According to first-hand accounts, Ubisoft Montreal's Far Cry 2 looks like it's shaping up to be a good game. But will it push PCs as hard as Crytek's Far Cry and Crysis? Shacknews has gotten its hands on official system requirements, and it looks like Ubisoft Montreal will treat mainstream PCs a little more kindly than its German counterpart.
Recommended components for Far Cry 2 include an Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ processor, an Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS or AMD Radeon X1900 graphics card with 512MB of memory, 2GB of system RAM, a 5.1-channel sound card, and a DVD-ROM drive. Those almost match the specs of the $1100 Grand Experiment build from our October 2006 system guide, so one can probably assume most gamers with semi-recent PCs will be able to enjoy Far Cry 2. Of course, screenshots of the game suggest a nice GeForce 8800- or Radeon HD 3000-series GPU probably won't hurt, either.
Last we heard, Ubisoft planned to release Far Cry 2 this fall for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. The title will take place in Africa and feature a non-linear, open game world.
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