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.
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.