Dark Souls 3 PC system requirements have been revealed again

In a move that should surprise absolutely no one that has managed to lay eyes on the recent Dark Souls 3 footage, From Software has increased the recommended PC system requirements.

The minimum system specs which once required an i3 CPU & GTX 465 GPU combo have now been upscaled to an i5 & GTX 750 TI, while the recommended settings only did a "little hop" from an i7 & GTX 750 combo to an i7 & GTX 970 setup. Here's how the system requirements stand right now:

"The Hollow" specs (minimum requirements):

OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit, Windows 8.1 64bit Windows 10 64bit

Processor: Intel Core i5 2500 3.3GHz / AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti / ATI Radeon HD 6870

Memory: 8 GB RAMGraphics: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 465 / ATI Radeon TM HD 6870

DirectX: Version 11

Network: Broadband Internet connection

Storage: 20 GB available space

Sound Card: DirectX 11 sound device

"The Chosen Undead" specs (recommended requiremenets)

OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit, Windows 8.1 64bit Windows 10 64bit

Processor: Intel Core i7 2600 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or equivalent

Memory: 8 GB RAM

DirectX: Version 11

Network: Broadband Internet connection

Storage: 20 GB available space

Sound Card:DirectX 11 sound device

While its unfortunate for those on lower end machines, the reality of the situation was that Dark Souls 3 could never really run on the previously detailed minimum specs without sacrificing both graphical fidelity and the sweet, sweet embrace of high FPS.

Dark Souls 3 will be releasing in the West on April 12th, and until then I'll make sure the Sun gets plenty of praise since I won't be seeing it for the majority of April.

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