Farspoken developers are under fire after the latest PC details were revealed.
- Speaker developers have faced criticism due to high PC system requirements.
- The game will use an RTX 3070 with 8GB VRAM and 24GB RAM to achieve 30 FPS at 1440p resolution. It will run at just 60 FPS at 2160p resolution with an RTX 4080 and 32GB of RAM.
- The developers have been called out for not properly optimizing the PC port and it has been called negligence after several delays.
- People have expressed concerns, with some boycotting the game and others calling it the next Cyberpunk 2077 for this year.
Square Enix has developed a new IP that’s set to launch in a few days, but it’s already under fire for various reasons. Forspoken is an action RPG with a vast, living, breathing, open world, but at an equally terrifying cost. The title will reportedly feature more PC specs than anyone expected.
The PC system details of the game were announced by the developers a few days back, much to the surprise of everyone expecting to play it. Many fans who were excited to play Forspoken were left confused after reviewing the requirements as it seemed to require a lot of resources just to get the 60 FPS minimum.
Forspoken developers addressed the backlash regarding its PS5 demo and released an update to fix and add much-needed changes, but the team has completely ignored the recent issue.
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Fans have criticized Forspoken’s system requirements, noting that the developers carelessly ported the title to PC without optimizing it in the slightest.
Honestly, those requirements sound like it’s an inappropriate mess of a game… so it’s probably zero effort for PC. The majority of PC users don’t even have a ‘big’ RTX, echoed Licifera on Twitter..
What concerns the fan is the high requirements to play at 1440p and only 30 FPS. For example, an RTX 3070 with 8GB of VRAM and a massive 24GB of memory will only deliver up to 30 FPS. Additionally, the RTX 4080 with 16GB of VRAM and a staggering 32GB of RAM are required to run at 60 FPS at 2160p resolution.
The spec sheet has drawn a lot of scorn, but it could also serve as a bad omen for next-gen titles. Other companies may neglect to properly optimize next-generation entries for the PC going forward.
A 3070 for 1440p 30? How did you delay the game and proceed to post this with a straight face? What a joke of a game,” he wrote Yul Tor Shul on Twitter.
The community has called on the Forspoken developers to just port the game to PC without polishing and optimizing it. Critics believe that Square Enix hasn’t taken advantage of the potential of a modular and upgradeable platform, allowing more resources to run gameplay smoothly at 60 fps.
This must be some kind of joke. Who do you think will play this game? Just impressive? I wanted to try it but not now bro. Good luck finding a PC community for this game, Enes noted on Twitter..
Despite the barrage of backlash following the PC system requirements, the giant has yet to officially address it. The lack of responses and failure to improve the game has left some players to boycott the game altogether, knowing their PCs won’t be able to run the title in the first place.
This isn’t the only major controversy that has plagued the new IP recently. One streamer was reportedly offered the company 70% less than its suggested quote for Forspoken content, which he believed was due to his race. Additionally, the developers have decided not to release pre-launch review codes to major outlets.
What are your thoughts on Forspoken requiring so much to run its PC port at 60 FPS? Do you think the game will end up as another Cyberpunk 2077? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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