Can you run Dark Souls III on PC?

Let’s find out

As 2016 is looming in front of us, a lot of upcoming games stand out for me, but so far my top two are Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, and Dark Souls III. The latter might even be the last Souls game for a while, so I’m looking forward to going in completely blind with my traditional full solo first run.

I tend to play it on consoles first, then move to PC, but you PC-only folks can take a look at the newly minted requirements and mull on them for the next four months. As revealed by Steam, the new minimum and recommended specs are up. For reference, they’re roughly the same as the Scholar of the First Sin specs, but the minimum RAM has doubled, as well as the required storage space. The graphics card and processor requirements are the exact same.

Dark Souls III [Steam]

Minimum specs

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit, Windows 8.1 64bit Windows 10 64bit
  • Processor: AMD A8 3870 3.6 Ghz or Intel Core i3 2100 3.1Ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 / ATI Radeon HD 6870
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 sound device

Recommended specs

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit, Windows 8.1 64bit Windows 10 64bit
  • Processor: AMD FX 8150 3.6 GHz or Intel Core™ i7 2600 3.4 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750, ATI Radeon HD 7850
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 sound device
Chris Carter
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