Soulcalibur VI screenshot of Taki in her battle pose

After a whole bunch of teasers, Soulcalibur VI has finally been pinned for an October 19th release date on both PC and consoles. If you're wondering whether you're going to need to upgrade your PC in preparation for its release, wonder no more as the PC system requirements have now been revealed.

They've originally been posted on Nvidia's website so I'm afraid there are no AMD GPUs to be found anywhere on the list, but I'm sure you'll be able to figure out where you stand with relative ease. But enough babbling from me, here's the full list:

Soulcalibur VI Minimum System Requirements: 

• CPU: Intel Core Intel Core i3-4160 @ 3.60GHz or equivalent

• GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Legacy GPUs: GeForce GTX 660, 750 Ti, or equivalent)

• RAM: 6GB

• OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (64-bit versions)

• HDD: 60GB free space

• DirectX: Version 11

Soulcalibur VI Recommended System Requirements:

• CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5 GHz or equivalent

• GPU: GeForce GTX 1060, or equivalent, or higher

• RAM: 8GB

• OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (64-bit versions)

• HDD: 60GB free space

• DirectX: Version 11

While the system requirements are fairly standard for today's era, there is one thing that worries me: the 60GB disk space requirement. If this was a truly massive RPG or MMORPG I could understand the need for so such a large install size, but with fighting games like Soulcalibur VI this usually means we're just going to have tons upon tons of uncompressed cinematics clogging up our PCs. More importantly, this will make installing Soulcalibur VI on SDDs quite a challenge given its massive size, which is a real shame since having the smoothest possible gameplay experience is crucial for fighting games.

Here's to hoping the developers will sort all of this out before release, but until then I'll leave you with the recently posted gameplay trailer. It should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect from Soulcalibur VI in terms of gameplay, as well as show off what sort of visuals your PC will working towards. Enjoy!

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