Remedy Entertainment has updated the PC system requirements for upcoming game Control which are less demanding than before.

Epic Games Store originally revealed the PC system requirements a couple of weeks ago, but they were particularly demanding for average hardware. The minimum requirement was reasonably moderate, but the main issue arose from the recommended specification, especially concerning ray-tracing.

Therefore, the old requirements would likely have dissuaded players with average hardware from buying the game. For most players, either reducing, or no ray-tracing would deeply affect rendering leading to poor quality graphics, especially with Control’s stunning combat visuals.

Remedy has now updated the requirements for minimum and recommended hardware.


  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 / AMD FX 4350
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
  • RAM: 8GB
  • OS: Windows 7, 64bit
  • DirectX: DX11


  • CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660/1060 / AMD Radeon RX 580
  • Ray-tracing GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
  • RAM: 16GB
  • OS: Windows 10, 64-bit
  • DirectX: DX12

Remedy has not provided an explanation for why the system requirements have changed, but for many PC players it will be gratefully accepted.

Control is set to be released on August 27, 2019 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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Steve Carman
Steve's two passions are journalism and gaming, and he enjoys playing Indies, RPG, and Action/Adventure games on PC and consoles. He can also often be found sharing his views on the industry @stevecgames.

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