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Bulletstorm PC specs revealed

Bulletstorm PC specs revealed

Bulletstorm is being developed by People Can Fly and is set for release on 22nd February, 2011.

Epic Games has announced the recommended and minimum hardware requirements for the PC version of upcoming shooter, Bulletstorm.

Developed by People Can Fly and published by Electronic Arts, Bulletstorm is an over-the-top FPS where players are encouraged to find creative ways to kill enemies in return for points. It'll boast a singleplayer, multiplayer and four-player co-op mode and will be released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Due for release on February 22nd, you can check out our Bulletstorm preview for more information on the game, or just glance at the specs below.

Recommended Bulletstorm System Requirements
QuadCore 2.0 CPU
2GB RAM
512MB Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or ATI Radeon 4870

Minimum Bulletstorm System Requirements
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2 CPU running at 1.6 GHz
256MB Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS or ATI Radeon 2400 Pro
1.5GB RAM

You'll also need 9GB of hard disk space, plus a 16 speed CD/DVD drive.

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Centy-face 11th January 2011, 11:15 Quote
Dual core and quad recommended seems a little excessive for UE3 but it looks like they are really pushing the engine so that's something.
adam_bagpuss 11th January 2011, 11:16 Quote
why have you listed borderlands PC specs isnt the game bulletstorm ?
CardJoe 11th January 2011, 11:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by adam_bagpuss
why have you listed borderlands PC specs isnt the game bulletstorm ?

Whoops! Will fix!
Mattmc91 11th January 2011, 12:04 Quote
Will you need a 16 speed CD drive? surely this would be DVD, and also there's bound to be digital versions of this.
thelaw 11th January 2011, 12:44 Quote
"Bulletstorm is an over-the-top FPS where players are encouraged to find creative ways to kill enemies in return for points"

That will surely be down to the how dynamic the game is and what is user interactive in a game map, IE what is usable as oppose to backgrounds, sounds fun thought.
veato 11th January 2011, 13:56 Quote
What's a QuadCore 2.0?
Kiytan 11th January 2011, 15:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by veato
What's a QuadCore 2.0?

Better than a Quadcore 1.9 :P
veato 11th January 2011, 15:34 Quote
I presume they mean 2.0GHz although I didnt think there was a quad core rated that low?
SaNdCrAwLeR 11th January 2011, 15:48 Quote
yet again... let's put these games with low-end specs so that the development team doesn't have to work too hard on the PC version...
dactone 11th January 2011, 16:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Kiytan
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Originally Posted by veato
What's a QuadCore 2.0?

Better than a Quadcore 1.9 :P

hahahahahahaha!
pimonserry 11th January 2011, 16:23 Quote
Excellent news, I'm hoping to play this on my laptop
Bede 11th January 2011, 17:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by SaNdCrAwLeR
yet again... let's put these games with low-end specs so that the development team doesn't have to work too hard on the PC version...

Stop bitching, at least this doesn't look like COD:BLOPS where it is optimised so badly for PC that you need an i5/i7 just to brute force through...
eddtox 11th January 2011, 17:39 Quote
I do think that having more quality titles capable of running on more average hardware would make a huge difference to the state of PC gaming. As things stand, having a quality multiplayer pc gaming experience with someone in your household would set you back nearly £2000, as opposed to £3-700 for handhelds/consoles.
frontline 11th January 2011, 19:16 Quote
I will be buying a Zacate E-350 based system just to run this.
Eiffie 11th January 2011, 21:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bede
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Originally Posted by SaNdCrAwLeR
yet again... let's put these games with low-end specs so that the development team doesn't have to work too hard on the PC version...

Stop bitching, at least this doesn't look like COD:BLOPS where it is optimised so badly for PC that you need an i5/i7 just to brute force through...

