Bloober's The Medium recommends but doesn't require an SSD on PC

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Bloober Team’s The Mediumis serving up scares months before it officially launches. Anyone with an outdated rig is going to find themselves cowering in fear at the sight of these MediumPC requirements.

The Mediumis low-key going to be one of the Xbox Series X’s technical showcases, as its hook is that it renders two worlds on-screen at the same time. This is probably the reason we’re seeing some inflated PC specs. It’s a game that asks a lot of the hardware.

Curiously, the official specs don’t mandate an SSD (which is a linchpin feature of the next generation of consoles). Instead, it recommends one but it isn’t absolutely necessary. The day is coming where we see a next-gen game that requires an SSD. Today isn’t that day.

Instead, it seems as if RAM and VRAM do a lot of the heavy lifting. The GPU specs are pretty beefy, especially for anyone who wants to run The Mediumwith ray tracing on. The RAM requirements hit 16GB at the middle tier of settings, but that’s becoming closer and closer to the norm at this point.

Here are the minimum, medium (ha!), and recommended PC specs for The Medium:

Minimum System Requirements (Full HD, low details, ray tracing off):

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 / AMD Ryzen 5 2500X
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon R9 390X (or equivalent with 4 GB VRAM)
  • DirectX: 11
  • Disc Space: 30 GB (SSD recommended)
  • Sound: DirectX compatible

Medium System Requirements (4K, high details, ray tracing off):

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-9600 / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 / AMD Radeon 5700XT
  • DirectX: 11
  • Disc Space: 30 GB (SSD recommended)
  • Sound: DirectX compatible

Recommended System Requirements (4K, high details, ray tracing on):

  • OS:Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-9600 / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080
  • DirectX: 12
  • Disc Space: 30 GB (SSD recommended)
  • Sound: DirectX compatible

Official system requirements [Steam]