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Firefall PC system requirements announced

500,000 register for Red 5's ambitious free-to-play shooter.

System requirements for free-to-play PC shooter Firefall are in the wild.

See below for developer Red 5's relatively manageable list of demands:

Minimum

  • OS: Windows XP (32/64-bit)
  • PROCESSOR (AMD): Dual Core @ 2.6 Ghz (Athon 64 x2, Athlon II x2, Phenom II x2)
  • PROCESSOR (Intel): Dual Core @ 2.2 Ghz (Core 2, Core i3, Pentium Dual Core)
  • GPU: DirectX 9 compatible AMD or Nvidia video card with 1GB RAM (AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4550 or Nvidia Geforce 8600)
  • MEMORY: 4 GB

Recommended

  • PROCESSOR (AMD): Quad Core @ 2.8 Ghz (Athlon II X4, Phenom, Phenom II X4)
  • PROCESSOR (Intel): Quad Core @ 2.4 Ghz (Core 2 Quad, i5, i7)
  • GPU: AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4850 or Nvidia Geforce GTS 450
  • MEMORY: 4 GB

The game, which has been in an ongoing beta since September last year, has now racked up 500,000 registered players. More invites are expected to go out soon, and a hefty update is planned for later this summer.

"The feedback and support from our community has been an integral part of the development process," said Red 5 CEO and former World of Warcraft lead Mark Kern.

"We're treating Firefall as a service, which means it's critical that we're continually adding value and fun for players. Having a large and growing community lets us know that we're on the right track. But more importantly, their feedback helps us stay on the right track."

For more on the indie studio's ambitious plans for its sci-fi FPS, refer back to Eurogamer's rabble-rousing interview with Kern from earlier this year.

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