With its beefy system requirements, the vast majority of PC players will have trouble running Alan Wake II on PC at high resolution and settings, and apparently, only around 7% of those who took part in the latest Steam hardware survey will be able to run the game at native 1080p resolution, high settings.
A new image shared on the PC Master Race subreddit a few hours ago highlights how, based on the latest Steam hardware survey results shared last month, only 7,15% of PC players will be able to run the game at native full HD resolution, high settings without ray tracing, as the game’s official system requirements recommended an RTX 4070 or RX 7800XT for 2160p with DLSS/ FSR2 at the Performance preset, which renders at half that resolution. This would have sounded crazy for any other game, but as Remedy is pushing visual quality further than most titles released in recent times, this isn’t completely surprising.
While the vast majority of PC players will struggle to run the game at native high resolutions and decent performance, some will be unable to run Alan Wake II at all, as GTX 1000 series and RX 5000 series GPUs and older do not support Mesh Shaders. By all indications, it really sounds like we will be having another Crysis on our hands next week, as it definitely seems like it will take years for PC hardware to run the game with all bells and whistles on and full path tracing.
Alan Wake II launches on October 27th on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S worldwide.