Microsoft brings the original, 10-year old Gears of War back to the PC with Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and we now have the rather steep system requirements you’ll have to match in order to play it.

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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition went live on Windows Store for a brief while, showcasing quite a bit of info on the upcoming title, including its system requirements. Windows Central was kind enough to save the details.

The system requirements are nothing to shake a stick at, considering they call for 16 GB of RAM and a GTX 970 merely for a 1080p experience. Hopefully these specs are for 60fps performance. The 4K specs even call for an SSD!

Perhaps most restrictively, the game is based on DirectX 12 alone, and will be exclusive to Windows 10 over the Windows Store. This means you can’t play it if you don’t have a DirectX 12 capable card, don’t have Windows 10 or don’t like Windows Store. Going by Microsoft’s previous statement regarding Quantum Break, it seems fairly certain the game won’t be coming to Steam.

Here’s the requirements below:

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR 1920X1080P

  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10 – version 1511
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 @3.5GHz+ or AMD FX 8-core
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM (4 GB VRAM)
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon R9 290X
  • Hard Drive: 60 GB available space
  • DirectX 12

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR 4K

  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10 – version 1511
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 @ 4Ghz or AMD FX 8-core
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM (6+ GB VRAM)
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 980 Ti or Radeon R9 390X
  • Hard Drive: SSD + 60 GB available space
  • DirectX 12

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10 – version 1511
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.7Ghz or AMD FX 6-core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM (2 GB VRAM)
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 650 Ti or Radeon R7 260x
  • Hard Drive: 60 GB available space
  • DirectX 12