Below you will find the PC System Requirements for Batman Arkham Knight. I'm wondering if any of you are planning to get the game. If you are, I'd like to know what you plan to play it on. This is one game that I think might make getting a new current generation console for (for me that would be a PS4). I'm not sure which option I may end up choosing. So, let me know what you think. Details are listed below.

Here are the PC System Requirements for Batman Arkham Knight:

Minimum System Requirements

OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required)
Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
Graphics Memory: 2 GB
DirectX: 11
Network: Broadband Internet Connection Required
Hard Drive Space: 45 GB

Recommended System Requirements

OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required)
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz | AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
Graphics Memory: 3 GB
DirectX: 11
Network: Broadband Internet Connection Required
Hard Drive Space: 55 GB

Ultra System Requirements

OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required)
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz | AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
Graphics Memory: 3 GB
DirectX: 11
Network: Broadband Internet Connection Required
Hard Drive Space: 55 GB

News Source: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/batman-arkham-knight-pc-system-requirements-reveal/1100-6426830/

Travis   Admin wrote on 04/28/2015 at 01:07am

We are getting to the point where I can't play new games :(

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 04/28/2015 at 02:10am

Same here. I don't meet the minimum. Looks like a Ps4 purchase. Say what you will about consoles; you never have to deal with that stuff.

Travis   Admin wrote on 04/28/2015 at 03:08am

Well yeah, but the PCs that could run last gen's games were around at the beginning of the generation too. My meager PC spilled over into this generation too, so I think I got a good run.

GregoPeck   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 04/28/2015 at 04:26am

Since I have a GTX 690, I "Googled" the GTX 690 vs. the 760 and the 980. It seems to be better than the 760, but the 980 seems to be better than it. My experience with GTAV on the PC has me wondering just how great my PC is. It ran Skyrim just fine on Ultra settings, but I've had to do some research aka "Googling" to get GTAV running more smoothly. I ended up changing a couple of settings.

I am interested in the PS4. In fact, I was very tempted to buy one when I noticed that there's a Final Fantasy Type-O HD bundle. That game also has a demo for FFXV. GTAV for the PS4 made me tempted to get one, but I didn't bite on that one. My PS3 is still running, even though it shuts down sometimes on its own. It's an older model, but not the oldest. I haven't really been gaming on it, but my son has. I've done some media streaming from the PC to the PS3, which was really great. I think I've been waiting for FFXV or FF-whatever and the new Kingdom Hearts to get a PS4. I think I've also been waiting on my PS3 to die, which I'm surprised hasn't happened yet despite it's issue. Still, I think Batman: Arkham Knight might be another game that might make it worth getting a PS4 to play it. Still, I'm sitting on it, not sure when I'll get one, though I imagine I will eventually. I think I've pretty much decided not to get anymore PS3 games, although I honestly can't think of any PS games that I want anyway. That seems to ultimately be the reason why I haven't bought a PS4 yet.

I haven't considered getting an XBox 360 or One. I had the original back around when it was released and loved it. I think the GTA games for it were great, especially since you could use your own music in-game that you had stored on it. Eventually, I let it go and only recently bought another for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer game. That's the only game I have for it now, I'm not sure if I'll get anymore for it. So, some time, I guess I just lost interest in the XBox, perhaps especially due to issues the 360 had (ring of death).

The only current generation console I have is the Wii U, which I've probably had for about a year and I'm honestly really happy with it. I have a few games for it, one of which is Hyrule Warriors, which I've spent a lot of time playing. I have all but the latest (and last) DLC for it. Unlike the other consoles, it's backwards compatible with it's previous generation (the Wii), which I think makes it a little more valuable. I think the Wii U is also the cheapest of the new generation. It's probably also the most unique, just like it's predecessor.

I know the PS4 is doing some kind of streaming service for older PS games, but I don't know much about it. I recently saw an article that stated all the games on the service, but I didn't read it.

What are your thoughts on the current generation consoles?

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 04/28/2015 at 05:28am

The PS4 is the bees knees! I've had one since the system launched, and I've only grown to like it more and more. I was a huge fan of the XBox 360, mostly because of the then superior XBox Live service, but Microsoft started making decisions with the UI and the whole spirit of the system started to change. What once was a raw gaming rig, was slowly turning into a playground for advertisers. I hated it, and began to migrate my library over to the PS3. Because of that transition, I never really gave the XBox One any serious thought (although, now that Halo 5 is on the horizon...), especially because of how poorly Microsoft handled the presentation of that machine prior to release. What a nightmare.

