System requirements revealed for Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition

The system requirements have been revealed for the PC version of the upcoming action role-playing title from Namco Bandai Games, Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition.

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SnakeCQC2334d ago

im sure most people can max it at 60 fps at 1080p

Megaton2334d ago

Dunno. It's a port. Devs were asked about some apparently infamous place in the console version where the frames crawl, and whether or not it runs smoothly on the PC. They kinda tried to avoided the topic. Think they said "we hope so" or something equally vague.

fossilfern2334d ago

Yeah I read that but I dont think it would be locked at 720p that would be stupid it must been a translation error and he was talking about the texture resolution. But if it is just 720p it will be a real shame but im sure modders will work it out

anonym2333d ago

What fossilfern said. That was from a very poorly translated Japanese article, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.

RedDead2334d ago (Edited 2334d ago )

Anyone with a 'gaming PC' from 2006 and up should be. But the Res 1080p is just gonna be upscaled like it is on Consoles. The devs made it clear they weren't doing actual High Res textures or anything. I think it may be locked at 30FPS too(not sure). This game will still be native 720p and unchangable like most PC games. It's a true port, not an upgrade or anything...besides the extra content

Unless they changed their minds like they did with GFWL, well then...2006 G-PC's will max it easy.

Yeah Erudito, it should be. But at least we got it to go to steam. Hopefully they attempt to make better textures and allow for more FPS. At the very least, you won't get framerate drops where the console does get them. Which was quite annoying to be honest. I say, just take the game for what it is. it's one of the best games this gen. And although I was planning on getting it again on PC it seems there is no real point anymore because it's just the same as the console one. If you haven't played it yet though, PC should be the best version since their will be no framerate drops.

8800GT is grand too though. It just means 2006 + up will own it.

SnakeCQC2334d ago

this is all very startling news

DarkBlood2334d ago

good to know my pc can handle this them, bea while before i buy a gaming pc from futureshop anyways

reznik_zerosum2334d ago

30 fps lock make game lag very hard if u dont have hardware to support 30fps

AuToFiRE2334d ago


One does not simply walk into futureshop to buy a gaming pc

DarkBlood2334d ago (Edited 2334d ago )


well in canada there is, theres one type of model they have in there stores so i can just simply walk in there and buy one good sir :P

Merrill2333d ago


"One does not simply walk into futureshop to buy a gaming pc"

Lol, that made me chuckle pretty good.

One does not simply walk into Mordor!

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mep692334d ago

is that a joke ???

They decided to lock the game at 30 fps and force players to buy a game controller.

slayorofgods2333d ago (Edited 2333d ago )

1. Dark Souls is not a game to be bought for the best graphics, it's about game play

2. There are so many games out on pc that really need a controller, ever try to play Dead space or Batman on a pc without a controller? You can also use either a 360 or PS3 controller, nothing is more flexible with how you game then a pc.

3. Most importantly, we are finally getting games like Dark Souls on a pc. It will be a very nice fit and I look forward to more releases on pc in the future.

mep692326d ago (Edited 2326d ago )

LOL @ people that use a game pad on pc

And Ye I played barman and dead space fine with a keyboard and mouse thanks

Uncharted2Vet2334d ago

its locked at 30 FPS and only has a resolution of 720p namco confirmed it

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EcoSos32334d ago

So almost any pc from like 2008 and up can max it out.

Good because it will be accessible to more people, but it also means it just a simple port.

fossilfern2333d ago

If its true about this locked at 720p and 30fps etc They should really get some help from AMD or Nvidia to make this a better PC game!

NYC_Gamer2333d ago

My PC will handle DS with no problems

Scarfy2333d ago

It would seem that Namco Bandai would rather spend the minimum they can on the port, since they know it will likely be pirated to death. The PC version is likely just a compile of the Xbox 360 version, with various tweaks thrown in, which is why it is 720p at 30fps.

That's also likely why the consoles are now getting the PC's additional content as DLC this winter, so that the company can make the money back.

kevnb2333d ago (Edited 2333d ago )

The trolling is strong in this one. Sounds like someone is really upset there's a better version of this game coming out. Even if the suspect translation is correct, its significantly less than 720p on console and not consistent in framerate especially in blight town.

Scarfy2333d ago

Not trolling, mate, just stating a fact. Devs get better returns on consoles than on PC these days, due to the vast amount of piracy.

The simple fact is that the console versions pull in my revenue. The lead platform for Battlefield 3 was the PC, yet the consoles versions outsold it. Fact.

The same is true of a number of other console / PC games.

It's simply not worth the investment, which is why a recompile and straight port makes more financial sense. But if you really, really want some proof, then what you should do is start a company to bring console games to PC, with all the bells and whistles on that you want (high res textures, 60fps+, enhanced sound, mod support, etc.), and sans any form of DRM.

You will be bankrupt within a month of the first release. Sorry, but this is simply the world we live in.

Scarfy2333d ago

oh, and if Diablo 3 was ported to the consoles it would have offline mode from day one.

Da_Evil_Monkey2333d ago

The fact that they spent the minimum on a straight port is going to cause more piracy than investing the effort to make a good port. Sure you get people who would pirate anyway, but I guarantee people who would have bought it are going to pirate it instead because it's a shoddy port that uses GFWL. Afterwards the devs will blame piracy for poor sales, despite it being their fault for releasing a shoddy product.

yewles12333d ago

That's what they want apparently, proof that PC gamers are volatile...

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