Star Wars Jedi: Survivor's system reqs are out, and I guess I'm buying a new hard drive

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor — a mugshot-like screenshot of Cal Kestis as he appears in the upcoming Jedi sequel, with droid companion BD-1 looking over his shoulder.
(Image credit: Respawn Entertainment)

The system requirements for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor are out, and they're mostly reasonable. Cal Kestis' next adventure doesn't want much from your rig, just a 4 core/8 thread CPU, a recent(ish) GPU, and anywhere from 8 to 16 gigs of RAM. Oh, and 155GB of hard drive space. I guess Morgan did warn us it was going to be a bigger sequel than we're expecting.

That's more space than Red Dead Redemption 2, more than Microsoft Flight Sim, and more than Assassin's Creed: Valhalla (which currently occupies more space than anything else on my SSD), according to our own list of the biggest game install sizes

It's also literally more than I can currently install on my machine—I have about 80GB of space free at the moment—meaning I'll either have to buy a new SSD or clear out some of the enormous games I haven't played in ages, which is tantamount to admitting defeat.

I don't know what it is about Jedi: Survivor that mandates such a huge amount of room. It's a good-looking and expansive game, but it doesn't look dramatically different to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, its predecessor game that weighed in at a mere 55GB. My money's on the rich collection of beards for Cal that now occupy the game's previously poncho-filled crates.

If that's the case, then it's all 100% worth it, and I regret that I have but one hard drive to give for Cal's multitude of facial hair options. I guess we'll find out when Star Wars Jedi: Survivor hits Steam on April 28. Until then, here are those system requirements in full:

Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows 10 64-bit
CPU Features: 4 core / 8 threads
CPU* AMD: Ryzen 5 1400
GPU** AMD: Radeon RX 580
GPU Features: DX12, 8Gb VRAM
Storage: 155GB
*CPU alternate: Intel Core i7-7700
**GPU alternate: Nvidia GTX 1070

Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows 10 64-bit
CPU Features: 4 core / 8 threads
CPU* AMD: Ryzen 5 5600X
GPU** AMD: RX 6700 XT
GPU Features: DX12, 8Gb VRAM
Storage: 155GB SSD
*CPU alternate: Intel Core i5 11600K
**GPU alternate: Nvidia RTX 2070

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