Brink System Requirements Revealed

April 12, 2011

By Andrew Burnes

British developer Splash Damage has revealed the system requirements for their eagerly anticipated, multiplayer-focused first-person shooter, Brink. There is a single-player campaign also, and a story, though it’s more to train the player for their first multiplayer match, but regardless, the floating city provides visually arresting combat locations in addition to its container cities and dilapidated dwellings.

The latest Brink trailer, showing a few of the items and abilities available to the player can be seen below, but what technology is required in your beige box to make the graphics sing? Nothing too terrible, as it happens, though the recommended spec does include an Intel i5 processor, making Brink the first first-person shooter to require the mid-to-high end CPU to turn the graphics settings to eleven.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA 8800GS
  • OS: Windows XP (SP3)/Vista/Windows 7
  • Hard Drive: 8GB of free space

Recommended System Requirements

  • Processor: Intel Quad Core i5
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
  • OS: Windows XP (SP3)/Vista/Windows 7
  • Hard Drive: 8GB of free space

Splash Damage also announced today that Brink will be a Steamworks title, meaning that all copies of the game, whether purchased from a store or a digital distributor will operate entirely through Valve’s Steam client and software. And as with all games supported by Steamworks, there’ll be built in VOIP, anti-cheating software, friend tracking (with the ability to join their multiplayer match directly), the saving of game data and files directly to the Cloud, leaderboards, and achievements.

If Brink looks to be your cup of tea, you can pick up a copy and play on May 10th in the United States, and May 13th in Europe and Australia.