With the latest announcement of Final Fantasy XIV‘s release date this September on PC (and collector’s edition detailing) many people may be interested in the official system requirements listed for the beta beginning on PC in July. If you are hoping that a system below these requirements will still play the full version title (even if it is below these beta requirements) you will be able to use this as an indicator from Square Enix of what they will consider minimum at this time. Hit the break for the full details!
Operating System Windows XP SP3 ** Windows Vista 32bit / 64bit SP2 *** Windows 7 32bit / 64bit *** CPU Intel® Core™ 2 Duo (2.0GHz) AMD Athlon™ X2 (2.0GHz) Memory Windows XP: 1.5GB or higher Windows Vista / Windows® 7: 2GB or higher HDD/SSD Space Install: 15GB or more Download: Space on the hard drive where My Documents is located should be 6GB or more **** Graphics Card NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600 series or higher with VRAM 512MB or more ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 series or higher with VRAM 512MB or more Sound Card DirectSound® compatible sound card (DirectX® 9.0c or higher) Internet Connections Broadband Internet connection or higher Resolution 1280 x 720 or higher; 32bit or higher DirectX® DirectX® 9.0c Others Mouse, Keyboard, Gamepad *****
** If using Windows XP, the executable files, installation and version updates should be set to Administrator settings.
*** 64bit OS will run in WOW64 (Windows on Windows 64) mode.
**** The file system in the drive containing the My Documents folder will need to be set to NTFS formatting.
***** A gamepad is not required.
These are not the final system requirements for the full game release and may be adjusted after the beta. You can also check out the Official Final Fantasy XIV Benchmark Tool which may assist in getting an optimal setup prepared for this highly anticipated MMO-RPG release.