Ghostwire: Tokyo is out in just a few days, and recently, we learned of its PC requirements and launch times. Bethesda and developer Tango Gameworks went into detail with the specs, which range from minimum at 720p all the way to 4K with ray tracing enabled. The launch times are also nice and clear, including when you can pre-load the game on Steam. It’s nice when you know, you know?
Ghostwire: Tokyo is a gorgeous-looking game, and as such, its requirements are a bit steep. Probably a little too steep. Based on 720p and 30 fps, you’ll need at least a GTX 1060 or RX 5500XT GPU, as well as an i7-4770K or Ryzen 5 1600 CPU at minimum settings. It’s not terrible, mind, but those still rocking a GTX 970 may have a rough go with the game. On the far end, you need an RTX 2060 or RX 6700XT GPU paired with an i7-8700 or Ryzen 5 3600 CPU for 1080p at 30 fps and with ray tracing. If you’re looking into playing at 4K (which should be 2160p, not 2140p in the graph), that goes up to an RTX 3080, RX 6900, and an i7-8700 or Ryzen 5 5600 respectively.
Some of the other aspects aren’t so bad. The requirements for ray tracing in Ghostwire: Tokyo are high, but its PC release is supported with DLSS. Nvidia is promising up to two times the performance using the tech, so that should help. The game is also not too demanding on your storage, taking only 20 GB.
The world is watching
The companies have prepared Ghostwire: Tokyo worldwide launch times with a handy graphic. For those on the West Coast of the US, pre-loads began on Steam starting today at 10 AM PDT. The game is playable at 9 PM PST on March 24. If you’re on the East Coast, those times are 1 PM EDT on March 22 for the pre-load, and midnight EDT, March 25 to play the game. In the UK, pre-load times started at 5 PM GMT today, and you can play the game at midnight GMT on March 25. For those in Tokyo, where the game obviously takes place, pre-load times began at 2 AM JST on March 23, and you can play it starting at midnight JST on March 25.
For those who skimmed the above, yes, many of you can pre-load the game today. Some of you already can. Before you rush off to pre-load the game, be sure to check out our review of Ghostwire: Tokyo. Despite some flaws, we had a great time scouring the city and rescuing spirits.