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Resident Evil 2 Remake Next Gen Update Increases PC System Requirements, DirectX 12 Only

The next gen update for Resident Evil 2 Remake is almost here, and the game’s Steam store page has been updated with new PC system requirements. Similar updates have been added to the respective Steam store pages for Resident Evil 3 Remake and Resident Evil 7.

The store page states that the PC system requirements for Resident Evil 2 Remake will change with the arrival of the next gen patch. The previous minimum system requirements for the game are no longer supported under this upgrade patch.

The PC system requirements for Resident Evil 2 Remake previously required DirectX 11 and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or an AMD Radeon R7 260x GPU at minimum. However, after the next gen update, DirectX 12 and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or an AMD Radeon RX 460 GPU is required at minimum.

In addition, the update will no longer work with the previously listed versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system, including the 64-bit editions of Windows 7, 8.1, 10. After the next-gen patch, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Resident Evil 3 Remake, and Resident Evil 7 will only work Windows 10 or above.

Resident Evil 2 is a survival horror game created by Capcom. On January 25, 2019, a remake of the 1998 original was released for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Players take control of rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield as they try to flee Raccoon City following a viral epidemic that turns residents into zombies and other monsters.

In an official press release, Capcom has confirmed that the latest visual enhancements to these titles include 3D Audio, Ray-Tracing, and High Frame-Rate. Haptic Feedback and Adaptive Triggers will also be supported on the PS5.

Players who own Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, or Resident Evil 7 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC are eligible for a free upgrade via the PS4 to PS5 digital upgrade option, Xbox Smart Delivery, or via a next gen update on Steam. Fans will be able to relive the spine-chilling horrors with more spectacular visuals, boosted by a suite of modern ray traced graphical features.

Muhammad Ali Bari

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