PC gamers are set to get a steep discount on Dark Souls Remastered, Bandai Namco has announced, alongside revealing the PC system requirements.

Despite denying it when the remaster was originally revealed, Bandai Namco has confirmed via Twitter that PC owners of the Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition will get a 50% discount if they choose to upgrade to the Remastered edition. There’s an argument that it should be free, although it puts PC gamers in a better spot than console fans at least.

“Owners of the PC version of "Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition" will be able to upgrade to "DARK SOULS REMASTERED" at a discounted price,” writes Bandai Namco. “Please feel free to take advantage of this campaign.”

Dark Souls Remastered Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz or AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 460 or Radeon HD 6870
  • HDD: 8 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11

Dark Souls Remastered Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870
  • HDD: 8 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11

As far as system requirements go, these are about as low-end as you're going to get, and kind of tell us the whole story as to how far, or more correctly, how little, From Software is going with this remaster. A simple 5-year-old video card with 2GB VRAM is enough to meet the recommended system requirements for Dark Souls Remastered, alongside 8GB RAM and, probably the sticking point of the whole thing, a quad-core processor clocked at 3.2GHz. 

Most PC gamers should probably run into zero problems matching Dark Souls Remastered's system requirements, but if you do then the minimum specs are there. Here you'll just need one of the very earliest DirectX 11 capable GPUs, 6GB RAM and a dual-core processor. I imagine there are probably phones out there that are faster than this these days so Dark Souls Remastered is going to be playable on a very wide range of PC gaming systems.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Dark Souls Remastered System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Dark Souls Remastered GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Dark Souls Remastered Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.