Agreed, I got an I5 - 750 running at 4ghz and BLOPS still gives me weird hick-ups every now and then. I really had high hopes for that game, that it would somehow rectify the problems of MW2 on PC but it just brought it's own issues along with it.
deadsea 12th January 2011, 01:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by eddtox
I do think that having more quality titles capable of running on more average hardware would make a huge difference to the state of PC gaming. As things stand, having a quality multiplayer pc gaming experience with someone in your household would set you back nearly £2000, as opposed to £3-700 for handhelds/consoles.

Is computer hardware really that expensive over there?

I can easily do 2 sets of i5 with 460s for around half of that. Less if i really went to squeeze on the non necessary stuff. No wonder so many love consoles there.
Yslen 12th January 2011, 02:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by deadsea
Quote:
Originally Posted by eddtox
I do think that having more quality titles capable of running on more average hardware would make a huge difference to the state of PC gaming. As things stand, having a quality multiplayer pc gaming experience with someone in your household would set you back nearly £2000, as opposed to £3-700 for handhelds/consoles.

Is computer hardware really that expensive over there?

I can easily do 2 sets of i5 with 460s for around half of that. Less if i really went to squeeze on the non necessary stuff. No wonder so many love consoles there.

You don't even need that much for gaming. A sub-£70 phenom II will suffice for most things - BFBC2 runs fine on mine.

You could spend even less on a gaming machine if your only goal is to have a better experience than you would on a console :P
eddtox 12th January 2011, 11:50 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by deadsea
Is computer hardware really that expensive over there?

I can easily do 2 sets of i5 with 460s for around half of that. Less if i really went to squeeze on the non necessary stuff. No wonder so many love consoles there.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yslen
You don't even need that much for gaming. A sub-£70 phenom II will suffice for most things - BFBC2 runs fine on mine.

You could spend even less on a gaming machine if your only goal is to have a better experience than you would on a console :P



Remember that I'm not just talking about the CPU/MOBO/RAM/GPU. I'm talking about the whole cost, including cases, monitors, speakers, keyboards, mice, desks, chairs, windows, games, all capable of running games at reasonable settings at 1080p.
Zeus-Nolan 12th January 2011, 23:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by eddtox
Quote:
Originally Posted by deadsea
Is computer hardware really that expensive over there?

I can easily do 2 sets of i5 with 460s for around half of that. Less if i really went to squeeze on the non necessary stuff. No wonder so many love consoles there.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yslen
You don't even need that much for gaming. A sub-£70 phenom II will suffice for most things - BFBC2 runs fine on mine.

You could spend even less on a gaming machine if your only goal is to have a better experience than you would on a console :P



Remember that I'm not just talking about the CPU/MOBO/RAM/GPU. I'm talking about the whole cost, including cases, monitors, speakers, keyboards, mice, desks, chairs, windows, games, all capable of running games at reasonable settings at 1080p.

well i only spent £770ish (march 2009) on mine and it runs everything at 1080 fine any more than that and you would get a beast pc

The game looks good and its UE3 so it will run well even with bloated specs
Orca 12th January 2011, 23:48 Quote
I only heard about this game very recently... looks like a lot of fun :) When I watched the demo the characters screamed of gears of war though, then I realised it uses UE3 so meh :p
eddtox 13th January 2011, 00:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by Zeus-Nolan
well i only spent £770ish (march 2009) on mine and it runs everything at 1080 fine any more than that and you would get a beast pc

The game looks good and its UE3 so it will run well even with bloated specs

Did that £770 include a Windows license, monitor, keyboard, mouse, desk and chair? I know it sounds silly, but you have to take all those things into consideration if you're thinking of having two gaming rigs in your household - not to mention the space to store them both.

As things stand I'm sorely tempted to pick up a couple of Nintondo DS's ( if they had more than a handful of decent games :/)
deadsea 13th January 2011, 02:00 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by eddtox
Remember that I'm not just talking about the CPU/MOBO/RAM/GPU. I'm talking about the whole cost, including cases, monitors, speakers, keyboards, mice, desks, chairs, windows, games, all capable of running games at reasonable settings at 1080p.

It hardly seems fair to add in the furniture considering that consoles don't exactly include the sofa and wide-screen in the package. Though it still is the whole apple and orange comparison. Afterall no one compares a shaving blade with a swiss army knife.

