Watch_Dogs – Available For Pre-Order On Steam, System Requirements Are Still Not Final

A couple of hours ago, the Steam page for Ubisoft’s upcoming open-world title, Watch_Dogs, got launched via which players can pre-order the game. Watch_Dogs PC comes with a 17% discount and while some PC system specs have been listed, it seems that they are not the final ones.

According to the Steam page, players will at least need:

  • OS: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8 (Please note that we only support 64 bit OSs.)

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66Ghz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.0Ghz

  • Memory: 6 GB RAM

  • Graphics: DirectX 11 graphics card with 1 GB Video RAM – Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5770

  • DirectX: Version 11

  • Hard Drive: 25 GB available space

  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers

Sound familiar? That’s because they are EXACTLY the same specs that Watch_Dogs’ creative director, Jonathan Morin, revealed on March 6th. As Morin said, these are the rumored minimum PC specs:

“IntelCore 2 Quad Q8400 2.66Ghz or AMDPhenom II X4 940 3.0Ghz,
1024 VRAM DirectX 11 Shader 5.0
SCard: DirectX9
25 GB”

As for the Steam Recommended Requirements, let’s go back to October 2013:

Recommended Specification

“GPU: DirectX 11 graphics card with 2 GB Video RAM
CPU: Eight core

example 1
GPU: NVidia GTX 560 ti
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770

example 2
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7850
CPU: AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core”

See the similarities? It appears that the Steam page has used those older PC specs instead of the final ones. As Morin has noted countless times on Twitter since March 6th, these PC minimum requirements are not final.

In short, either Morin is lying or the game’s Steam page has listed outdated PC specs.

We’ve contacted Ubisoft and hopefully we’ll get an answer on those PC minimum specs.

Enjoy and stay tuned for more!

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email