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Quantic Dream removes the PC system requirements of their upcoming releases

Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human are affected.

Quantic Dream removes the PC system requirements of their upcoming releases

Quantic Dream removes the PC system requirements of their upcoming releases

Quantic Dream recently released the PC system requirements for the PC versions of Detroit: Become Human, Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain, detailing the hardware requirements of each of the former PlayStation exclusives. 

Now, these PC system requirements are no more, having been replaced with TBD (To Be Disclosed) markings, confirming that their original PC system requirements were placeholders. This removal makes a lot of sense, given the fact that all three games had the same hardware requirements, aside from Detroit: Become Human, which listed Vulkan instead of DirectX 11 as the game's graphical API. Given the cross-generation nature of Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain, both games are likely to have much lower hardware requirements than Detroit: Become Human. 
 
This move is likely a response to the widespread complaints regarding the decision to list an Nvidia GTX 1080 as the recommended graphics card for each game, given the GTX 1080 raw horsepower when compared to the PS4 Pro, the highest-end console that each of these games can be played on. GPU-wise, the PS4 Pro is more comparable to a GTX 1060 and an RX 580 than a GTX 1080. 

The original system requirements for Quantic Dream's trio of games left many commenters calling their games "unoptimised ports" amongst other, less flattering, things. As we have said before, we do not know what resolution/framerate target Quantic Dream's PC system requirements are aimed towards, so such comments are unfounded, even so, recommended PC system requirements for games should ideally target 1080p 60FPS gameplay, for which a GTX 1080 graphics card should be considered overkill for these three games. 
 

Quantic Dream removes the PC system requirements of their upcoming releases  

Game developers should always work to produce accurate PC system requirements for their titles, which often means that hardware recommendations will be listed as a new game approaches to its launch window. That is when developers will know how well their game runs on the PC platform, after the bulk of the game's graphics optimisations are in place.  

At this time Detroit: Become Human, Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain all lack PC release dates, though all three titles are expected to release sometime in 2019. 

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