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The Skyrim Special Edition system requirements have been revealed by Bethesda, and the retail disc has gone gold.

Skyrim was pretty great the first time around, but you can never have too much of a good thing, right? Bethesda certainly think so, and after a fairly short wait in gaming terms, the remaster is nearly upon us.

That’s not to say that it hasn’t been in the works for a while. Todd Howard’s team famously worked on porting Skyrim – originally for the PS3 and Xbox 360 – to the current generation hardware as a practice-run for Fallout 4‘s development. You know, it’s just a little Elder Scrolls game, no big deal.

Now we’re so close to the release that Bethesda have confirmed the retail disc version of the game has “gone gold” and have unveiled the Skyrim Special Edition system requirements. Here’s what you’ll need to run it:

Skyrim Special Edition system requirements

Minimum specs

  • Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
  • Intel i5-750/AMD Phenom II X4-945.
  • 8GB of ram.
  • 12 GB free HDD space
  • NVIDIA GTX 470 1GB /AMD HD 7870 2GB
  • Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
  • Intel i5-2400/AMD FX-8320.
  • 8GB of ram.
  • 12 GB free HDD space
  • NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB /AMD R9 290 4GB

PS4 storage requirements

  • 20 GB (North America)
  • 33 GB (Europe)

Xbox One storage requirements

  • 17 GB (North America)
  • 25 GB (Europe)

The Skyrim Special Edition system requirements aren’t too bad, right? It’s interesting that the console versions are significantly larger than the PC edition though; the European versions are clearly much larger than their North American counterparts due to multi-language options. There’s also mod support for both the PC and console versions from launch.

Oh, and it looks ruddy beautiful.

The Skyrim Special Edition releases on October 28, 2016. Pre-order it now from Amazon.

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