System Requirements: Outriders can handle six year old PCs
The system requirements of the co-op shooter Outriders tend to be low. The relatively low requirements are hardly surprising; There is a tendency for online games to be aimed at a broad installation base that is secured by moderate requirements. An older mid-range computer is sufficient for 1080p and 60 FPS.
What Square Enix specifies as the lower limit for the game does not sound like too little at first glance. Four computing cores at Intel or four modules at AMD and eight gigabytes of RAM are increasingly a minimum standard, but not extremely slow. However, the graphics cards mentioned have more than six years under their belt and were classified as belonging to the lower middle class when they appeared. For a resolution of 720p with lowDetailed settings only become a minor requirement if it is taken into account that the publisher would like to achieve 60 FPS in this case.
The recommended system configuration should also render this number of images per second, albeit in 1080p with high Detailed settings. The developers describe the hardware as follows: 'If you have a computer from the last six years, you are with us'. This is essentially true, because AMD's first Ryzen processors, dating back three generations, and the Skylake Core i7 with eight threads and four cores are fast enough by modern standards, but far from the top performance. The same applies to the GeForce GTX 1060 and AMD's Radeon RX 480, which were released four years ago.
On the PC with Dynamic Resolution
In addition to the usual customization options, the PC version offers crossplay support withall other platforms, ultra-widescreen resolutions, an adjustable FOV, the integration of Nvidia DLSS and Ansel. A seldom seen specialty is the option to lower the rendering resolution depending on the processing load in order to achieve the targeted frame rates. In addition, saved versions within a provider can be transferred to consoles.
Outriders starts on April 1st on PC and consoles from Sony and Microsoft, and the game will also appear on Google's Stadia service later this year .