We’ve all been there, a brand new game has come out and your Steam/Origin/uPlay/Insert your chosen game utility here folder tells you to make some space, why? Because the new game you want is 40GB+ in size. Now Treyarch Studios has updated the Steam product page with the last piece of the system requirement puzzle, a large 60GB of storage space piece.
This isn’t a huge shock to the system, if you’ve been playing on the PC for longer than an hour you will know that most big titles will require anywhere from 30 to 60GB+ of storage space, just take a look at Grand Theft Auto V with a requirement of 65GB.
It’s not quite clear if the “NUK3TOWN” bonus map is included in that figure considering most of the customers for this game will likely have pre-ordered it, we’ll just have to wait and find out. For those that do not know, here are the system specifications direct from the Steam product page:
Do you think Black Ops 3 will impress the PC community with this new requirement or will it die off in the horde of zombie console gamers? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments.
DirectX 12 is almost here and big name gaming companies already want to have it as a requirement for their next games. Frostbite’s technical director, Johan Andersson, is one of the people who expressed interest to have DirectX 12, Windows 10 and WDDM 2.0 as minimum requirements for the Holiday 2016 Frostbite-powered games.
Andersson believes that gamers will take advantage of the free upgrade from Windows 7 and 8 to Windows 10 that will be available during the first year, having the move be the decisive turning point for the company to make the decision of switching to DirectX 12 as a requirement.
The technical director appears to have also hinted at some engine upgrades done recently, which we will probably see in future games that are about to be released. We might even see the new upgrades in the Star Wars: Battlefront title that will be released later this year.
Frostbite clearly indicated that it is one of the game companies to embrace DirectX 12 once it rolls out. If the company truly makes the latter technology a requirement, we might be looking at Mass Effect 4 or even Battlefield 5 as strong candidates that will be shipped with DirectX 12 support during the 2016 holiday.