Dark Souls 3‘s PC System Requirements leak online, giving gamers an idea of whether their systems are up to the task or need to be upgraded before its release.

While PC gamers often enjoy the best frame rates and graphics a game can possibly offer, it also means making sure that their systems are up to the task whenever a new game is on the horizon. Expectant Dark Souls III players now have a baseline with which they can upgrade their PCs by.

PC gamers may be surprised by the fact that the system requirements that have been leaked aren’t particularly demanding. However, the system requirements have since been pulled, and a post on the official Dark Souls Facebook page has announced that the requirements were inadvertently leaked, and aren’t yet final. As such, PC gamers should take this list of Dark Souls III system requirements with a grain of salt, but it’s at least a place to start:

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

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

Thankfully, the game is still providing support to Windows 7, as some players have yet to upgrade. The biggest question for most gamers is whether their video cards and processors are up to the task, which is generally one of the most difficult parts of being a PC gamer. However, the fact that the minimum and recommended amounts of memory are identical is probably a sign that these system requirements aren’t quite finalized just yet. In any case, it would be wise for PC gamers to make sure that their computers can at least handle the minimum requirements, and if not, to start upgrading now.

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Dark Souls fans have undergone a whirlwind regarding the newest entry to the series this year, considering that Dark Souls III was only just announced at E3 2015 and yet the game will be out in just four months. Fans of the series can expect same changes to the Dark Souls formula, as Dark Souls III is taking inspiration from Bloodborne for its combat system.

However, not everything is changing in Dark Souls III. Dark Souls III will see the return of the traditional Souls summoning system, and the same magic system from the prior games, although director Hidetaka Miyazaki and his team are working on improving the spells gamers are acquainted with.

It remains to be seen whether Dark Souls III will provide Dark Souls fans with the answers they’ve been seeking since the first entry to the series. Director Miyazaki himself has proclaimed that there are no more answers to be found in the existing entries to the series, but didn’t go so far as to explain whether the final entry will explain, either.

If you’re planning on playing Dark Souls III on the PC, is your system already up to the task? Let us know in the comment section below.

Dark Souls III releases for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on April 12, 2016 in North America, South America, and Europe.

Source: Rock Paper Shotgun, Dark Souls Facebook

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