All the spec requirements have been released for Arkane Studios' upcoming release of Prey for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The spec requirements aren't just for PC, you'll also have to meet a few minimum requirements on home console as well.
Gamespot is reporting that PS4 gamers will need at least 42GB free on the hard drive in order to install Prey while Xbox One owners will need 38GB to install the game. This also takes into consideration the necessary space required in order to play the game following the day one patch. And yes, in order to properly get the full experience, you will need a broadband connection.
If you meet those spec requirements and you already pre-ordered Prey on PC, PS4 or Xbox One, you can actually begin pre-loading the game. In fact, you can start pre-loading on the Xbox One right now. For PS4 gamers, pre-loading doesn't become available until April 28th in North America and April 29th in Europe. PC gamers will have the latest date for pre-loading, which won't be made available until May 3rd.
On PC things are a little bit different, as you'll need to hit a certain minimum requirement for Prey. You can check out the minimum and recommended specs below.
_Minimum Requirements _
CPU: Intel i5-2400, AMD FX-8320
GPU: GTX 660 2GB, AMD Radeon 7850 2GB
Memory: 8 GB
CPU: Intel i7-2600K, AMD FX-8350
GPU: GTX 970 4GB, AMD R9 290 4GB
Memory: 16 GB
The requirements aren't that bad, but you will need a fairly new PC if you plan on playing Prey. Most mid-ranged PCs you can pick up from a store come with 8GB and the GPU needed to play the game. Although, I'm pretty sure with some tweaks those who don't have an i5 or a GTX 660 or equivalent might still be able to play the game. Let's not forget that games like Call of Duty: Ghost had some pretty high spec requirements, but gamers discovered that the requirements were actually over-inflated and it was possible to play the game with much lower specs. I'm sure gamers will be able to tell how true Prey's minimum spec requirements are once they actually get a chance to play the game for themselves.
Unfortunately PC gamers will have to wait until May to actually play Prey. Arkane and Bethesda released a playable demo for the game today for the Xbox One and for the PlayStation 4. The trial demo allows you to play through an hour's worth of the game. The demo is not available for PC, though.
This is the same demo that Arkane and Bethesda demonstrated to game journalists and streamers a while back, allowing them to play through the title and discover some of the Talos I space station as either the male or female version of Morgan Yu. Some gamers are already experiencing the demo for themselves and making notes and comparisons about the different versions, mostly between the Xbox One, PS4 and PS4 Pro version of the game.
You can check it out for yourself by downloading the demo right now, or by waiting and picking up a copy of Prey on May 5th.