Square Enix has revealed that upcoming action sandbox, Just Cause 2, won't work on PCs running Windows XP. PC gamers wishing to experience the explosive sequel will require the DX10 capabilities of Windows Vista of Windows 7.
"There is no XP support for Just Cause 2," Square Enix Community Manager Mike Oldman told VE3D. "This is because the game has been written to take advantage of the extra performance offered by DirectX 10 and sadly Windows XP does not support that application."
Bad news for gamers still operating with Windows XP then. It also appears to be bad news for any PC gamer without a powerful rig, as the requirements below reveal.
Minimum System Requirements:
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista (Windows XP is unsupported)
Processor: Dual-core CPU with SSE3 (Athlon 64 X2 4200 / Pentium D 3GHz)
Memory: 2GB System Memory
Hard Drive: 10GB of free drive space
Graphics: DX10 compatible graphics card with 256 MB of memory (Nvidia GeForce 8800 series/ ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro)
Sound: 100% DirectX 10 compatible sound card
DirectX: Microsoft DirectX 10
Recommended System Requirements:
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 or Windows 7
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom X3 2.4GHz or equivalent
Memory: 3GB system Memory
Graphics: DX10 compatible graphics card with 512 MB of memory (Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 series/ ATI Radeon HD 5750 series)
Sound: 100% DirectX 10 compatible Dolby Digital 5.1 sound card
DirectX: Microsoft DirectX 10.1
Just Cause 2 is scheduled for release on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 on March 26.