We’re now just over a month away from the PC release of Kojima Productions’ Death Stranding.
If you were wondering whether your PC was up to the task of running it, you can now check: the minimum and recommended PC specs have been revealed. And unless your PC is really old, we suspect it’ll run it just fine in some capacity.
No matter how you’ll want Death Stranding to look and run and PC, you’ll need Windows 10, 8GB of RAM, DirectX 12, and 80GB of hard drive space. You’ll also want a DirectX compatible sound device. How nice it looks and what framerate you’ll achieve unsurprisingly depends on your CPU and GPU.
To play Death Stranding at 720p resolution and 30 frames per second, you’ll need either an Intel Core i5-3470 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200, along with a GeForce GTX 1050 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB. For the same performance at 1080p, an Intel Core i5-4460 or AMD Ryzen 5 1400 is required, along with a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB or Radeon RX 570 4GB.
Of course, most PC gamers will want to play Death Stranding at 60 frames per second, and to do that at 1080p they’ll need an Intel Core i7-3770 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600, along with a GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 590. Unfortunately, recommended specs aren’t provided for playing at 4K.
With those minimum and recommended specs, we don’t expect many PC gamers to have to miss out on playing Death Stranding. On PC, the game will also be receiving Half-Life crossover content to make it a bit more enticing. It’s not a game for everyone, though, as you’ll gleam from our review of the PS4 version. Still, it’s very unique, so you should give it a try. It’ll be available on Steam and the Epic Games Store from 14th July.