Forspoken PC Requirements Revealed & They Are Shockingly High

The Forspoken PC requirements just were revealed by publisher Square Enix and I hope you're ready to be flexed on. The specs are ridiculous, check them out here.

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The Forspoken PC requirements just dropped and ruined my day. | © Square Enix

Forspoken is a brand-new title that had a hard time convincing us so far. The combat looks fantastic, but the world and the writing seem dodgy as heck. If you want to enjoy that gorgeous combat on PC, you should maybe gear up for an upgrade: the PC requirements were just revealed and they're a shocker.

Forspoken PC Requirements Revealed: Minimum & Recommended Specs Are Ridiculous

While Forspoken is next-gen exclusive, the game hasn't wowed us graphically yet. Well, the combat looks great, we've been over this. But it's not Red Dead Redemption 2 or Cyberpunk or anything like that. And still, you will need a hefty machine to get this baby running smoothly.

Here are the minimum, recommend and 'ultra' specs required for Forspoken on PC. You've been warned.

CategoryMinimum RequirementsRecommended SpecsUltra


Windows 10 64-bit (After November 2019 Update) or Windows 11 64-bitWindows 10 64-bit (After November 2019 Update) or Windows 11 64-bitWindows 10 64-bit (After November 2019 Update) or Windows 11 64-bit
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 / Intel Core i7 3770 (3.7GHz or better)AMD Ryzen 5 3600 / Intel Core i7 8700k (3.7GHz or better)AMD Ryzen 5 5800X / Intel Core i7 12700 (3.8GHz or better)
Video CardAMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB / Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 6GBAMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB / Nvidia Geforce GTX 3070 8GBAMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB / Nvidia Geforce GTX 4080 16GB
Memory16GB24GB32 GB
Display resolution & fps720p 30fps1440p 30fps2160p 60fps
HDD/SSD space150GB or more150GB or moreNVMe SSD 150GB or more

I mean, if you want to rock a brand-new game in 4K60, you'll need top tier gear, of course. But the even the minimum requirements seem crazy. And 150 gigs for one game? Thankfully, you can preload Forspoken, but that is still a tough pill to swallow.

On Twitter, people have already started wondering what the heck is going on here. The most common theory is, that the PC version of Forspoken could potentially be an unoptimized mess. Again, the game doesn't look super impressive, but still has these ridiculous requirements.

We've seen that kinda stuff before, and it's usually a red flag. The game comes out on January 24, so we won't have to wait too long to see for ourselves. But be ready for disappointment.

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