Today’s news roundup sees THQ announce Metro 2033, a post-apocalyptic FPS set in Russia, Final Fantasy XIII director Motomu Toriyama announce no install will be necessary for the new FF, claiming the game still flows very smoothly, and Infinity Ward reveal the minimum system requirements needed to enjoy Modern Warfare 2 on the PC.
Post-Apocalyptic Shooter Metro 2033 Announced By THQ
Fallout 3 and Borderlands are both great examples of what can be done with the post-apocalyptic style landscape, potentially setting a new trend with Metro 2033 just being announced by THQ. Metro 2033 is based on the original novel by Dmitry Glukhovsky, focusing on a community living in the Moscow subway over twenty years after a nuclear holocaust destroyed the world.
The game will be a first-person shooter developed by the Ukrainian studio 4A games, centring on you as you try to fight your way through hordes of mutants and other unlikeable creatures. With the sequel Metro 2034 already released, and talks with Hollywood currently going underway, you’ll likely hear a lot more about Metro 2033 before its release and the Xbox 360 and PC. [1UP]
Final Fantasy XIII Boasts No Install but Quick Load Times
Anyone with a PS3 may be used to mandatory installs when gaming on the machine, a useful way of cutting down load times and allowing a smoother experience. But according to Square Enix, Final Fantasy XIII on the PS3 won’t include a hard disc installation. Game director Motomu Toriyama still boasts low load times, claiming the only time players will have to wait for a load screen is when moving between a town and a field, noting how smoothly the game flows.
The Xbox 360 allows optional installations for all games, suggesting Final Fantasy XIII will come with that option. Although the multiple disc on the 360 may mean multiple installations. Hopefully Square Enix can share more as the Japanese release date fast approaches. [IGN]
Minimum System Requirements Revealed For Modern Warfare 2
Many gamers have claimed to be boycotting Modern Warfare 2 when it arrives next month, but many may still be interested in the minimum system requirements needed to play the game on the PC. For those of you unfazed by the fact there will be no dedicated servers, or the hefty price tag, then take a gander at what you’ll at least need to play the game on the PC:
- OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 (Windows 95/98/ME/2000 are unsupported)
- Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor or better supported
- Memory: 1 GB RAM
- Graphics: 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT or better or ATI Radeon 1600XT or better
- DirectX: Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
- Hard Drive: 12GB of free hard drive space
- Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
- Internet: Broadband connection required for Multiplayer Connectivity.
- Internet Connection required for activation
With only a few weeks until the November 10th release, there’s still some time to get upgrading if you’re not up to date. [1UP]