Destructive Creations' Hatred has courted controversy every step of the way. From that reveal trailer, to being booted from Steam Greenlight, to Gabe Newell himself finally intervening and getting Hatred back up for the community vote. Predictably enough Hatred became the most popular title on Greenlight within a matter of minutes, and it's now become the first ever title with an Adults Only rating to be granted a full release on Steam.

A twin-stick shooter in which The Antagonist is battling against the entirety of humanity, Hatred is all about exactly that, Hatred. Fed up with humanity's worthless existence, your aim is to head out onto the New York streets on the hunt, armed with an ultra-violent arsenal of weapons. The Antagonist is certainly a nasty fella, I wonder if that's because he's had a look at the official Hatred system requirements... 

Hatred Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-750 2.6GHz  or AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz
  • RAM: 4GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5850
  • HDD: 8GB Free Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Hatred Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5GHz or AMD FX 8350 4.0GHz
  • RAM: 8GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon R9 290X

It's little wonder there's so much anger wrapped up in this title with system requirements like this. Hatred's due out in Q2 2015 and Destructive Creations has said these Hatred requirements might change slightly in the run up to the launch. Looking at them now though, they are absolutely massive. 

The minimum requirements for Hatred are no laughing matter, asking for a decent quad-core i5-750 or Phenom II X4 955 processor, and a middle-of-the-road graphics card in the shape of a GTX 460 for team green or a Radeon HD 5850 from AMD. Hatred is being created in Unreal Engine 4, so it's got some powerful tools behind it but it's essentially a top-down shooter, so relatively high demands for its minimum requirements are surprising. In terms of operating systems Hatred is 64-bit only, which shouldn't prove a problem to most, but it's also DX11-only as well.

Moving on to the recommended Hatred requirements and these are absolutely sky high. In fact these really aren't too far off of Assassin's Creed Unity so we'd like to see a hefty drop before launch. Both the GTX 680 and the Radeon R9 290X are absolute top-end cards from the last couple of years, while the processors are no slouches either. 8GB RAM is also at the top-end, and it's a real struggle to see where Destructive Creations is intending to use all this power available to it.  

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