Remedy has lowered the system requirements for the action game Control. Compared to the first, only in the Epic Store published information is now much weaker hardware for the minimum set as well as the recommended system configuration called.
All that remains the same are the memory requirements, which should be 8 or better 16 gigabytes in size, as well as the operating system, which has to be a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or Windows 10.
Old instead of new hardware for the minimum
Minimal is now only an old bulldozer processor from AMD with only two modules and four cores required. The FX 4350 is called the counterpart to a Core i5-4690 of the Haswell generation, which has four cores. Previously, Remedy called another Ryzen 3 1300X and the Core i5-7500, which can count much faster.
To the same extent, the developer reduces the requirements for the graphics card. From a Radeon RX 580, after all, a current middle-class model, is an old Radeon R9 280X, whose chip was introduced as Radeon HD7970 in 2011. In the Nvidia camp, a current GeForce 1060 turns into a GTX 780 introduced in 2013. Both of these maps are in the absolute entry-level performance range.
Recommendations slimmed down
Only a system that corresponds to the current middle class is recommended for Control. Ryzen 7 2700X and Core i5-8600K with eight and six cores, respectively, become older Ryzen 5 1600X and Core i5-7600K with six respectively four cores. A Radeon VII, AMD's GPU flagship, and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, equivalent to the RTX 2070, become GeForce GTX 1660 or GTX 1060 and Radeon RX 580. For Raytracing effects, the game will need RTX instead of RTX 2080 only one RTX 2060.
Control will be released exclusively on the Epic Store on August 27th.