But i do agree with the space issue though. I have 2 pc set up at home and that does take a fair bit of space. But to be fair, i have the option of running them through the 2 tvs i have but that's a little big for any kind of work.

And the DS? Might want to try it out with a 2nd hand one. The wife got one and sold it for a psp in under 6 months due to the lack of interesting games and she had access to a wide selection.
veato 13th January 2011, 11:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by deadsea
It hardly seems fair to add in the furniture considering that consoles don't exactly include the sofa and wide-screen in the package.


Not really as most households will already have a sofa and TV in the lounge.
eddtox 13th January 2011, 11:27 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by deadsea
It hardly seems fair to add in the furniture considering that consoles don't exactly include the sofa and wide-screen in the package. Though it still is the whole apple and orange comparison. Afterall no one compares a shaving blade with a swiss army knife.

But i do agree with the space issue though. I have 2 pc set up at home and that does take a fair bit of space. But to be fair, i have the option of running them through the 2 tvs i have but that's a little big for any kind of work.

And the DS? Might want to try it out with a 2nd hand one. The wife got one and sold it for a psp in under 6 months due to the lack of interesting games and she had access to a wide selection.

My point is that you need the whole package to be able to get the high-quality PC gaming experience that we keep saying is so superior to consoles (which it largely is).

As for the PSP - we had two for ages, but again, there didn't seem to be any compelling multiplayer titles which we can play together :/.
Zeus-Nolan 14th January 2011, 21:35 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by eddtox
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeus-Nolan
well i only spent £770ish (march 2009) on mine and it runs everything at 1080 fine any more than that and you would get a beast pc

The game looks good and its UE3 so it will run well even with bloated specs

Did that £770 include a Windows license, monitor, keyboard, mouse, desk and chair? I know it sounds silly, but you have to take all those things into consideration if you're thinking of having two gaming rigs in your household - not to mention the space to store them both.

As things stand I'm sorely tempted to pick up a couple of Nintondo DS's ( if they had more than a handful of decent games :/)

well everything you see in my sig is included in that price, my desk and chair was free
eddtox 15th January 2011, 16:03 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeus-Nolan
well everything you see in my sig is included in that price, my desk and chair was free

So I suppose you would be looking at about £1540 for two systems if you already have a couple of desks, chairs, keyboards, mice and speakers, plus the room for both rigs. That is still a massive amount to pay for a decent multiplayer experience.
[ZiiP] NaloaC 26th January 2011, 13:22 Quote
Since it's the UE tech behind it, most should be able to tear the game a new one.

One thing that has me worried is the inclusion/exclusion of jumping... Anyone know if you can jump in the PC version? Apparently it's not in the consoles at all, ala Gears.... saddening.
Bokonist 2nd March 2011, 10:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by Yslen
Quote:
Originally Posted by deadsea
Quote:
Originally Posted by eddtox
I do think that having more quality titles capable of running on more average hardware would make a huge difference to the state of PC gaming. As things stand, having a quality multiplayer pc gaming experience with someone in your household would set you back nearly £2000, as opposed to £3-700 for handhelds/consoles.

Is computer hardware really that expensive over there?

I can easily do 2 sets of i5 with 460s for around half of that. Less if i really went to squeeze on the non necessary stuff. No wonder so many love consoles there.

You don't even need that much for gaming. A sub-£70 phenom II will suffice for most things - BFBC2 runs fine on mine.

You could spend even less on a gaming machine if your only goal is to have a better experience than you would on a console :P

I would say less than that, I have a phenom 9550 at 2.3Ghz(stock) propped up by a 460 GLH, I run BBC2 at 1080 with the graphics maxed out at a solid 60fps (apart from the first couple of seconds of a mp match for some reason, but I believe thats common) with vsync enabled to prevent tearing. Much as I'd like to slot that 460 into a sandy bridge rig, why should I spend the money when my machine delivers quality rendering on every game I throw at it?
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