S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat irradiating PCs 'first quarter 2010'

We've mused on the subject before, but we're still a bit bewildered that a third game set in the shadow of a two-time nuclear fallout zone is on its way in the form of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat. Sure, the series has twice proven itself to be an enjoyable blend of creepy atmosphere and technical prowess, but between all the guns and high doses of radiation, how is anyone left to talk about? The game's developer, GSC Gameworld, is busy figuring out that problem, effectively pushing back the game to a "first quarter 2010" release, according to the game page on publisher bitComposer's website.

In the meantime, to help sate your need for more S.T.A.L.K.E.R., the company has updated its thrilling PC requirements spec sheet for the game, which we've dropped after the break.
%Gallery-51475% System Requirements:

Minimum
  • OS: Windows XP
  • CPU: 2.0GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 2200+
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • GPU: 128 MB RAM DirectX 8.0 compatible card (e.g., GeForce 5700 or Radeon 9600)
Recommended
  • OS: Windows Vista
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 or AMD 64 X2 5600+
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • GPU: 512 MB RAM DirectX 9 or 10 compatible card (e.g., GeForce 9800GTX or Radeon)

[Via Big Download]

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