Mirror's Edge PC system specs detailed

Dev also promises PC version will offer a number of "nice bonuses"

Developer DICE has detailed the minimum system requirements for the PC version of Mirror's Edge, which is due out on January 16 2009.

Here's what you'll need to run it:

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2/Vista
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz or 100% compatible equivalent
Memory: 1GB RAM
Video Card: 256MB memory with Shader Model 3.0*
HDD Space: 8GB
DVD Drive: 1x DVD Drive
Soundcard: Soundcard with DirectX 9.0c compatibility
DirectX: DirectX 9.0c
Network: An online connection is required for access to Leaderboards


"That's the min-spec machine and that will have physX turned off," wrote one of the game's designers on the On-Mirror's-Edge Forums. "As far as PhysX is concerned - the game will run fine without it."

The designer, known as Feffe, also moved to debunk a few rumours, stating that the PC version of the game wasn't delayed "for reasons of piracy" or "because we think 'PC is dead' or any such reason".

"In fact - we didn't delay it. It takes a lot of time and effort to fix streaming, graphics, physics and all other things that are pretty much locked down on a console to work on a wide variety of PC hardware. Add to that making sure the menus feel nice and work properly on a PC rather then just coming off as a port."

Feffe also launched a staunch defense of the game's DLC after it attracted criticism following its recent reveal, saying that the "visual style is selected to make sure it looks cool, unique and each level has a specific mood to it. Also, it tells you we are building it from scratch".

The DLC's due in January for all versions of the game. Check out a video of it in action and some screens here.