Forspoken PC Specs Revealed, Will Test the Steam Deck

Minimum specs may be possible on the Steam Deck.
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The Forspoken PC specs have been revealed and they look like they’re going to push the Steam Deck to its limit.

I think it’s safe to say recommended and ultra are straight out the window. Right now, Steam Deck users’ best hope is the minimum specs, and even that may be a push, especially given how the Deck utilizes wrappers to let Windows games run on Linux. That extra pressure always has the potential to affect performance at the best of times. Maybe this is one for those who’ve installed Windows on Steam Deck?

Forspoken Minimum Specifications
Operating System Windows 10 (64-Bit) / Windows 11 (64-bit)
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 1600 / Intel Core i7-3770
GPU AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB / NVIDIA Gefore GTX 1060 6GB
Memory 16GB
Resolution 720p
Framerate 30
Storage Required (HDD/SSD) 150GB or more
Forspoken Recommended Specifications
Operating System Windows 10 (64-Bit) / Windows 11 (64-bit)
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 / Intel Core i7-8700K
GPU AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB / NVIDIA Gefore GTX 3070 8GB
Memory 24GB
Resolution 1440p
Framerate 30
Storage Required (SSD) 150GB or more
Forspoken Ultra Specifications
Operating System Windows 10 (64-Bit) / Windows 11 (64-bit)
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 5800 / Intel Core i7-12700
GPU AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB / NVIDIA Gefore GTX 4080 16GB
Memory 32GB
Resolution 2160p
Framerate 60
Storage Required (NvME SSD) 150GB or more

There’s also the issue of the required storage space, which instantly excludes the base 64GB model unless you plan on running it from a memory card. In fact, even the 256GB crowd may need to consider investing in an SD card at that size.

It’s safe to say, these specs are sure to push the Steam Deck to its fullest.

Forspoken launches on January 24, 2023, for PS5 and Windows devices. I’ve put in a review request to test it out on the Steam Deck and have yet to receive a reply. I’ll be sure to keep you updated should that change.

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Wesley Copeland

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