Dark Souls: Prepare to Die specs are not-so-scary

From Software has been managing expectations for the upcoming PC version of Dark Souls. While fans have long-clamored for a PC port of the hardcore dungeon crawler, the developer admitted it was "having a tough time" optimizing the game for Windows. "First we thought it would be a breeze, but it's turned out not to be the case," producer Daisuke Uchiyama admitted.

Still, having a straight port is probably better than not getting the game at all. And the PC version will include additional content that console gamers will have to pay extra for.

The required specs for Prepare to Die have been revealed (via Eurogamer). They should be in line with what many PC gamers have been expecting:

  • OS: Windows XP , Windows Vista, Windows 7, or newer
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz Dual-Core
  • Memory: 1 GB (XP), 2GB (Vista/7)
  • Hard Disk Space: 4 GB
  • Video Card: 512 MB RAM, ATI Radeon 4850 or higher, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or higher

    DirectX®: 9.0c

Dark Souls' PC release may not be the jaw-dropping DirectX 11 experience we want it to be, but PC gamers that want the franchise to continue on the platform would be wise to support this release. Who knows? Perhaps From Software will be able to learn for their next game.