One of the boons of PC Gaming is that when a video game developer tries to make a game for it, they often have the ability to push the game farther than it would be on a console. This is because technology is constantly growing for the PC while consoles are forced to be stagnant until a new version or generation comes out. The catch is that because of this evolution it can be hard to track what you need to achieve peak performance in your games. For something like Elder Scrolls Online, that’s something you definitely need to know.
This goes double for its upcoming expansion via Morrowind. This land from the third Elder Scrolls game is bring brought into Elder Scrolls Online in a big way, with players being able to see just what made the weird land so special, and the third game such a hit. But what will it take to play it? Well, that’s where the twist comes in, it actually won’t take anything more than the requirements Elder Scrolls Online has for itself right now. This comes straight from the word of developer Zenimax, who stated on their official website:
“Please note that we aren’t changing any of the requirements at this time from what’s currently needed, but merely clarifying exactly what’s necessary to play.”
This isn’t surprising in some ways, as MMORPGs rarely if ever bump requirements for expansions, but it is good to know. You never truly know what a game developer is going to do.
Zenimax lists both the PC and Mac recommendations, as well as what meets the minimum requirements to play the game. For example, the PC Minimum consists of:
A Windows 7 32-bit OS with an Intel Core i3 540 or AMD A6-3620, a3GB System RAM, a 85GB free HDD space,
DirectX 11 compliant video card with 1 GB of RAM (NVIDIA GeForce 460/AMD Radeon 6850) or higher, a
DirectX compatible sound card, and of course, an internet connection.
Check the site for the rest of the specifications so that if you’re looking to play Elder Scrolls Online, you know you can do so.