Watch Dogs requires 64-bit OS on PC

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After Watch Dogs made its debut at E3 2012, there were more than a few whispers online that the game looked “next generation.” Ubisoft was quitck to put down these rumors and assured gamers that Watch Dogs would be available for the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U. However, earlier this year, Watch Dogs was indeed revealed to be in development for the PS4 and Xbox One.

Of course, all of this is just a roundabout way of saying that those early whispers were correct and that the hardware requirements for the PC version are very steep. Like, requires a 64-bit operating system steep:

Minimum Requirements

  • Supported OS: Windows Vista SP2 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit (This product supports 64-bit operating systems ONLY)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66Ghz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.0Ghz
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Video Card: 1024 VRAM DirectX 11 with Shader Model 5.0
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible Sound Card

Recommended Requirements

  • Processor: Core i7 3770 @ 3.5Ghz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0Ghz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Video Card: 2048 VRAM DirectX 11 with Shader Model 5.0 or higher
  • Sound Card: Surround Sound 5.1 capable sound card
  • Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: Nvidia GeForce GTX460 or better, GT500, GT600, GT700 series, AMD Radeon HD5850 or better, HD6000, HD7000, R7 and R9 series, Intel Iris Pro HD 5200.

Watch Dogs will be released for the PC (and the PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360, PS4, and Xbox One) on November 19.

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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned's Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

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