Spec-wise, the PS4 is technically more powerful than the XBox One, but I've heard that it's not really noticeable during gameplay, unless you have the systems running side-by-side. Resolution and frame-rate on the XBox One seem to take a hit, whereas the PS4 gets closer to PC quality performance. But then you have to take into consideration the exclusive games. The PS4 may be a beast, but it ain't gettin' the Halos. I feel like they make up for it with Uncharted and games like Bloodborne, Last of Us, etc. The PSN (Sony's counterpart to XBox Live) has grown tremendously, and is much more stable and feature-rich than it used to be on the PS3.

I've only played on the XBox One very briefly. If you are a current fan of the XBox environment, you probably won't be disappointed there. However, I prefer the simplicity of the PS4 interface, the Dualshock 4 controller (an amazing improvement over the DS3, and, in my opinion, the best console controller out there), and the library of games out now, and lined up to release in the future.

If you have any specific questions, please feel free to ask!

GregoPeck   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 04/28/2015 at 06:07am

That's great, scrypt, thanks for sharing! What you said kind of ties into my "somewhat of an issue" with gaming lately. FPS games are apparently extremely popular, yet I don't have any interest in them. I seem to see mention of them frequently. I know what Halo is and I have played it, but I wasn't very good at it, especially against friends. I feel like my gaming "scope" is quite limited. I think it's also gotten even more limited in recent years. I remember years ago when I felt like a very serious Final Fantasy fan, but after a while that seems to have faded a bit. After playing Minecraft and Terraria a bit, I started looking for more games that were similar, but I haven't run into many.

So, I think my lack of interest in Halo and other FPS games has also made me less interested in the new XBox consoles. I haven't even played on a 360 or One, so I don't have any experience with them. I haven't played on the PS4 either, for that matter.

I'm glad you mentioned the controller because this is where I feel weird. I've been playing GTAV on the PC with an XBox 360 controller and I absolutely love it (using the controller). I think it's weird since I don't really have an interest in the XBox consoles.

What do you think about the PS streaming service (PS Now, I think it's called)? I did take a look at that article I mentioned, but didn't really see much of anything for me. The reason being my limited gaming scope and knowledge of the many games that are on it and out there generally. I did notice that some of the games I own are on that list (like Batman and Final Fantasy games).

Travis   Admin wrote on 04/28/2015 at 01:39pm

I think it's weird since I don't really have an interest in the XBox consoles.

It isn't, not at all. That controller is amazing whether you want the console or not.

GregoPeck   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 04/28/2015 at 04:48pm

Seriously! I think that if I play this new Batman game on my PC I will probably certainly use this awesome controller of mine.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 04/28/2015 at 08:15pm

Regarding PS Now, I'd say don't let that factor into your decision. Unless you have very fast bandwidth, you can't even use it. I have no idea what the quality is like, since my internet speeds are much too slow, but the rates (prices for the service) alone make it a turn off, for me. If you want to play PS3 games, keep your PS3 and go find used games for significantly cheaper.

GregoPeck   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 04/29/2015 at 12:01am

That explains why your part in the round table discussions is so laggy. I still have a PS2 and don't plan on getting rid of my PS3. That is a good recommendation, though. I believe I have a fast Internet connection, but it's not fiber.

GregoPeck   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 07/16/2015 at 02:22am

The game is out and I still haven't bought it. It's probably because I'm already playing something and I have games to play from the Steam Summer Sale. Also, I've seen news that the PC version of this game has been plagued with bugs. It was apparently pulled from the store until some of the bugs were fixed.

So, has anyone jumped in the game yet? Why or why not?

Travis   Admin wrote on 07/16/2015 at 03:15am

Not on PC. You can't even buy it. It was such a hack job they pulled it from Steam.

Travis   Admin wrote on 07/16/2015 at 03:33am

I must be losing my mind. I just said what half of your previous message was. I didn't see that detail at all on the first read.

GregoPeck   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 07/16/2015 at 03:40am

Yeah, I wasn't sure if they put it back, I haven't seen anything about it recently.

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