Doom systems specs and launch times revealed

New trailer highlights gore.

Id Software's Doom reboot comes out next Friday, 13th May, and publisher Bethesda Softworks has revealed the PC system specs as well as the exact times you'll be able to start playing.

The PC system requirements are as follows:

Minimum:

  • Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions); Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 or better.
  • 8 GB RAM; 55 GB free HDD space; NVIDIA GTX 670 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or better.
  • Contains a single disc. Download of additional files from Steam (total amount 45 GB) is required to run the game.
  • Requires Steam activation and broadband internet connection for Multiplayer and SnapMap.

Recommended:

  • Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions); Intel Core i7-3770/AMD FX-8350 or better.
  • 8 GB RAM; 55 GB free HDD space; NVIDIA GTX 970 4GB/AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB or better.
  • Contains a single disc. Download of additional files from Steam (total amount 45 GB) is required to run the game.
  • Requires Steam activation and broadband internet connection for Multiplayer and SnapMap.

Bethesda noted that it will provide links next week to the officially supported AMD and NVIDIA drivers.

Time-wise, European players will be able to play Doom starting at midnight GMT, while those in North America will gain access to it at midnight EST. Thus West coasters will be able to play as early as 9pm Thursday night.

Pre-loading will begin 48 hours earlier on Wednesday, 11th May, at midnight. Bethesda noted that the PS4 and Xbox One versions will take roughly 50GB to install.

To commemorate Doom's impending launch, here's a new trailer:

If you pause at 58 seconds in you can see a tribute to the original Doom's iconic cover art.

For more on Doom, here's our Ian Higton explaining nine reasons he's excited for its recently detailed single-player campaign.

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