The Resident Evil 2 PC upgrade will bring it, along with Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil 7, in line with current-gen consoles by adding ray tracing and other enhancements – but it’s also changing the system requirements. After the patch goes live, the survival horror game will no longer support DirectX 11 drivers and will only be playable on DirectX 12, Capcom said in a short update on Steam.
It will tweak a few other system requirements as well. The minimum specifications will no longer include Windows 7 and 8.1 (64 bit). You’ll need Windows 10 (64 bit) or Windows 11. Resident Evil 2 currently supports Nvidia GeForce RTX 760 and AMD Radeon R7 260x, but after the update, you need at least GeForce RTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 460.
Capcom gave no indication when it expects the update to go live, but some eagle-eyed internet users have already spotted the franchise’s updates on Sony’s servers. It’s caused a bit of speculation that they may arrive sometime after the publisher’s June 13 summer showcase.