Publication date of the original Japanese article: 2021-11-08 10:28 (JST)
Translated by. Ryuki Ishii
Elden Ring Specs and Compatibility can now be found on BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe’s official website. Elden Ring is a new open-world action RPG being developed by FromSoftware for both the old and new generation of consoles, and it appears that the publisher has announced how it will run on each piece of hardware ahead of the upcoming closed network test.
First, let’s take a look at how the game will perform on PlayStation consoles. On standard PS4 hardware, the game runs at a resolution of up to 1920x1080p with a framerate of up to 30fps. On PS4Pro, it runs at a resolution of up to 3200x1800p (with Checkerboard) and a framerate of up to 30fps.
The PS5 version runs up to 3840x2160p at 60fps and it will have a choice between “Performance priority mode” and “Resolution priority mode.” Raytracing will be supported via a patch. All three PS consoles will have HDR support. Save data can be transferred from PS4 to PS5, but it cannot transfer back to PS4.
As for the Xbox consoles, the game will run up to 1600x900p at 30fps on Xbox One (Xbox One S included); up to 3840x2160p at 30fps on Xbox One X; up to 2560x1440p at 60fps on Xbox Series S; up to 3840x2160p at 60fps on Xbox Series X.
The Xbox Series X|S version will have a choice between “Performance priority mode” and “Resolution priority mode.” HDR is supported on Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X. The Xbox Series X version will have raytracing support via a patch. Unlike the PS version, “The game can be ported between both generations and the save data can be transferred.”
The PC version runs at a resolution of up to 3840x2160p and a framerate of up to 60fps, with HDR support. Raytracing will be supported via a patch.
In summary, the previous generation of consoles will run at 900-1080p at up to 30fps. The next-gen version will run at up to 4K/60fps, but you’ll have to choose between resolution and framerate. Keep in mind that these are “maximum” performance figures, so we won’t know how the game will actually run until we get our hands on it. Nevertheless, this spec sheet should give you an idea of what to expect.
The game also supports a free upgrade to the next-gen version. The PS4 version can be upgraded to the PS5 version for free, although those who bought the PS4 physical edition will need a PS5 with a disk drive to enable the upgrade. Xbox One (S/X included) and Xbox Series X|S purchasers can use the Smart Delivery system to play the game on any of the aforementioned Xbox consoles.
Elden Ring is set to release on February 25, 2022, for PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.