Dragon's Dogma 2 - About System Requirements

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PC Gamer thinks PC system requirements are often misleading nowadays:

Dragon's Dogma 2 is an object lesson in how system requirements pages are failing PC gamers

And that's especially true where games are released on Steam.

There have been some major PC games released these past couple of months. In February, we got Helldivers 2, Pacific Drive, and Sons of the Forest came out of Early Access. This month, it's been Dragon's Dogma 2 and the PC-port of Horizon Forbidden West that have garnered all the headlines. They're as varied as you can get, in terms of performance, gameplay, and features.

But they all have one thing in common and that's 'system requirements' - a list of PC components the publishers claim are needed as a minimum or ones that they recommend. The time I've recently spent testing the performance of Dragon's Dogma 2 (as well as Pacific Drive, Sons of the Forest, and Horizon Forbidden West, just because I wanted to) has reminded me an awful lot of developers know very little about PC hardware and although this is something I've know about for a long time, and experienced first hand, it's still a surprise that the industry hasn't got better at this.

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First time I agreed with PC gamer. As it feels like they don't test PC enough, or they end up bloating the requirements. Maybe it's not that easy with so many rigs. :unsure:
 
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Interesting that Capcom put "expected performance" in their requirements.
 
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I still think it was the switch to open world that threw them off. None of their other recent games had performance issues or high requirements despite using the same engine.
 
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