Capcom on Thursday published the minimum and recommended hardware specifications for Resident Evil 7 on Steam. The game isn’t scheduled to arrive until early next year but at least you now know what sort of hardware your PC needs to be packing when the time comes.

The minimum hardware specifications are as follows:

  • OS: Windows 7 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460, 2.70GHz or AMD FX-6300 or better
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260x
  • DirectX: Version 11

Capcom notes that those shooting for 1080p at 30 frames per second with minimum specs may have to either lower texture resolutions or disable streaming textures.

The recommended hardware list consists of:

  • OS: Windows 7 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 3770 3.4GHz or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 280X or better
  • DirectX: Version 11

Capcom says that because the game is still under development, PC requirements are subject to change prior to launch.

Resident Evil 7 is expected to take the franchise in an entirely different direction, from a zombie shooter to a first-person horror-style game. Capcom is still being pretty secretive but we can expect there to still be puzzles. Weapons will still exist in the game although Capcom has warned that it won't be a "gun fest" like we've seen in earlier iterations. Personally, it is quite refreshing.

Resident Evil 7 is slated to arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC on January 24, 2017.