Square Enix Reveals PC Requirements for Forspoken

Square Enix‘s next action-adventure RPG, Forspoken, is just days away from its global launch, and the studio has finally revealed the system requirements for the game. 

Square Enix presents Forspoken as a beautiful expansive open world filled with mysterious and gigantic creatures. Similarly, the revealed system requirements boast that the PC components should be on par with the game’s scale to seamlessly experience the beauty of the magical open world. 

For context, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080/ AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT paired with 32 GB RAM and Intel Core i7-12700/ AMD Ryzen 5 5800X is required to run the game at 4K/60 FPS. While an AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT/ NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 paired with 16 GB RAM and AMD Ryzen 5 1600/ Intel Core i7-3770 will only be able to deliver 30 FPS at 720p in Forspoken. 

You can have a look at the detailed system requirements for Forspoken below.

Forspoken System Requirements

Minimum Settings

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (After November 2019 Update) or Windows 11 64-bit
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (3.7GHz or better) / Intel Core i7-3770 (3.7GHz or better)
  • Video Card: AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB VRAM
  • Memory: 16GB
  • Display resolution: 720p 30fps
  • HDD/SSD space: HDD 150GB or more

Recommended Settings

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (After November 2019 Update) or Windows 11 64-bit
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (3.7 GHz or better)/ Intel® Core™ i7-8700K (3.7GHz or better)
  • Video Card: AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB / NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB VRAM
  • Memory: 24GB
  • Display Resolution: 1440p 30fps
  • HDD/SSD space: SSD 150GB or more

Ultra Settings

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (After November 2019 Update) or Windows 11 64-bit
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen™5 5800X (3.8 GHz or better) Intel Core™ i7-12700
  • Video Card: AMD Radeon™ RX 6800 XT 16GB / NVIDIA GeForce® RTX 4080 16 GB VRAM
  • Memory: 32GB
  • Display Resolution: 2160p 60fps
  • HDD/SSD: NVMe SSD 150GB or more

Undoubtedly, Forspoken is extremely demanding on PC and requires top-of-the-line hardware for an immersive experience. But these requirements also raise concerns regarding the game’s optimisation, if not on par, which could be the reason for these ludicrous hardware requirements on PC. Still, only time can tell how well Forspoken will deliver on PC. 

About Forspoken

Forspoken is an upcoming action role-playing game developed by Luminous Productions and published by Square Enix. The protagonist, Frey Holland is a young woman who is transported from New York City to the fantasy world of Athia. She uses magical powers to journey through it and survive in order to find her way home. 

Athia is under the tyrannical rule of the Tantas, which include Tanta Sila and Tanta Prave. Other characters include Frey’s sentient bracelet Cuff, the archivist Johedy, and Auden.

Square Enix

According to director Takeshi Aramaki, the gameplay will be focused on terrain traversal speed and fluidity. Square Enix also described the game as a “narrative-driven adventure.” The character will exist in an open-world game format where players are able to travel anywhere at any time.

The player character, Frey, has access to a variety of magical spells. Following each combat encounter, the player will earn experience points. Frey’s cloak can be upgraded in order to improve her combat efficiency and stats, while applying nail polish unlocks special abilities. 

You can also craft new items, or rest at a safe location in order to restore health. While the player is exploring the game world, they may encounter a “breakstorm”, a scenario similar to a horde mode in which waves of demonic creatures spawn and attack Frey. The storm will end with the appearance of a named boss character.


Forspoken will be released for PlayStation 5 and PC on 24th January 2023.

We will keep you posted upon receiving any further valuable information about Forspoken. What are your thoughts about Forspoken’s recommended PC requirements? Let us know in the comment section below.


Abdullah Amin

Abdullah is passionate about staying up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in the gaming industry. With a strong background in writing and research, he is able to provide in-depth analysis and informative articles for a wide range of gaming audiences.
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