Volition announced today that the PC version of Saint Row: The Third won’t be a mere port – like pretty much all of their previous games. Contrary to Saints Row 2, Volition decided to develop the PC version in-house, so that the PC version will be at the same level of playability as the console versions. In addition, the PC version will feature some exclusive features that are detailed after the jump.
According to Volition, the Steam version of Saints Row: The Third will feature the Saints Video Record Mode, allowing you to record and save your most over-the-top gameplay clips, which you are free to share on social media sites and on the game’s official site.
Moreover, the PC version will receive exclusive customization options, including oversized bobblehead masks of characters from Valve’s Team Fortress 2. Interesting idea and the fact that they will be free is a bonus but come on. They are a bit meaningless, right?
Moving on, Saints Row: The Third PC will include AMD Eyefinity support, DX9, DX10, and DX11 support, Crossfire enabled, SLI enabled, advanced depth of field, reflections, and ambient occlusion quality, and, of course, God Rays. Now I have to make it clear that in Volition’s previous game, Red Faction: Armageddon, SLI didn’t work. What’s more frustrating is that Volition didn’t bother with it and ironically, SLI was working fine in Red Faction: Guerrilla. Figures!
Last but not least, Volition revealed the game’s system requirements that can be viewed bellow.
Saints Row: The Third is slated for a November 15th release.
OS: Windows XP Processor: 2GHz Dual Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2) or higher Memory: 2GB System RAM or more Graphics: 320MB Video RAM GPU w/ Shader Model 3.0 support. NVIDIA GeForce 8800 series or better. ATI Radeon HD3800 series or better DirectX: 9.0c Hard Drive: 10GB Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0C compliant sound card or equivalent onboard sound Co-Op Play: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 cards require 640MB of Video RAM. ATI Radeon HD3800 cards require 1GB of Video RAM Online Steam Account
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Processor: Any Quad Core Processor (Intel Core i5 or AMD Phenom II X4) or 3.0+ Dual Core CPU Memory: 4GB System RAM or more Graphics: 1GB Video RAM GPU w/ Shader Model 4.0 support. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 400 series or better. ATI Radeon HD5000 series or better DirectX: DirectX 11 Hard Drive: 10 GB Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0C compliant sound card or equivalent onboard sound
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