Unless you’ve been trapped under a high resolution rock for the past few hours, you’ll know that system requirements for Cd Projekt Red’s upcoming RPG The Witcher 3 have been unveiled. In short, they’re a little steep for many PC gamers. Some gamers even took to Twitter to share their delight/disdain for the rather extravagant minimum system specs needed to play The Witcher 3, let alone the recommended specs.
Of course you’ve got the people who are at least a little pleased to see the game requiring a pretty hefty rig.
Glad to see the Witcher 3 required specs are actually quite reasonable compared to some of the crap developers have been claiming is needed. — 네이트 | Mono (@Monosukoi) January 7, 2015
On the plus side, The Witcher 3 basically just provided the serious gaming PC baseline for 2015. On the minus side, _ouch_. — Daniel Nye Griffiths (@D_Nye_Griffiths) January 7, 2015
Witcher 3 PC specs don’t look too insane. Recommended GPU is only GTX 770 or R9 290. Minumum GTX 660/Radeon HD 7870. 6GB RAM min seems fair. — BM Panda (@thebmpanda) January 7, 2015
Then again it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows.
Dem Witcher 3 system requirements tho
— ThatGamerLad (@thatgamerlad1) January 7, 2015
A little comedy manages to find its way into the PC component-checking furor.
*looks at Witcher 3 recommended specs. Smiles smugly. Remembers last night his PC decided to not turn on for some unknown reason. Cries* — Matthew Hanson (@matthanson45) January 7, 2015
It looks like some PC gamers are making their way to the current generation of consoles in light of these huge system requirements.
Witcher 3 PC spec are steep. Looks like I’ll be going PS4 even though I meet minimum. — Max Covill (@Impsndcnma) January 7, 2015
Some gamers are even looking to use The Witcher 3 as a benchmark like they did with The Witcher 2.
Minimum system requirements for The Witcher 3 is an AMD Radeon 7870, ouch — Greg Noe (@firsthour) January 7, 2015
— Eric O’Connor (@pyrandes) January 7, 2015
Looks like my GPU will meet the minimum requirements for The Witcher 3. Unfortunately it doesn’t meet the suggested GPU requirements. — BigHoss (@BigHoss_) January 7, 2015
A handful of PC gamers are a little dumbstruck by the hefty requirements.
Wow. My PC – which flattens pretty much EVERYTHING still – falls below the minimum system requirements for The Witcher 3. — Alexander Webster (@durkonkell) January 7, 2015 It feels like we’ve just hit a huge jump in PC requirements recently. Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4 and now The Witcher 3. — Terry (@albedo777) January 7, 2015
Even the founder of Positech Games got in on the action.
6 gig of RAM and 64bit O/S ***min*** spec for the witcher 3. Are they insane? Does the game look like avatar? what am I missing? — cliffski (@cliffski) January 7, 2015
Is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt a little too rich for your PC’s blood? Are you going to be taking the decision to play this staple PC RPG of the past on a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One? Let us know in the comments down below.