  Isn't that what you have edgewise for though? just get some invisalign shit set up and that will go away.

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              April 5, 2011 6:50 AM

              i miss morning squidussion

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              April 5, 2011 7:45 AM

              Perhaps you could have a Miniature Giant Space Squid?

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      April 5, 2011 6:10 AM

      Sweet, my PC beats all of the recommended requirements. Also cool to see that it supports a gamepad; always a nice option for variety when replaying.

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      April 5, 2011 6:11 AM

      Urgh, I'm barely meeting the recommended specs. :(

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      April 5, 2011 6:22 AM

      The Recommended specs are pretty much the exact computer I own. It's over 2 years old now and still maxing out most games (give or take some AA).

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      April 5, 2011 6:52 AM

      man so many good games this year. I can't wait for this.

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        April 5, 2011 7:41 AM

        I agree :) same here.

        Gona be an awesome year, the next two months are crazy.

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      April 5, 2011 7:22 AM

      Sweet, I picked up the first one during the Steam sale this past Christmas and really enjoyed it. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys RPG games

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      April 5, 2011 7:41 AM

      Is a 5770 above recommended? I easily meet the rest. Just curious.

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        April 5, 2011 8:54 AM

        the 5770 is about equivalent to the 4870, which is better than the 4850, so it should be good.

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      April 5, 2011 7:43 AM

      I hope this is going to knock "good old Bioware" off their pedestal, regardless though, pretty nice year for being a rpg fan/gamer.

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        April 5, 2011 8:01 AM

        This definitely can give them a run for their money

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      April 5, 2011 8:05 AM

      So this is a PC specific game?

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      April 5, 2011 8:31 AM

      I hope as hell this time their engine is optimized, it's barely playable in the Trade Quarter on my current playthrough, it's been a chore.

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      April 5, 2011 9:47 AM

      I'm going to voice some concerns regarding this.

      for one, developer spec info/recommendations pre release have a trackrecord of being bullshit. they solely exist to get some headlines/hype and preorders before the release. rarely do they represent real world performance expectations.
      (what resolution/what framerate etc is untouched).

      so usually i would just ignore this. unfortunately the last preview of a german news site few weeks ago when they visited the local publisher (bandai) raised certain questions regarding the game and the optimization for normal pc compositions.

      i need to elaborate here, while the game apparently played very well with mouse and keyboard the input seemed to be optimized for analog sticks in the mini-games and given the visually very obvious gui decisions and the developer never blinking when they talked about their hopes to port this to the consoles, the low gpu requirement here (4850?) and the quad-optimization seems like a red flag to me as a pc player.

      anyone who has played gta4 on a high clocked c2d will understand that (it ran like ass no matter what gpu).
      the thing is that pc games traditionally have a tendency to be more gpu dependent. most pc builds cater to that fact. look at the steam hardware data and you get the idea.
      usually only badly optimized console ports tend to have higher cpu dependency mainly because *duh* the engine usually catered to console hardware.

      all this of course doesnt have jackshit to do with the game though (still sucks for people who have a "normal" pc compisition with higher gpu than cpu). i have high hopes for it but i will rage if the gui turns out to be invisible war style and the input optimization for minigames isn't fixed.