We recently announced the Final Fantasy XIV Minimum System Requirements - These modest game specs are laid out at the bottom of this article.

Square Enix have now unleashed their Final Fantasy XIV Recommended System Requirements and they are absolute brutes. So much so that we can only presume they have accidentally travelled into the future and brought back a copy of their xmas wish list and posted that up instead.

Because of this we are going to keep our comparable figures (in our system checker tool, just above this article on the game details page) marked as predicted and lower them from these recommended system requirements to a more sensible set of componenets while still likely to be able to play this online game with reasonable settings turned on.

Final Fantasy XIV Recomended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows® 7 32-bit/64-bit
  • CPU: Intel® CoreTM i7 2.66GHz or higher
  • RAM: 4GB or more
  • HDD/SDD: Installation: 15GB of free space; Download: 6GB of free space on the drive containing "My Documents"
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460 or better with VRAM 768MB or more
  • Sound Card: DirectSound® compatible sound card (DirectX® 9.0c or higher)
  • Internet Connection: Broadband or better (always-on)
  • Resolution: 1280x720 (32-bit) or higher
  • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
  • Others: Mouse, Keyboard, Gamepad


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Final Fantasy XIV minimum system requirements for beta

Final Fantasy Online Beta will begin early July 2010

Operating System
Windows® XP SP3
Windows® Vista 32-bit / 64-bit SP2
Windows® 7 32-bit / 64-bit

CPU

Intel® CoreTM2 Duo (2.0GHz)
AMD AthlonTM X2 (2.0GHz)

RAM
Windows® XP: 1.5GB or higher
Windows® Vista / Windows® 7: 2GB or higher

HDD/SSD Space
Installation: 15GB or more
Download: Space on the hard drive where 'My Documents' is located should be 6GB or more

Graphics Card
512MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600 series or higher
512MB ATI RadeonTM HD 2900 series or higher

Sound Card
DirectSound® compatible sound card (DirectX® 9.0c or higher)

Internet Connection
Broadband Internet connection or higher

Screen Resolution
1280 x 720 or higher; 32-bit or higher

DirectX®
DirectX® 9.0c

Others
Mouse, Keyboard, Gamepad

Final Fantasy XIV subscription costs

In a press release, Square Enix revealed the pricing and subscription plans. The PC's regular edition is set for a $49.99 while the collectors edition for $74.99. The most important bit though, is the subscription fees, which is a lovely $12.99 per month.

Final Fantasy Online Collector edition will allow access to the game from 22nd September whereas regular edition allows access from 30th September

Let us know what you think and any experiences you have with the beta or when the full game is realesed?