Bethesda reveals Prey PC system specs

Bethesda has revealed the PC system minimum and recommended specs for Prey. This highly anticipated sci-fi FPS game will be released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One next Thursday / Friday depending on format / region. Console users are lucky to be able to play a demo of the new game 'The Prey Demo: Opening Hour' right now.

PC system considerations

There is nothing remarkable about these minimum and recommended specs for a modern AAA game. Please consult the table below to see if your system is likely to be capable of playing Prey at a decent pace/1settings.

Minimum requirementsRecommended specifications
  • CPU: Intel i5-2400, AMD FX-8320
  • GPU: GTX 660 2GB, AMD Radeon 7850 2GB
  • Memory: 8GB
  • CPU: Intel i7-2600K, AMD FX-8350
  • GPU: GTX 970 4GB, AMD R9 290 4GB
  • Memory: 16GB

Conspicuously missing is OS version, and graphics API support information, plus storage requirements. A hint at the disk space usage of this game comes from the console versions - it uses approx 40GB.

PC users will have a multitude of advanced settings to tweak to get Prey running to their taste. Adjustments will be capable of being made to:

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

If you are interested in the game mechanics and even in checking out some achievements / trophies you can earn (warning, these are labelled as spoilers) you can click through the spoiler image on the Bethesda Blog.

The various launch times for different formats are shown in the graphic above. PC users will be able to pre-load from 3rd May, with the game unlocking at 9pm PDT on 4th May (5am BST on Friday 5th May).



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