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Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required

EA offers official system requirements for Anthem (thanks MP1ST). They provide minimum and recommended specifications along with word that the game requires a persistent internet connection in case anyone thought a multiplayer game could operate otherwise. Also, according to this, the game requires Windows 10, which we don't recall seeing before. Here are the specs:

ANTHEM MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX-6350
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 760, AMD Radeon 7970 / R9280X
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 50 GB of free space
  • DIRECTX: DirectX 11

ANTHEM RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1060/ RTX 2060, AMD RX 480
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • HARD DRIVE: At least 50 GB of free space
  • DIRECTX: DirectX 11

Xbox One Wireless Controller for Windows supported, persistent internet connection required for play.

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55. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Jan 13, 2019, 16:46 Ant
 
You can always game on mobile. Grin
It will run on my iPhone 4S (iOS v9.3.5)? [grin]
 
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54. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Jan 11, 2019, 13:45 RedEye9
 
Stormsinger wrote on Jan 9, 2019, 20:11:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 22:05:
Stormsinger wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 21:39:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 12:52:
What the fuck, Win10 only? Ugh. My gaming desktop is still Win8.1 ... ridiculous artificial requirement.
Personally, I'm happy they're making it easy to continue my boycott of EA games. Now it doesn't matter how interesting the game might, or might not appear...because I will NOT be running any more MS operating systems. That ship has sailed, I'll give up gaming entirely first. And that's giving up a nearly 40 year addiction.
You can always game on mobile. Grin
And I do...but I'm going to need a MUCH bigger tablet pretty soon, so I can actually see the screen. My eyes are getting so bad that I can barely manage a game on my phone these days, and a 7 inch tablet isn't much better.

I plan to switch to Linux and game there once this last Win7 machine fails. I'm getting jaded these days anyway, and find I play very few AAA games anymore.
You know I was just teasing.
There are lots of linux resources for gaming (some are right here on blues) should you want to continue your 40 year addiction hobby.
 
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53. Re: Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required Jan 10, 2019, 16:32 Slick
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 9, 2019, 12:48:
CrushBug wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 21:04:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 18:03:
CrushBug wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 16:41:
ItBurn wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 12:35:
Well if this is Win10 only, I guess I'm not playing it...
Anthem will run on Windows 7 and 8. We just don't officially support it.

You can try the Demo coming out in February to see if Anthem is right for you.

Crushbug, is this some new plan or has EA or others done this? Have a game that will work with Win7-10, but then only list Win10 because of support and not care of the blowback they will get by doing so?

We have done this in past games when we dropped support for Windows XP and moved to Windows 7 as the min spec.

We run Anthem on Windows 7 occasionally, and it works just fine.

Origin will not block you installing the Demo or game on Windows 7; we just aren't officially supporting those OSes.

I appreciate your comments. In your example of dropping WinXP for Win7, that doesn't necessarily mean the timing then is relatively the same now between 7/10 in usage rates. Almost everyone has dropped XP support, but did they drop it once the usage #'s were very low and expected as common practice? I think so. I think dropping Win7/8 on a non-MS Store App now is very cutting edge today. My guess is when you went from XP to 7, XP usage was much lower than Win7 is currently moving now to Win10, hence people are making mention of this. Thanks again for your time.

I get your question, but I'd think that they would be comparible?

XP was hella popular, the first real popular Windows OS IMO. 7 became popular too, but alot of people had Vista fatigue after Win7 launched, I remember lots of people who didn't upgrade, didn't want to, care to, or know about it. I bet the adoption numbers over time looks similar to win7/10 transition.

However, I'm pulling all of this out of my ass, and am too lazy to actually do any homework to prove my point. I'll just live and die by my stupid uninformed convictions
 
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52. Re: Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required Jan 10, 2019, 10:18 Kain
 
Creston wrote on Jan 9, 2019, 12:52:
Kain wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 16:24:
I haven't seen enough of Anthem to really care about it one way or another. It looks like iron man flying around an Andromeda level from the outside. The demo will be the deciding factor to me.

Isn't the demo for pre-orders only?

Also, thanks Derek for clarifying that it'll run on older versions of Windows!

Bioware has stated there will be an open demo as well. They seem pretty confident in the game to be honest, I wish I shared it but I'll go into it with an open mind.
 
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51. Re: Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required Jan 9, 2019, 21:19 Creston
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 9, 2019, 18:07:
Creston wrote on Jan 9, 2019, 12:52:
Kain wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 16:24:
I haven't seen enough of Anthem to really care about it one way or another. It looks like iron man flying around an Andromeda level from the outside. The demo will be the deciding factor to me.

