Remedy reduces PC requirements for Control in a BIG way

Control now requires far less GPU grunt on the PC, with Remedy tuning PC specs at the last minute.

Published Sun, Aug 4 2019 5:34 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:47 AM CST

Remedy Entertainment has just updated the PC system requirements for its nearly-here Control, with the original specifications much higher, the new specifications will make the game appeal to the mainstream.

Remedy reduces PC requirements for Control in a BIG way |

In the previous specs, Remedy said gamers would need a GeForce RTX 1080 Ti or AMD Radeon VII or better as "recommended" specs, alongside an Intel Core i5-8600K or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X. The new system requiremetns see the CPUs bumped down to the Core i5-7600K and Ryzen 5 1600X, while the GPUs get knocked down severely to a GTX 1060/1660 or RX 580.

These changes are absolutely huge, but the ray tracing requirements have also been dropped heavily down from a GeForce RTX 2080 (!!) down to a RTX 2060 (!!!). There's no explanation for these changes, but I'm hoping we aren't getting a heavily watered down version just before launch -- that would end Remedy at this point.

Maybe it's some last minute tuning (but that's too much tuning to get the specs down THIS low -- recommended is a freakin' GTX 1060/1660) or maybe the developer deliberately hiked the specs up? Who knows.

Control launches on August 27 for the PC (Epic Games Store, sigh) as well as the Xbox One and PS4.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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