One of the biggest video games coming out in 2023 is Redfall, a game which many gamers worldwide are looking forward to this year. This is something which makes sense taking into account that the people behind Dishonored and its sequel are behind it.
Redfall is slated to launch on May 2 on PC and consoles, and the game recently got a launch trailer. This highlights Redfall’s frantic co-op action, in which four players can team up to fight vampire creatures in the titular US town of Redfall. This will be the first open-world game by Arkane Studios (who were also behind 2021’s Game of the Year Deathloop), as the US-based studio had limited itself to more linear adventures such as Prey and the Dishonored games to date.
Aside from releasing a launch trailer for Redfall, Arkane has revealed the PC system requirements for the game, meaning PC gamers looking to dive into Redfall will now know whether their machine is good enough to run the vampire-hunting action game when it is released early next month.
And the minimum system requirements are pretty reasonable too, as an Intel Core i5-8400 processor will be enough to run the game. This processor came out in late 2017 and offers roughly the same performance as a Core i7-7700K, and is one of the most popular CPUs released by Intel to date.
At least 16 GB of memory will be needed to run Redfall though, as it seems the days when 8 GB was enough for most games are now a thing of the past.
Also, a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD RX 580 graphics card is listed as the minimum graphics card. It seems too that those hanging on to popular cards from the past like the GeForce GTX 970 will have to upgrade sooner rather than later too…
Arkane Studios, though, doesn’t mention what frame rate or resolution they are targeting with the minimum system requirements, but it can be assumed that the game will run at least at 1080p and 30 fps if you meet the minimum requirements.
Moving on to the recommended system requirements, it’s clear that beefier hardware will be needed to play Redfall with higher in-game quality settings. Actually, Arkane recommends an Intel Core i7-9700K processor coupled with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 or they AMD equivalents in order to meet the recommended requirements, while the memory requirement (16 GB) remains the same.
One can guess this will let you play at 1440p with a 60 fps frame rate, although the latter remains to be seen as the Xbox versions of the game will only run at 30 frames per second at launch.
There’s also an “Ultra” spec, for the game, which presumably is what you need to play at 4K resolution with maximum detail. For this you’ll need the same processor as listed in the recommended specs but also a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD RX 6800 XT graphics card, plus 32 GB of memory too.
Another thing worth noting is that 100 GB of SSD space will be needed in any case to install the game, something which may be concerning to those with smaller drives in their PCs.
The image below (which Arkane Studios posted on its Twitter account recently) summarizes the system requirements for the game.
Also Arkane Studios has revealed the exact launch times for the game too. The game will be available for download at 8 PM Eastern Time on May 1 in the US, or 7 AM GMT on May 2 in Europe (8 AM BST in the UK). The PC version of the game will be available to buy and download on Steam and the Epic Games Store.
It remains to be seen, though, whether Redfall will turn out to be another great game from Arkane Studios, or the company’s first disappointment as it fails to deliver a compelling open-world co-op shooter… Here’s hoping it’s the former, and that Redfall turns out to be one of the surprise hits of 2023 when it launches next month.