Earlier today, Elden Ring’s Steam page was updated to include the minimum system requirements needed to run the PC version.
As the the bare minimum needed for a gaming PC to run FromSoftware’s highly-anticipated action RPG, the specs raised some eyebrows due to their heft requirements: an Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 3 3300X for the CPU, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580 as the graphics card.
More surprising was the fact the minimum PC requirement asked for 12GB of RAM. While 12GB of RAM is not out of the realm of possibility for the majority of PC gamers, many systems still roll with about 8GB of RAM. By comparison, Dying Light 2 — which was released earlier this month — only requires 8 GB of RAM.
Elden Ring’s minimum PC requirements are also far more demanding than previous FromSoftware titles. Including 2019’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which lists an Intel Core i3-2100 or AMD FX-6300 for the CPU, 4GB of RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon HD 7950 as some of the minimum specs needed to run the game.
Elden Ring’s minimum PC system requirements have since been removed from the game’s Steam page at the time of writing. IGN has reached out to Bandai Namco for comment.
With Elden Ring out in two weeks, Bandai Namco should hopefully be sharing the full list of system requirements needed to run the PC version soon.
For more on Elden Ring, check out our final preview ahead of the game’s February 25 release date.
Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.