Prey Minimum PC System Requirements

Find out if your PC has the specs needed to run Bethesda’s upcoming game, Prey.

If you’re excitedly looking forward to playing Prey on your PC, you may be wondering what the minimum system requirements are. After all, the game looks visually gorgeous and its file size on PC is around 20GB.

This comes in contrast to the PS4 the file size, which is around 42GB, and the Xbox One file size, which sits at 38GB. Before is officially released on Friday, May 5th, it might be worth going over the minimum PC system requirements one last time to ensure you’re ready to go.

Below, you’ll find both the minimum PC requirements as well as the recommended PC system requirements to play Prey.

Prey Minimum PC Requirements

The minimum PC requirements for Prey.
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel i5-2500 or AMD FX-8320
  • GPU: GTX 660 2GB or AMD Radeon 7850 2GB
  • Memory: 8GB or more of RAM
  • Storage: 20GB

Prey Recommended PC Requirements

The recommended PC requirements for Prey.
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel i7-2700k or AMD FX-8350
  • GPU: GTX 970 4GB or AMD 290 4GB
  • Memory: 16GB or more of RAM
  • Storage: 20GB

In addition to the specs listed above, gamers who buy Prey can look forward to the following adjustable menu options:

  • Object Detail
  • Shadow Quality
  • Texture Quality
  • Anisotropic Filtering
  • Anti-Aliasing
  • Horizontal Field of View
  • Screen Space Directional Occlusion
  • Screen Space Reflections

This means that you’ll have better control over how Prey runs on your PC. If you find your system hiccuping at all, lowering the graphical settings can help you have an easier time running Prey.

If you’ve preordered Prey on the PC you can start pre-loading the game on May 3rd. In turn, this will help you jump right into the game when it unlocks at midnight EST on May 5th. You can learn more about Prey on the PC by heading over to the official Prey Steam Store page.

By reading through this guide, you should now know the minimum and recommended PC system requirements to play Prey.

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