The full PC system requirements for Leave (opens in new tab), Square Enix’s next big action RPG, have been released. The minimum requirements are mercifully modest, if occasionally nonsensical, and start with at least Nvidia GTX 1060 or AMD RX 5500 XT graphics. Intriguingly, DirectStorage support from launch has also been confirmed.
Entry requirements on the CPU side start at AMD’s Ryzen 5 1600 from about six years ago or Intel’s similarly vintage Core i7 3770. You’ll want at least 16GB of RAM and 150GB of storage. All that gives you the rather modest result of 30 fps at only 720p resolution. you.
To get 30fps at 1440p, Square Enix thinks you need at least a AMD RX6700XT (opens in new tab) or Nvidia RTX 3070 (opens in new tab), which is quite a step up. CPU specs have been bumped up to AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or Intel Core i7 8700K, while the recommended RAM spec for this level of performance is a somewhat unlikely 24GB.
Make that for the full [email protected] experience AMD RX6800XT (opens in new tab) or NVIDIA RTX 4080 (opens in new tab), which is a rather odd equivalence in GPU power. You know, because those GPUs are not equivalent at all.
Anyway, it’s probably some of the other tidbits in the companion release that are more interesting. For starters, Microsoft’s DirectStorage technology is listed as a day one feature. You don’t even need a state-of-the-art NVMe SSD to try it, even if one is recommended.
Elsewhere in the feature list, “customizable resolutions, aspect ratios, and graphics characteristics” are mentioned, along with specific support for ultra-wide 32:9 aspect ratio monitors.
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Also on the list is “Auto HDR”, which should mean you don’t have to toggle HDR in the Windows settings dialog before activating Forspoken, which is a minor grace.
All this means we’re pretty excited about Forspoken’s January 24 release date to really see how it performs on PC. You can pre-order now Steam for a whopping $69.99 / £64.99 (opens in new tab). Yes, games are expensive now.