Silent Hill 2 Remake is among the most exciting horror games in 2023. The genre has already seen releases like Resident Evil 4, and Silent Hill is returning with multiple entries, including the remake for the second entries.
While many details about the remake are yet to be revealed, Konami has confirmed the system requirements for Silent Hill 2 Remake, and they are already looking very concerning.
Why it matters: 2023 has been full of poor PC ports with games like The Last of Us Part 1 and the latest Star Wars title. The system requirements for Silent Hill 2 Remake may hint at the game joining this growing list of poor ports.
The game recommends Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 or an AMD Radeon RX 5700 for 1080p low/medium settings at 30FPS. Both of these graphics cards come with 8GB VRAM.
Looking at higher settings, Silent Hill 2 Remake asks for an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 or an AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT. The Nvidia counterpart has 8GB VRAM, while the AMD GPU has 16 GB.
According to the requirements, users with these graphics cards can play at 1080p high/medium settings for 30 or 60FPS, respectively. This suggests that Konami will continue the trend of very demanding PC ports, asking for at least 8GB VRAM for medium settings.
Previously, games like The Last of Us Part 1 ran poorly on graphics cards with 8GB VRAM or less. Users with 8GB graphics cards were forced to lower texture quality, making the game look terrible.
This was later addressed in post-launch updates, and the game runs much better while consuming less VRAM today. Therefore, fans might be looking at a similar situation for Silent Hill.
Ignoring the VRAM requirements, Silent Hill 2 Remake’s requirements are still outrageous. A graphics card like the Radeon RX 6800 XT is well suited to 4K or 1440p gameplay. However, according to the requirements, it cannot even manage 1080p 60FPS at high settings.
The requirements page suggests that users can play on 4K with this configuration, but it does not highlight this resolution’s settings or frame rate.
Silent Hill 2 Remake is a highly-awaited classic, but a potentially poor PC port will be detrimental to the experience of many fans on the platform. This also does not bode well for mid-range or budget PC gamers trying to play the game.
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