The Witcher 3 - Wild Hunt - Gamescom 2014 - 10

One of the biggest games on the horizon for PC gamers is unquestionably The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The previous entry, Assassins of Kings, came out a few years ago and asked quite a bit of players' gaming rigs at the time.

Today, CD Projekt Red announced the specs via Twitter, letting us know just how much we'll have to spend to get our systems up to speed.


Intel i7 3770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
GeForce GTX 770 or Radeon R9 290 RAM 8GB


Intel i5-2500K 3.3GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 940
GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870 RAM 6GB

This initial release will also require a 64-bit edition of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 as well as 40 gigabytes of hard drive space. If the past is any indication, we'll see the game on Mac and Linux systems eventually, but for now the game is only hitting Windows.

These are some pretty beefy requirements, all told, with the recommended video cards still running price tags in the $250-plus range, so many of us – myself included – will find ourselves having to upgrade our video cards to make this game playable.

PC gamers, you have four months to upgrade before The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt releases on May 19, 2015.