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Dark Souls 3 system requirements revealed – praise the sun!

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Update 20 Dec, 2015: We mentioned in our original report that the revealed specs for Dark Souls 3 seemed modest, and it looks like perhaps they were too modest. From Software have released a statement on the Dark Souls Facebook page to say that they don’t represent the finished game and were posted by mistake.

The official statement is as follows: “Attention Dark Souls PC Fans! While launching the Dark Souls III Steam page, some PC requirements were posted by mistake. These are not representative of the game’s final specifications. We look forward to sharing those PC details in the coming months – But for now, you can add Dark Souls 3 to your wishlists!”

Original story 17 Dec, 2015: Following confirmation of Dark Souls 3’s release date, and the news that it’s likely to be the last game in the series, From Software have revealed the game’s recommended specs. It seems like you won’t necessarily have to be rocking a pure STR build to play it on decent settings.

Dark Souls 3 is definitely one to watch. It even made our list of the best games of Gamescom 2015.

Here are the specs for people with a wooden club (minimum):

  • 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 TM HD 6870
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 sound device

And here are the specs you’ll be hitting if you’re rocking a zweihander (recommended):

  • 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

Time will tell if these modest specs hint at a game that’s really well optimised, or just one that’s a little bit ugly.

While you’re waiting, why not read Joel’s hands-on impressions, where he predicts its place as his GOTY in 2016.

Thanks, PCGamer.

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