With the release of Slighly Mad Studios’ Need for Speed Shift 2 Unleashed title closing in quickly, the system requirements for the PC version have been announced.
Minimal System Requirements
Required – Internet Connection
OS – Windows XP (SP3) / Vista (SP2)/ Windows 7
Processor – Intel Core™2 Duo 2.0 GHz / AMD X2 64 2.4GHz
Memory – 2.0 GB
Hard Drive – 7 GB
DVD Drive – 8 SPEED
Video Card – DirectX 9.0c Compatible 3D-accelerated 512 MB video card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher
Sound Card – DirectX 9.0c compatible
DirectX – Version 9.0c
Online Multiplayer – 512 Kbps or faster; 2-12 Players
Input – Keyboard, Mouse, Supported Game Controllers
Optional – USB Steering Wheel / Dual Analogue Gamepad
Since Shift 2 Unleashed will be Gran Turismo-like graphics to the PC, keep in mind that those minimal specs won’t be enough to run the title in full glory.
Furthermore, a list of officially-supported steering wheels has been released, containing both the highly popular Logitech G25/G27 and Fanatec’s Porsche 911 Turbo S.
Supported Steering Wheels
Logitech G27 Racing Wheel
Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
Logitech Driving Force GT
Logitech Formula Force EX
Logitech Driving Force
Logitech Driving Force EX
Logitech Driving Force RX
Logitech Driving Force Pro
Logitech MOMO Force
Logitech MOMO Racing
Thrustmaster RGT FFB Pro Clutch
Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience
Thrustmaster Ferrari 430
Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S
Oddly enough, the list lacks both Thrustmasters’ top of the line T500 RS wheel as well as various Fanatec models, that just means the title won’t come with a pre-defined button layout for these wheels though.
Need for Speed Shift 2 Unleashed will include the 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship & GT3 European Championship among lots of other racing content, new features include a new helmet camera, night racing and more realistic physics. The second Shift title will be available for the PC, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 in late March.