Isn't the demo for pre-orders only?

Preorders get VIP access to the demo which probably means a head start of a day or two but just about every EA game of the past few years has had a generous free trial so I'm sure there will be a demo for everyone.
They are going to try everything in their power to get people hooked. Bio has a lot riding on this.

Thanks for clarifying!

I don't quite agree with the doomsayers who say that the success of Anthem will decide the fate of BioWare but it's certainly a very important title for them and EA so a demo to reek in as many potential cows as possible for the milking is guaranteed.

If this flops, and becomes their second big flop title in a row, I don't see how they survive the typical EA 'realignment' bullshit.
 
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50. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Jan 9, 2019, 20:11 Stormsinger
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 22:05:
Stormsinger wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 21:39:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 12:52:
What the fuck, Win10 only? Ugh. My gaming desktop is still Win8.1 ... ridiculous artificial requirement.
Personally, I'm happy they're making it easy to continue my boycott of EA games. Now it doesn't matter how interesting the game might, or might not appear...because I will NOT be running any more MS operating systems. That ship has sailed, I'll give up gaming entirely first. And that's giving up a nearly 40 year addiction.
You can always game on mobile. Grin
And I do...but I'm going to need a MUCH bigger tablet pretty soon, so I can actually see the screen. My eyes are getting so bad that I can barely manage a game on my phone these days, and a 7 inch tablet isn't much better.

I plan to switch to Linux and game there once this last Win7 machine fails. I'm getting jaded these days anyway, and find I play very few AAA games anymore.
 
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49. Re: Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required Jan 9, 2019, 18:07 CJ_Parker
 
Creston wrote on Jan 9, 2019, 12:52:
Kain wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 16:24:
I haven't seen enough of Anthem to really care about it one way or another. It looks like iron man flying around an Andromeda level from the outside. The demo will be the deciding factor to me.

Isn't the demo for pre-orders only?

Preorders get VIP access to the demo which probably means a head start of a day or two but just about every EA game of the past few years has had a generous free trial so I'm sure there will be a demo for everyone.
They are going to try everything in their power to get people hooked. Bio has a lot riding on this.

I don't quite agree with the doomsayers who say that the success of Anthem will decide the fate of BioWare but it's certainly a very important title for them and EA so a demo to reek in as many potential cows as possible for the milking is guaranteed.
 
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48. Re: Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required Jan 9, 2019, 12:52 Creston
 
Kain wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 16:24:
I haven't seen enough of Anthem to really care about it one way or another. It looks like iron man flying around an Andromeda level from the outside. The demo will be the deciding factor to me.

Isn't the demo for pre-orders only?

Also, thanks Derek for clarifying that it'll run on older versions of Windows!

This comment was edited on Jan 9, 2019, 13:35.
 
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47. Re: Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required Jan 9, 2019, 12:48 HorrorScope
 
CrushBug wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 21:04:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 18:03:
CrushBug wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 16:41:
ItBurn wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 12:35:
Well if this is Win10 only, I guess I'm not playing it...
Anthem will run on Windows 7 and 8. We just don't officially support it.

You can try the Demo coming out in February to see if Anthem is right for you.

Crushbug, is this some new plan or has EA or others done this? Have a game that will work with Win7-10, but then only list Win10 because of support and not care of the blowback they will get by doing so?

We have done this in past games when we dropped support for Windows XP and moved to Windows 7 as the min spec.

We run Anthem on Windows 7 occasionally, and it works just fine.

Origin will not block you installing the Demo or game on Windows 7; we just aren't officially supporting those OSes.

I appreciate your comments. In your example of dropping WinXP for Win7, that doesn't necessarily mean the timing then is relatively the same now between 7/10 in usage rates. Almost everyone has dropped XP support, but did they drop it once the usage #'s were very low and expected as common practice? I think so. I think dropping Win7/8 on a non-MS Store App now is very cutting edge today. My guess is when you went from XP to 7, XP usage was much lower than Win7 is currently moving now to Win10, hence people are making mention of this. Thanks again for your time.
 
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46. Re: Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required Jan 9, 2019, 07:26 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 9, 2019, 04:12:
CrushBug wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 16:41:
ItBurn wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 12:35:
Well if this is Win10 only, I guess I'm not playing it...
Anthem will run on Windows 7 and 8. We just don't officially support it.

You can try the Demo coming out in February to see if Anthem is right for you.

