Death Stranding GOTY nomination The Game Awards Geoff Keighley

Kojima Productions tweeted out some information earlier today, detailing what gamers will need to run Death Stranding on PC. The hardware specifications themselves are nothing too demanding for the settings laid out in the image. They do seem a little out of touch with how many players likely plan to experience the game though. 

Minimum for 720p at 30 fps

  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel® Core i5-3470 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB or AMD Radeon RX 560 4 GB
  • DirectX 12
  • HDD: 80GB
  • Sound cards: DirectX compatible

Recommended for 1080p at 30fps

  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 or AMD Ryzen 5 1400
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB or AMD Radeon RX 570 4 GB
  • DirectX 12
  • HDD: 80GB
  • Sound cards: DirectX compatible

Recommended for 1080p at 60fps

  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB or AMD Radeon RX 590
  • DirectX 12
  • HDD: 80GB
  • Sound cards: DirectX compatible

As can be seen, the game will easily be able to run at 1080p 60 fps with a modern gaming system. Anything above that is still unclear, but keep in mind that Death Stranding was primarily designed for the PlayStation 4. It shouldn’t be anything too taxing like Doom Eternal was.

Death Stranding is kind of a big deal in Japan

It could be that Kojima Productions decided to focus on these settings because of their market audience. While there is plenty of demand for top-line computer hardware in the west, that doesn’t always seem to be the case internationally. According to Kojima, Death Stranding was successful enough among Western audiences, but it was extremely popular in Japan. Whatever the case, future benchmarks will be able to rule-in the requirements for higher performance settings. 

The final storage size for the game has also been shared in this latest update. Death Stranding sits at 80 GB, which is large but reasonable given the quality of the textures and length of the game. The file size has also grown a little larger due to some new additions to the game that Half-Life fans are going to love. 

Death Stranding Valve Kojima Productions

The PC port for Death Stranding suffered a delay earlier this year due to the COVID epidemic, but the game received an updated release date back in April. The PC version will be available on July 14 via Steam and the Epic Games Store.

Kevin Foley
Kevin's go-to gaming genres are shooters, RPGs, and tactical strategy, though he enjoys the occasional puzzle game too. When he finds a narrative he really likes, he feels inclined to tell the world all about it.

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