The lights are on
Earlier today, Call of Duty: Ghosts executive producer Mark Rubin announced that dedicated servers are coming to a variety of platforms, including PC. Now we know just what kind of machine you'll need to take advantage of that multiplayer feature.
The minimum spec calls 50 GB of hard drive space and a bare minimum of 6 GB of RAM. DirectX 11 is a requirement, as is a 64-bit operating system (Windows 7 or 8). Here's the full list:
Minimum System Requirements
Recommended System Requirements
Our TakeLast week I suggested that the incoming next-gen consoles might inspire a "spec jump" as PC developers become less constrained by living room hardware. Many dedicated PC gamers are likely running 8 GB of RAM or more and a 64-bit operating system, but those that are a bit more casual might suddenly find themselves in need of an upgrade very soon.
The spec jump isn't a bad thing, though (unless you're tight on cash). With these increased requirements are likely to come better and more graphically impressive experiences.