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Darksiders 3 system requirements are significantly higher now

THQ Nordic
Picture of Fury beating up some giant creature in Darksiders 3
Darksiders 3

THQ Nordic have released PC requirements for their upcoming Darksiders 3, which seem to be a bit higher. They are in contrast to the initially predicted requirements, but it has been a year since they popped up, so changes were expected.

Darksiders 3 preliminary PC requirements were added about a year ago, and looked rather light. THQ Nordic have announced new requirements though, which are significantly higher, but to be fair to the developers, a year is a long time in the development cycle and they did put a disclaimer on preliminary requirements stating they are subject to change.

As it turns out, they changed a lot. For example, the previous minimum requirement for CPU was i5-2400 3.1GHz or AMD FX-6100 2.8 GHz. The new, official, requirements state that the minimum will be i5 4690K 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz, with both CPUs being significantly more powerful and more expensive than their preliminary counterparts.

There is also a difference in all other required components, as Darksiders 3 will need a more powerful GPU than initially expected. It turns out GeForce GTX 750 Ti and AMD Radeon R7 260X will not be enough after all, as the minimum requirements shifted to GTX 660 and R7 370. Then again, neither of these GPUs were high end even when they were released, in 2012 and 2015, respectively, so this aspect doesn't look monstrously bad.

As far as memory goes, more than the originally thought 6 GB will be needed, but the new 8 GB requirement is not that high either, since most gaming rigs have at least 16 GB RAM these days. Originally, the developers expected Darksiders 3 will take up 15 GB of disk space, but this has been shifted to 25 GB.

THQ NordicPicture of Fury beating up some giant creature in Darksiders 3Darksiders 3 graphics are pretty but not exactly 1080 Ti-requiring material. Thankfully, it doesn't require that GPU

Here are preliminary, official minimum and official recommended PC requirements for clarity.

Darksiders 3 preliminary minimum system specification, no longer valid:
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-6100 2.8 GHz
RAM: 6 GB System Memory
GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R7 260X
DX: DirectX 11
HDD: 15 GB available space

Darksiders 3 minimum system specification, official:

OS: Windows 7 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
RAM: 8 GB System Memory
GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R7 370
DX: DirectX 11
HDD: 25 GB available space

Darksiders 3 recommended system specification, official:

OS: Windows 7 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz
RAM: 16 GB System Memory
GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
DX: DirectX 11
HDD: 25 GB available space

Recommended system specification has some pricey components, but even they are not the top of the line in the modern day. Especially not with the new generations of GPU and CPU components knocking on the door.