Capcom Confirms Dragon's Dogma 2 Release Date and System Requirements
Capcom's eagerly awaited title, Dragon's Dogma 2, is set to hit the gaming scene on March 22nd, according to the game's Steam page. This rollout aligns with previous details unveiled via the PEGI rating, indicating a simultaneous worldwide release. Players in the United States may have the opportunity to delve into the game slightly earlier due to time zone differences.
The Steam listing for Dragon's Dogma 2 also sheds light on the technical requirements necessary to embark on this next chapter of the action RPG series. With the absence of a generational bridge, meaning no support for last-gen consoles, the game's system requirements are more demanding, highlighting the advancements in gameplay and graphics.
The minimum specifications call for a computer with a 64-bit operating system, whether that's Windows 10 or Windows 11, along with a solid processor like an Intel Core i5 10600 or an AMD Ryzen 5 3600. Gamers will need at least 16 GB of RAM, a graphics card that's on par with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT with 8GB VRAM, and version 12 DirectX to run the game. An internet connection for gameplay is mandatory, too. Additionally, these specs are expected to deliver a performance of 1080p at 30fps, though resource-intensive scenes might lead to drops in framerate. To experience ray tracing with Dragon's Dogma 2, a video card of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 6800 caliber will be required.
For those wanting to experience the game at its best, the recommended system specifications suggest an even more powerful setup. A 64-bit OS is still the base requirement, complemented by a stronger processor — an Intel Core i7-10700 or an AMD Ryzen 5 3600X. Memory requirements remain at 16 GB of RAM, but the suggested graphics cards are beefier, with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 or AMD Radeon RX 6700 cited for optimal performance. These are anticipated to provide gamers with 2160i resolution at 30fps, with the caveat that complex scenes might reduce the framerate. Ray tracing support stands consistent with the minimum specs, necessitating formidable hardware.
As fans gear up for this significant release, they are also being treated to a gameplay showcase that promises a closer look at this highly anticipated RPG from Capcom. The title, which continues the legacy of its predecessor with advanced mechanics and features, is not only launching on PC but also on Sony's PlayStation 5 and Microsoft's Xbox Series X and S — all on the very same day. With the release date now set in stone, the anticipation amongst the gaming community is palpable, and the countdown to March 22nd begins.