EA has just released the system requirements for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and, while many of the specs seem pretty reasonable for a game of its size and scope, one requirement will certainly raise your eyebrows.
The system requirements were posted on Origin earlier today. The minimum specs are surprisingly generous: apart from a chunky 55GB file size, it asks for an NVIDIA GTX 650 graphics card, an i3-3220 processor, and a relatively standard 8GB of RAM.
While those seem fine, it’s the recommended requirements that contain the surprise. Even those aren’t too exclusionary, asking for a GTX 1070 and an i7 processor. When it comes to RAM, however, Fallen Order apparently runs best with 32GB under the hood.
8GB of RAM will still just about cut it for most major releases at the moment, but if you want to be sure you’ll get the latest big-name game running smoothly, 16GB is a fair bet. There’s plenty of specialist software that’s hungrier than that, and plenty that you can do to your games that’ll require some more processing power, but 32GB is generally considered overkill when it comes to current gaming PCs. Fallen Order seems to be the first title that’s asking players to have this much RAM to play at the 'recommended' settings. Quite how much it actually ends up using, of course, remains to be seen.