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Elden Ring will have a maximum framerate of 60 fps on PC

Elden Ring
(Image credit: FromSoftware)

Back in the days of yore, specifically August 2012, the original Dark Souls hit PC and it was a bit of a mess. Aside from the Games For Windows Live requirement, it also had a maximum framerate of 30 fps. That limitation hasn't blighted any FromSoftware game released for PC since, but it's still a relief to hear Elden Ring will run "up to" 60 frames per-second.

That's the limit, by the way: like Dark Souls 3 before it, you won't be uncapping that 60 fps unless you use an inevitable post-launch mod. Likewise, 4K is the maximum resolution, though Elden Ring will support HDR. Tantalizingly, raytracing will also come to Elden Ring, though that will come "via patch." It's unclear whether that'll be a launch patch or come later.

Further spec details are yet to come, and since this week's Closed Network Test isn't coming to PC, it'll probably be a little while before we know what you'll need to run Elden Ring.

After years of anticipation we finally got a satisfying, 15 minute look at Elden Ring late last week. Publisher Bandai Namco followed that up by revealing all five playable classes available in the RPG's Network Test. The Elden Ring release date is February 25, 2022.

Shaun Prescott
Shaun is PC Gamer’s Australian editor and news writer. He mostly plays platformers and RPGs, and keeps a close eye on anything of particular interest to antipodean audiences. He (rather obsessively) tracks the movements of the Doom modding community, too.