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Final Fantasy 15's minimum PC specs are surprisingly accessible

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Final Fantasy 15 will look fantastic if you've got a high-end rig (as Joe found out in his hands-on back in August (opens in new tab)) but there was concern that less powerful PCs might have trouble running it smoothly. Not so, according to the system requirements that came out yesterday on the game's Microsoft Store page (opens in new tab)

The minimum recommended specs are a GTX 760 or equivalent, an i5-2400 or FX-6100 CPU and 8GB RAM. That should put it in play for most people.

For the recommended specs you'll need a GTX 1060, which most mid-range rigs will reach, but the CPU and RAM requirements might be a touch high for some: an i7 3770 or an FX-8350 alongside 16GB of RAM (admittedly, those CPUs are quite old, so hopefully a newer i5 should cut it).

Still, it's good to know that those with more budget builds will at least be able to play the game and have it run smoothly. 

Maxing the game out will undoubtedly prove tricky: game director Hajime Tabata told Fraser (opens in new tab) at Gamescom that even Square Enix's monster GTX 1080 Ti build couldn't achieve 60fps at 4K with all the settings cranked up.

The PC version is set to become the definitive version of the JRPG, which first released on consoles last year. It will ship with improved graphics, a new first-person mode (which the developer is still working on (opens in new tab)), Steam Workshop support, all the existing DLC and support for 8K resolutions.

Final Fantasy 15 is due to release early next year.

Samuel Horti
Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.