Elden Ring ‘Minimum’ System Requirements   Revealed…Briefly

Elden Ring ‘Minimum’ System Requirements Revealed…Briefly

Perhaps the most highly anticipated FromSoftware release to date, Elden Ring is set to launch in a matter of weeks. Penned as the 25th of February, that’s just 12 more sleeps at time of publishing. Better still, it releases day one on PC as well as the customary PlayStation and Xbox platforms. And so it was with baited breath that the PC master race waited eagerly for those all-important minimum specs. Yesterday, they got their wish. Briefly.

Briefly, because although the specs were revealed on the official Elden Ring Steam page, they were almost immediately removed. We can only hope that this for good reason – they were uncharacteristically demanding for any game, let alone a FromSoft title. Sumptuous prior release Sekiro, for example, ran in all its splendour on a GTX 760, or a Radeon HD 7950. But it seems Elden Ring requires a GTX 1060 at least.

According to Steam’s annual hardware survey, that’s still a fairly common card. But there are still plenty of gamers out there running older rigs. And with the state of the graphics card market right now, that’s not going to change any time soon. That’s just the minimum requirement, too, so to get anything near console graphical fidelity your narrowing the field even further. So, curious then from a company that has repeatedly done more with less.

Below are the full minimum specs that were briefly available to view on Steam;

OS: Windows 10 or 11

CPU: Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 3 3300X

RAM: 12GB

GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB

DirectX: DX12

Storage: 60GB

Note too, these were purportedly the minimum, not recommended specs. That’s because FromSoftware only uploaded the minimum specs at the time, which is curious in and of itself. But only for a moment, as shortly after they were posted, the specs were removed completely. If you visit the page now, all system requirements, minimum or recommended are marked “TBD”.

Minimum Speculation

Now then, what exactly is going on here? Taking a relatively informed guess (informed as in, the rest of the internet seems to agree) From seem to have posted the “recommended” specs instead of the minimum specs. An easy enough mistake to make, and quite honestly, I really, really hope this is the case.

Of course its more than likely that Elden Ring will be a more demanding game than prior From titles. It’s open world, for starters. It’s possible that a GTX 1060 really is what you’ll need to run the game in lowest settings, attaining 30fps. Possible, but doubtful.

We won’t know for sure until From update the page again, with what we hope will this time be the correct specs. But in either case, don’t break the piggy bank just yet. Not that you’d find a new card to buy.

Fingers remain firmly crossed that this was an unusual slip from a developer that has to date kept their report card squeaky clean.

Source; TechSpot


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