At last, the specs for Hellgate: London have been released. And they surprised me. I may actually be able to play this one.

Flagship had been saying that it should run on any machine from the last four years. Of course, one tends to take such remarks with a bit of salt. Especially when it comes to those “minimum specs”.

But, for those of us who don’t need to play a game on a 24″ screen at the highest possible resolution, HG:L appears doable. Here are the numbers:

  • OS: Windows XP with SP2 or Windows Vista
  • Processor: 1 .8GHz or faster (2.4GHz for Vista)
  • RAM: 1GB or more (2GB for Vista)
  • Video: DirectX 9.0c/10 compatible device w/ 128MB RAM or better and Pixel Shader 2.0 support; requires NVIDIA GeForce 6200/ATI Radeon 9000 chipset or greater
  • Audio: DirectX 9.0c compatible device
  • Disc drive: 8x DVD or faster
  • Hard drive: 6 GB or more free space
  • Input: Keyboard and mouse
  • Internet: Connection required for multiplayer

It’s interesting to note that the anyone running Vista needs both more RAM and a higher CPU speed. Just another reason not to have that OS.

Of course, I’m not likely to run right out on Halloween to buy the game. Gonna wait for that first patch. I’m sure it will show up in the first week or so ;).