Bethesda Reveals ‘Prey’ System Requirements for PC and More

Arkane Studios and Bethesda Softworks‘ Prey reboot launches on the PC alongside eighth gen consoles on May 5. Before that, the developers have released the minimum required specs that your PC will need to be able to run it smoothly.

Prey 2017

To run Prey (2017) on your PC, these are the base minimum you will need on your Windows PC. An Intel Core  i5-2400 CPU running at 3.1 GHz, or an AMD equivalent (FX-8320) will do just fine, while in the graphics department, an NVIDIA GTX 660 or a Radeon 7850 will suffice. You will find the minimum as well as the recommended PC system requirements listed below.

Minimum Specs

  • Intel CPU: Core i5-2400 @ 3.1 GHz
  • AMD CPU: FX-8320
  • NVIDIA GPU: GTX 660 2GB
  • AMD GPU: Radeon 7850 2GB
  • RAM: 8GB

Recommended Specs

  • Intel CPU: Core i7-2600K  @ 3.4 GHz
  • AMD CPU: FX-8350
  • NVIDIA GPU: GTX 970 4GB
  • AMD GPU: R9 290 4GB
  • RAM: 16 GB

Listed Below are the PC Advanced Settings 

  • Object Detail
  • Shadow Quality
  • Texture Quality
  • Anisotropic Filtering
  • Anti-Aliasing
  • Horizontal Field of View
  • Screen Space Directional Occlusion
  • Screen Space Reflections

The developers have said that they will reveal new information regarding PC drivers “soon.” As you can clearly see above, some things, like the required hard drive space, have been left unsaid as of now. However, looking at the size of the game’s console versions, you will probably need around 40GB of free space on your PC for Prey.

Besides revealing what you need to run the game in its base and advanced forms, publisher Bethesda has also made available a free playable demo from Prey’s opening hour, but not for the PC. Those lucky ones who own an Xbox One or a PS4 will be able to try their hands at exploring the Talos I and fending off creepy aliens. You will play as Morgan Wu, a scientist on board the research facility who is playable in both female and male forms (this choice is on offer in the demo too). The Prey Opening Hour Demo is roughly around 14GB in size for both consoles, with the PS4 version being only slightly larger than its Xbox One counterpart. Watch the demo trailer below.

You can find a host of other information about the game’s pre-loading time and the full Prey Achievements list on this page.

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