Over the past few years, the minimum amount of RAM required to play modern games on a PC has been around 8-16GB. Unless you’re talking about outliers, which are very strange. Both are games for the PlayStation 5 or are coming to the PlayStation 5.
Last month we learned that returnthe game released in April 2021 on PS5, Coming to PCs in 2023, with recommended specs that “claim a whopping 32 gigabytes of RAM”32GB! Oh my god!Even though that was all Recommended The amount — 16GB minimum, which is a lot — certainly stood out not only for the amount needed, but also for the fact that, as it really is, it was nothing like a game. that fellow. But most people coming from the PS5 simply wrote it off as a result of developing games for the odd console his first habit and having lived their lives.
But now, Square Enix has published Abandoned— a game that’s also coming to the PlayStation 5, but the PC version will hit along with it at launch — doing much the same thing, with a minimum of 16GB of RAM (just to run at 720p on PC!) , 24GB is recommended and 32GB is required when running the game on Ultra settings. return There was also a porting of PS5 games, Abandoned There’s no excuse for that, as the PC version was launched and developed alongside the console version.
This is too much RAM. I bought a new gaming PC in 2020 and it came with 16 GB of RAMwhich was fine at the time, but even slightly excessive as the game only asked for 8GB (2022 Modern Warfare IIfor comparison, 16GB required to run at Ultra 4K). Certain PlayStation-related games (and very few others!) jumped to claiming 16GB. minimum it’s wild i’m sorry return When Abandonedbut neither is going to make me go out and buy new hardware just to play with.
Sony has done a pretty good job lately of bringing its games to PC, with everything from Horizon to God of War doing well enough to make ports a fundamental part of PlayStation’s release business going forwards (The Last Of Us, for example, is coming in March). Those have all been games released on the PS4, though, and so came with relatively reasonable specs; if this is the amount of RAM needed to bring PS5 games to the PC (and I’m not saying it definitively is, just that this is now a pattern), then Sony’s future ports might not enjoy such smooth sailing.
While we’re on the subject of Forspoken, a demo was recently released, and fan feedback has resulted in some changes being made to the game: