Deck13 confirms that The Surge 2 will run using the Vulkan API on PC

The Surge 2's PC System Requirements have been released alongside a new Story Trailer

Deck13 confirms that The Surge 2 will run using the Vulkan API on PC

Deck13, the developers of The Surge 2, has confirmed that the game will run on PC using the Vulkan API, while the Xbox One version will utilise DirectX 12. This shift to modern graphical APIs has enabled Deck13 to deliver larger outdoor levels and to add several new features to the game. 

The PC version of The Surge 2 will release within the next 24 hours and will feature high-resolution textures that are “perfectly fine for 4K resolutions”, alongside new features like temporal antialiasing and unified volumetric lighting. 

The overhauled rendering subsystem of The Surge 2 has enabled the game to grow to accommodate larger levels and more content, with The Surge 2 offering PC gamers 4x as many side quests and a larger number of NPCs. 

The Surge 2 will release on September 24th on PC (through Steam), Xbox One and PlayStation 4, bringing with it larger, more open levels and an enhanced combat system. This will allow The Surge 2 to be a bigger, and hopefully better, game than the original. 

On PC, The Surge 2 will be 20GB in size and require a powerful system to run well. AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 56 and Nvidia’s GTX 980 Ti graphics cards are recommended by Deck 13. Thankfully the game is designed to scale down to run on lower-end GPUs like the Radeon R0 280 and GTX 950.    

The bulk of The Surge 2 takes place in Jericho city, where players must fight through the city in the aftermath of the launch of the Utopia Rocket and the release of the deFrag nanovirus. Players must fight through the city to uncover the truth behind the virus and to uncover their lost memories. The latest Story Trailer for the game is available to watch below. 

    Nano-cultists run rampant through the streets, harvesting everything they can from the environment for their mysterious ends. The government forces of A.I.D attempt to maintain a stranglehold on the city with violent means. All the while, Athena, a girl with whom you have a special connection, leads you through the streets to a destination unknown.

 

Below are The Surge 2’s full PC system requirements. Strangely, the game Lists DirectX 11 as a requirement alongside Vulkan API compatibility. Deck 13 has confirmed that The Surge 2 runs using the Vulkan API. 

MINIMUM:

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)
Processor: AMD FX-8320 (3.5 GHz) / Intel i5-4690K (3.5 GHz)
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: 2 GB, AMD Radeon R9 280 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 20 GB available space
Additional Notes: Requires a graphics card compatible with Vulkan, requires Internet connection for online features.

RECOMMENDED:

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)
Processor: AMD FX-8370 (4.0 GHz) / Intel Core i7-3820 (3.6 GHz)
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: 6 GB, AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 20 GB available space
Additional Notes: Requires a graphics card compatible with Vulkan, requires Internet connection for online features.

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