Skyrim: Special Edition Has Okayish PC Requirements

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition has officially reached gold status. This means that initial development is now complete and the game is being prepared for manufacturing. In other words, fans don’t have to worry about any delays.

Besides confirming the game’s gold status, Bethesda Softworks also released the PC system requirements of the upcoming remastered version. The required hardware is hardly surprising. Many have been confusing the Special Edition with modded version of Skyrim. Those users run a ton of mods to make their games look as such, and that demands significant power.

Skyrim: Special Edition though, simply brings textures up to date with a 1080p overhauling. This means remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space, and more. You can’t compare it with the modded versions and hence the reason the PC requirements are just okay and nothing extraordinary.

Minimum Specifications

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit)
  • CPU: Intel i5-750/AMD Phenom II X4-945
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 12 GB free space
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 470 1 GB/AMD HD 7870 2 GB

Recommended Specifications

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit)
  • CPU: Intel i5-2400/AMD FX-8320
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 12 GB free space
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 780 3 GB/AMD R9 290 4 GB

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is promised as a free upgrade to any Steam user who already owns the base-game and its three DLC packs. If you’re missing on any of its DLC offerings, you can purchase them right now to be eligible for the free upgrade. Also know that all DLC of Skyrim is currently available at a sweet discount.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition launches on October 28 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The enhanced version will take about 30 GB of space on PlayStation 4, 25 GB on Xbox One, and 12 GB on PC.

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