Announced by EA, The Sims 4 is coming soon, and again first to the PC. As one of the most significant titles to ever hit the PC space, The Sims will continue and in good form – easily playable on most of computer hardware out there in the world.
Sure, it’s not running on Windows 98, but the requirements for Sims 4 are so relaxed that you could pick it up on a ten year old computer and be in fair shape. Here are the specs you’ll need to get started:
SOFTWARE: 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
Given that most Sims players are not “hardcore” gamers, it’s nice to see EA stepping back the graphical requirements for Sims 4. Launching on September 2nd, 2014, pick it up on PC at your local retailer or on the Origin market.