Rage 2 Graphics: PC Requirements Confirmed; PS4 Resolution Confirmed For 1080p, Xbox One 900p

Bethesda announces a lot of new details about Rage 2's graphics and frame rate across PC and console.

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Now Playing: We've Done A Complete 180 On Rage 2

Bethesda's next big game, Rage 2, is almost here. The game releases on May 14, and ahead of that, Bethesda has announced that the PS4, Xbox One, and PC game has "gone gold," while the publisher also confirmed the game's minimum and recommended settings for PC.

"Going gold" means development on the base game is finished. Rage 2 was developed by id Software (maker of the first Rage) and Just Cause studio Avalanche Studios.

As for the PC requirements, the minimum specs show that you need a 64-bit OS running Windows 7, 8.1, or 10. You'll need an Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD Ryzen 3 1330X or better processor, along with 8 GB of RAM. The minimum specs also mention you'll need a Nvidia GTX 780 3G or AMD R9 280 3GB or better for a graphics card. 50 GB of hard drive space is needed. You can see the full minimum and recommended specs below, along with a list of some of the other supported settings like ultra-wide monitors and field-of-view (FOV) options.

Bethesda also clarified more details on Rage 2's resolution and FPS across all version. The PS4 edition runs at 1080p/30FPS, while the Xbox One edition is 900p/30FPS. If you have a PS4 Pro or Xbox One X, you can expect 1080p/60FPS on either system. On PC, you can play Rage 2 at any resolution your setup allows for, and there are no frame rate caps.

Speaking with GameSpot recently, Tim Willits talked about what the studios set out to do with Rage 2 and assured fans they don't have to play the first game. "Firstly, I like to say that Rage 2 delivers on all that Rage 1 promised," he said. "I've joked that the biggest lesson I've learned from Rage is don't make an open world game without an open world technology, which is what we did with our id Tech 5 engine for the original. But you're right, it's kinda like we're launching a new franchise. It's very exciting. We often get people asking, 'Well, do I need to have played the first one?' And I'm like, 'No. Don't worry about it. We got you covered.' You can just jump in and play. Don't be nervous by the 2."

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PC RECOMMENDED SETTINGS

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Win7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit versions)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1070 8GB or AMD Vega 56 8GB
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

PC MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Win7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit versions)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 780 3GB or AMD R9 280 3GB
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

ADDITIONAL VISUAL FEATURES

  • FOV Slider (50 to 120 degrees)
  • Show HUD (on/off)
  • Reticle Style (default/simple/none)
  • Motion Blur (on/off)
  • Depth of Field (on/off)
  • Ultra-wide (21:9) and Super Ultra-wide (32:9) display support (PC)

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