You might need a new PC to run Forspoken

To say that the PC requirements for Forspoken are steep is a bit of an understatement.


We've got some good news and some bad news for PC gamers looking forward to Forspoken. The good news is that the prices of graphics cards have gone down considerably, so you might be able to afford that upgrade you've always wanted. The bad news is that you're probably going to be needing an upgrade.

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Forspoken hasn't come out yet and most gamers don't have good things to say about it.

As the prettier and more-taxing version of the storage hog, Final Fantasy 15, Forspoken was always going to need serious hardware to run. Unfortunately, no one would've probably expected what Square Enix just revealed, even when you factor in Denuvo.

Because, if you'd like to enjoy Forspoken at 1440p and 30FPS, you'll need a PC built with parts that came out in the past two-three years. Meanwhile, running the game at 4K at a steady 60 frames per second requires 32GB of RAM and an Nvidia GTX 4080. Finally, you'll need at least 150GB of storage space (preferably on an SSD) to play Forspoken.

To put this into context, the Nvidia GTX 3070 and its AMD equivalent, the Radeon RX 6700, both retail in the $500 price range. On the other hand, you can get yourself an Nvidia GTX 4080 for $1,200.

So, unless your PC is already capable of running Forspoken as is, you might want to get a PlayStation 5 instead.

For what it's worth, PC gamers with the necessary hardware can benefit from Luminous Productions' hard work. Forspoken supports ultra-wide monitors and features faster loading times for SSD drives, especially if the drive is made by Samsung. Also, the upcoming open-world RPG will enjoy several performance-oriented upgrades like AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution and temporal upscaling technology.

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We can only imagine the negative reviews that will flood Forspoken's Steam page as soon as it come out.

In any case, the public perception of Forspoken doesn't put Luminous in a good light (pun intended). The mixed reviews that the PS5 demo has gotten so far and the lack of reviews ahead of its release on January 24 are considered as red flags in the gaming industry.

Speaking of, Sony listed Forspoken as one of the biggest games coming to the PlayStation 5 this year.


Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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