There’s less than a week to go before ID Software’s new Doom title arrives. In preparation for the event, publisher Bethesda has revealed a slew of details about the game and its launch, including minimum and recommended PC specs, precise release times, and the amount of space it will occupy on hard drives. The company has also unveiled a new launch trailer that looks fairly impressive.
Doom will require a 64-bit version of Windows 7/8.1/10. The minimum hardware is listed as an Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 CPU, coupled with at least a Nvidia GTX 670 2GB or an AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB. The minimum amount of system RAM is 8 GB.
Bethesda recommends at least an Intel Core i7-3770/AMD FX-8350 or better, paired with a GTX 970 or a Radeon R9 290. The recommended system RAM remains at 8 GB.
Like most major titles these days, Doom takes up a fairly large portion of a hard drive. Those purchasing it digitally will require 55 GB of space and anyone with a physical copy needs to download an additional 45 GB of files to run the game.
Doom is available for pre-order on Steam right now. Preloading will start at 12 AM ET on May 11. The official Doom unlock and server launch will take place at 12 AM ET on Friday May 13.
Bethesda will be posting links on its site to the officially supported Nvidia and AMD drivers for Doom’s launch next week.
Not everyone has enjoyed Doom’s recent multiplayer Beta; 63 percent of people gave it a negtive review on Steam, with many claiming the game feels more like Halo or even Call of Duty than the Doom they know and love.
However, as it was a Beta version, the final game may have been given a few tweaks. And, hopefully, the single-player campaign will be as good as the trailers make out.