Closing in on the PC beta, it's about time Ubsoft decided to make note of what kind of machine we'll be needing to run For Honor at an acceptable level. Here are the minimum and recommended system requirements for their upcoming historical brawler.
Despite the allure of its original E3 trailer, For Honor seems like a pretty tame beast. With Nvidia scoring points for only hitting the minimum mark with an aged GTX 660 graphics card, ATI slithers in with the cheaper option of the Radeon HD 7870 - two end-of-life cards that shouldn't set you back more than $60-70 these days.
If the sub-console experience is fine for you, expect 30fps at 720p with everything cranked down a minimum if you're packing similar specs with an Intel i3 processor or a suitably old AMD Phenom. But for those after the high-fidelity blood n' guts, look to climb a little higher. While still more than acceptable, you won't be running this on your average office machine.
It's surprising to still see reasonable life left in cards carrying only 2GB of video memory, and even more surprisingly to see the GTX 760 make the list alongside the notably stronger GTX 970 - but it is what is it. Though Ubisoft has yet to mention the specs required to bump up the resolution to 1440p or 2160p, we can likely expect reports to show up once the beta goes live.
For those worried about control methods, any Xinput device will be fully supported. So your Xbox controllers are still perfectly acceptable. As is Dualshock 4. A couple of others like the Steam controller and Logitech Chillstream might require a few tweaks, but even those with the ill-fated OUYA controller can get it working.
For Honor launches Febraury 14 and serves as a pefect Valentine's gift, apparently. You can pick it up through Steam, but don't go in expecting a romantic evening of warrior slaying. Local co-op didn't make the cut. Beta tests kick off January 26.