Sweet, but is it true that we must be online to play?

Look at this as Diablo 3 / Destiny / The Division / Insert your small team ARPG here, basically. I'm not saying it's right but that's my thought process at least.

Going to get the coop fossils to try the demo with me, hopefully the game turns out well.

 
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45. Re: Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required Jan 9, 2019, 07:24 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
CrushBug wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 16:41:
ItBurn wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 12:35:
Well if this is Win10 only, I guess I'm not playing it...
Anthem will run on Windows 7 and 8. We just don't officially support it.

You can try the Demo coming out in February to see if Anthem is right for you.

Excellent. DX11 game, requiring Windows 10, I was slightly miffed.
 
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44. Re: Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required Jan 9, 2019, 04:24 jdreyer
 
Cyant wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 23:00:
persistent internet connection required for play

love that when you are almost done killing the final boss of a quest your internet connection fart for 1 second and it kick you out to the tittle screen and you lose all your progress...

Good times.
 
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43. Re: Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required Jan 9, 2019, 04:12 jdreyer
 
CrushBug wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 16:41:
ItBurn wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 12:35:
Well if this is Win10 only, I guess I'm not playing it...
Anthem will run on Windows 7 and 8. We just don't officially support it.

You can try the Demo coming out in February to see if Anthem is right for you.

Sweet, but is it true that we must be online to play?
 
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42. Re: Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required Jan 9, 2019, 02:01 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 22:05:
Stormsinger wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 21:39:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 12:52:
What the fuck, Win10 only? Ugh. My gaming desktop is still Win8.1 ... ridiculous artificial requirement.
Personally, I'm happy they're making it easy to continue my boycott of EA games. Now it doesn't matter how interesting the game might, or might not appear...because I will NOT be running any more MS operating systems. That ship has sailed, I'll give up gaming entirely first. And that's giving up a nearly 40 year addiction.
You can always game on mobile. Grin

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41. Re: Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required Jan 9, 2019, 00:16 Darks
 
Cyant wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 23:00:
persistent internet connection required for play

love that when you are almost done killing the final boss of a quest your internet connection fart for 1 second and it kick you out to the tittle screen and you lose all your progress...

Yea, not to mention but this did happen to me in the beta. I got disconnected, and was spawned back in the main tower or whatever they are calling it. Was really pissed about that. Why Cant we spawn back where we left off Bioware?
 
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40. Re: Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required Jan 8, 2019, 23:00 Cyant
 
persistent internet connection required for play

love that when you are almost done killing the final boss of a quest your internet connection fart for 1 second and it kick you out to the tittle screen and you lose all your progress...
 
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39. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Jan 8, 2019, 22:05 RedEye9
 
Stormsinger wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 21:39:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 12:52:
What the fuck, Win10 only? Ugh. My gaming desktop is still Win8.1 ... ridiculous artificial requirement.
Personally, I'm happy they're making it easy to continue my boycott of EA games. Now it doesn't matter how interesting the game might, or might not appear...because I will NOT be running any more MS operating systems. That ship has sailed, I'll give up gaming entirely first. And that's giving up a nearly 40 year addiction.
You can always game on mobile. Grin
 
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38. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Jan 8, 2019, 21:39 Stormsinger
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 12:52:
What the fuck, Win10 only? Ugh. My gaming desktop is still Win8.1 ... ridiculous artificial requirement.
Personally, I'm happy they're making it easy to continue my boycott of EA games. Now it doesn't matter how interesting the game might, or might not appear...because I will NOT be running any more MS operating systems. That ship has sailed, I'll give up gaming entirely first. And that's giving up a nearly 40 year addiction.
 
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37. Re: Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required Jan 8, 2019, 21:06 Jivaro
 
Crushbug, thx for the clarification.  
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36. Re: Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required Jan 8, 2019, 21:04  CrushBug 
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 18:03:
CrushBug wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 16:41:
ItBurn wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 12:35:
Well if this is Win10 only, I guess I'm not playing it...
Anthem will run on Windows 7 and 8. We just don't officially support it.

You can try the Demo coming out in February to see if Anthem is right for you.

Crushbug, is this some new plan or has EA or others done this? Have a game that will work with Win7-10, but then only list Win10 because of support and not care of the blowback they will get by doing so?

We have done this in past games when we dropped support for Windows XP and moved to Windows 7 as the min spec.

We run Anthem on Windows 7 occasionally, and it works just fine.

Origin will not block you installing the Demo or game on Windows 7; we just aren't officially supporting those OSes.
 
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