Call of Cthulhu News – Call of Cthulhu to Launch on October 30th, Promises Insanity Fuelled RPG Action

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While there hasn’t been an official announcement just yet, the Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game Steam page has been updated with a concrete release date.

According to the Steam page, Call of Cthulhu will be ready to launch on PC and consoles on October 30th. It’s a packed period for games so we don’t envy Cyanide and Focus attempting to stand out from the crowd.

Still, what little we’ve seen of Call of Cthulhu shows promise. Set in 1924, it concerns private investigator Pierce, who’s been sent to Darkwater Island to investigate the deaths of the Hawkins family. Before long he’s pulled into a world of terrifying psychosis, cosmic horror, strange creatures, murderous cults, and weird science. Oh, and the ever-present overbearing presence of Cthulhu itself.

We’re still waiting on system specs for Call of Cthulhu, although being a Cyanide / Focus Home Interactive joint developed in Unreal Engine 4, we can build a reasonable picture of what the system requirements will be. Cyanide’s system requirements follow a similar pattern of being less demanding than AAA titles and typically require a mid-range PC to max out at 1080p.

Cyanide’s last game was Styx: Shards of Darkness. This required a Radeon R7 260X or GeForce GTX 560 with 1GB VRAM as a minimum, while the recommended GPUs were a Radeon R9 390 or GeForce GTX 970. In terms of processor, a quad-core AMD Fx-6300 or Intel i5-2500 will suffice for the minimum, while a hefty AMD FX-8350 or Intel i7-4790 is required for recommended. From our experience, these suggest CPUs are slightly over-egging the demands and we’d expect users to be able to run Call of Cthulhu with weaker processors. Overall though, we’d expect Call of Cthulhu to only be marginally more demanding than Styx: Shards of Darkness, although its slower pace means a high frame rate is less of a priority.

Call of Cthulhu launches on October 30th for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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