EA and Maxis have this week released the minimum specifications for the upcoming The Sims title, The Sims 4, and they’re pretty laughable. Sure, The Sims doesn’t include explosions, car chases, fast paced gameplay, or even pools, so we weren’t expecting the most insane PC specifications, but these? Really?
In addition to an internet connection and an Origin account, pretty much anyone can run The Sims 4, the specs aren’t too insane so if you were worried that you wouldn’t be able to play the latest instalment in the franchise and experience all of the new emotions in the game, don’t I’m sure you’ll be able to run it.
Here’s the full spec sheet:
- OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, or Windows 8.1
- PROCESSOR: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent)
- MEMORY: At least 2 GB RAM
- HARD DRIVE: At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games
- DVD-ROM: DVD ROM drive required for installation only
- VIDEO CARD: 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0. Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better
- SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
- DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0c compatible
So yeah, even your parents old Windows XP machine will probably run The Sims 4, if you can see past all of the free toolbars they’ve probably downloaded..