Shattered Horizon™ - minimum requirements revealed for DirectX 10 shooter

FOR RELEASE 13:00 GMT (14:00 BST) THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER

HELSINKI, FINLAND– OCTOBER 22, 2009– Futuremark® Games Studio today confirmed that Shattered Horizon™, their upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter for the PC, will be fully compatible with Windows 7. The studio also revealed the minimum and recommended hardware requirements for their DirectX® 10 only game. www.shatteredhorizon.com

Shattered Horizon is a multiplayer first person shooter that immerses you in the cold reality of combat in space. Teams of players fight in zero gravity to control hollowed-out asteroids, huge fragments of Moon rock and the ruined remains of the International Space Station.

Speaking about the requirement for DirectX 10 Jukka Mäkinen, Head of Futuremark Games Studio, explained,“PCs are rapidly leaving the consoles behind when it comes to graphical capabilities. Because Shattered Horizon is being developed exclusively for the PC we haven’t had to make any compromises. Everything, from graphics and controls, through to the interface and dedicated server support, has been designed for PC gamers who love to play FPS games.”

Jaakko Haapasalo, producer at Futuremark Games Studio added,“With Windows 7 launching today, and some very affordable DX10 and DX11 cards entering the market, there are plenty of reasons for PC gamers to make the jump from XP. When they do, they’ll find that Shattered Horizon’s stunning space setting is a great way to show off their PC.”

Minimum Requirements:

Shattered Horizon requires DirectX 10 on Windows Vista or Windows 7. There is no support for Windows XP or DirectX 9.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 / AMD Athlon64 X2 5600+

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT / ATI Radeon HD 3870

GPU memory: 256MB

Hard disk space: 1.5 GB

RAM: 2GB

Sound: Windows Vista compatible sound card

Recommended Requirements:

Shattered Horizon requires DirectX 10 on Windows Vista or Windows 7. There is no support for Windows XP or DirectX 9.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 / AMD Phenom II X4 940

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 / ATI Radeon HD 4870

GPU memory: 512MB

Hard disk space: 1.5GB

RAM: 2GB

Sound: Windows Vista compatible sound card

Trailer

New“Raid on Moondust” trailer featuring in-game footage (available in HD)

http://www.shatteredhorizon.com/media/trailers

Screenshots

http://www.shatteredhorizon.com/media/screenshots

Box Art

http://bit.ly/SH_KeyArt

Coming to Earth 2009

Shattered Horizon is the first self-published title from Futuremark Games Studio and will be available via digital download this holiday. Visit the official website for more game details. www.shatteredhorizon.com

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Information for Editors

A Shattered Horizon Press Kit is available from http://bit.ly/SH_PressKit. For high resolution images for print publications please contact fgs Futuremark com

Keywords and Suggested Tags

Shattered Horizon, Futuremark, Windows 7, first-person shooter, FPS, zero gravity, multiplayer, PC, video game, space, DirectX10, NVIDIA TWIMTBP

Community

Facebook: http://bit.ly/FGSonFB

Twitter: http://twitter.com/FuturemarkGames

Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/games/shatteredhorizon

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/futuremarkTV

About Futuremark® Games Studio

Futuremark® Games Studio, wholly owned by Futuremark® Corporation, was formed in January 2008 to create original games with new and entertaining gameplay. Shattered Horizon™ is the studio’s first self-published game. Shattered Horizon is rated TEEN by the ESRB. The game carries the NVIDIA®: The Way It's Meant To Be Played™ seal. Futuremark is based in Helsinki, Finland and maintains a sales office in Saratoga, California. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com

© 2009 Futuremark® Corporation. Shattered Horizon™ and Futuremark® Games Studio trademarks and logos, Futuremark character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. Microsoft, DirectX, Windows, Windows Vista and Windows 7 are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Company Contacts

Futuremark Press Room RSS Feed

Europe and rest of world:

Jukka Mäkinen, Head of Futuremark Games Studio

Phone: +358 20 759 8250 (+2 GMT)

Email: jukka@futuremark.com

North America:

Oliver Baltuch, President, Futuremark Inc.

Phone: +1 408 517 0910 (PST)

Email: ollie@futuremark.com


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