Forspoken PC requirements have been revealed, alongside updates from demo feedback

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More fuel for the magic

The PC system requirements are out for upcoming Square Enix action RPG Forspoken. And it looks like you’ll need some decent hardware to undertake this journey on a personal computer.

Shown off during a developer livestream, the baselines for each setting range depending on how high you want to push the visual fidelity. For the Recommended, at 1440p30, it looks like you’ll need fairly modern equipment.

The Recommended requirements call for an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or Intel Core i7-8700K, operating at 3.7 GHz or better, for the CPU. On the video card side, an AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB are the benchmarks to clear.

Alongside the CPU and video card, memory requirements are also worth jotting down if you want to play Forspoken on PC. Recommended will require 24 GB of memory and 150 GB or more of drive space, preferably on a solid state drive.

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Ultra adds on extra requirements, as you might expect. Altogether, Forspoken looks like it will be a hefty game for PC players. While this could make it a bit of a technical showcase to spotlight your rig’s ability to push pixels, it’s also worth noting if you’re planning on using some older tech to try out the game.

Fine-tuning Forspoken

Square Enix also confirms that updates have been made to Forspoken, in response to feedback from the PS5 demo that went out. Button mapping functionality has been added, which seems like a major plus. Locked-on enemies that move off-screen will remain locked-on longer. Some text sizes have also been adjusted, and “various” technical issues have been fixed.

Using a demo to gather feedback and fine-tune is something Square Enix has been doing for a little while now, and it’s been working alright. Whether or not it makes a big difference for Forspoken, we won’t have to wait long to see. Forspoken arrives on January 24 for PS5 and PC.

Eric Van Allen
Senior News Reporter