It’s been a while since Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order hit consoles and PC – actually, Electronic Arts game set in a galaxy far, far away came out back in 2019.
So it’s not surprising that Fallen Order is getting a sequel this year, as the 2019 game turned out to be a surprise hit for video game company Electronic Arts, selling millions of copies, meaning a sequel was inevitable.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will continue the adventures of Jedi Cal Kestis, and is also being made by US studio Respawn Entertainment. The game is slated to hit shelves on April 28 after having been delayed earlier this year. And those looking to play the game on PC now know whether their machine will cut the mustard or not, as EA and Respawn recently revealed the PC system requirements for the game.
According to the game’s Steam page, a 4-core processor capable of handling 8 threads will be needed to play the game, with an Intel Core i7-7700 or Ryzen 5 1400 being listed as a minimum requirement. It remains to be seen, though, how well processors like the Intel Core i5-8400 will perform in the game. This popular processor from 2017 boasts six cores, but each can only handle one computing thread, meaning it can only manage 6 threads at once, so is technically below the minimum requirement despite having more cores.
It might be due to the fact that new-gen consoles like the PS5 and Xbox Series X have multithreaded processors (that is, processors with cores which can handle two computing threads at once), and that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor does not support old-gen consoles like the PS4 that it demands a processor with multithreaded cores like the ones powering the latest consoles from Sony and Microsoft…
Aside from the processor requirements, something that might draw people’s attention is the fact that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor demands a whopping 155 GB of hard drive space to install. Few games have such outsize disk space requirements these days, and the first Star Wars Jedi game from 2019 only required 55 GB to install, so in all likelihood Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will be a much bigger and detailed (and hopefully better game) than its predecessor.
Elsewhere in the system requirements, it’s not surprising that the game recommends 16 GB of memory to play, something which is becoming more common these days, even though 8 GB is the minimum to get the game going.
Regarding the graphics card, those running popular cards like the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or GTX 1060 might run into a bit of trouble as a Nvidia GTX 1070 with 8 GB of video memory is the minimum requirement. Meanwhile, a GeForce RTX 2070 or AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT is recommended to dial up the graphical settings in the game and see it at its best.
These PC system requirements might seem a bit demanding, but bear in mind that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is a new-gen game which takes advantage of the newer gaming consoles from Microsoft and Sony, meaning that the game’s PC system requirements would inevitable be higher than those for cross-gen games.
Either way, it’s clear that this is one of the most eagerly awaited games of the year, so hopefully the PC version of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will live up to the console versions, letting PC gamers enjoy what could end up being one of the best games of 2023.