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Darksiders 3 Game Length, HDR Support, PC Requirements Guide

THQ Nordic is barreling towards the Darksiders 3 release date, which means key information — such as its length — has been revealed. THQ Nordic has also unveiled HDR support and the PC requirements. We have gathered the info we have on the Darksider 3 game length and more and put it in one handy guide for all you out there anticipating Darksiders 3. Darksiders 3 is due to release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 27, 2018.

Darksiders 3 Game Length

Darksiders 3 Game Length

In an interview with WCCFTech, Reinhard Pollice (business and product development director for THQ Nordic) spoke about how long the Darksiders 3 game length is. Pollice explains that “playtime is always a tricky question.” He argues that “it depends on numerous factors,” which likely include player skill, exploration, and general time spent gawping at the game’s vibrant world. “On average, we would say [it takes] around 15-hours-plus, which is similar to the first Darksiders.”

While around 15 to 20 hours doesn’t sound particularly long, the game’s shorter length should come as a bit of a breather compared to many of the other AAA titles that have released this year. Red Dead Redemption 2, for example, will take around 60 hours to complete the story alone according to Rockstar. To have a shorter, more compact experience to play through should work in Darksiders 3‘s favor. Darksiders 2 was longer, and many felt that it meandered for too long, forcing players to travel hither and tither endlessly. Focus this time has been placed firmly on the gameplay, not the length of the story.

We wrote a news story not too long ago detailing the open nature of Darksiders 3. In the game (at certain points), you’ll be able to fight the game’s bosses in any order you’d like. These “Seven Deadly Sins” can be fought in the order you like, leading the game to feature non-linear gameplay and story.

“We believe these changes in gameplay progression create a more sophisticated Darksiders player experience,” said Pollice.

If you are of the mind that the game is too short, however, DLC has been confirmed. The Darksiders 3 DLC will take us to new areas to explore, and give us more story to get stuck into. Keepers of the Void will tackle Fury with destroying an ancient threat in the Serpent Holes region. The Crucible, meanwhile, has Fury fighting endless waves of enemies, in a horde mode of some kind.

Darksiders 3 HDR Support

Darksiders 3 Game Length

During the same interview, Pollice confirmed that Darksiders 3 will feature HDR support. This will be available on PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, and PC. This is undoubtedly great news for those of us with an HDR-compatible display. Darksiders 3 HDR support will really help those vibrant visuals pop.

Darksiders 3 PC Requirements

Darksiders 3 Game Length

Games releasing on PC always have a fine line to balance. People want them to be technically superior to their console brothers, but everyone is playing on different hardware. As such, developers will always include a minimum and required list of PC requirements. You can find the complete list of Darksiders 3 minimum PC requirements below. It doesn’t appear to be a particularly taxing game.

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10 64 bit
  • Processor: AMD FX-6100 or Intel Core i5-2400
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: “Recent Shader Model 5 GPU with 2 GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 15 GB at least

While none of these requirements seem that beefy, they are only for the minimum requirements. Essentially, if your rig is as powerful as that listed above, you should run Darksiders 3 fine on low or medium settings. Those of us looking for a more graphically impressive game in 4K with HDR and running at an frames per second upwards of 60 will need better hardware than what is listed above. Unfortunately, only the Darksiders 3 minimum PC requirements have been given by THQ Nordic. We can only predict what kind of rig you’ll need to play Darksiders 3 on highest settings. Thankfully, GameDebate has done just that. What follows are the predicted required specs for Darksiders 3 on PC:

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10 64 bit
  • Processor: AMD FX-8350 or Intel Core i7 4-core 3.4 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7970 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 40 GB at least

As these are predicted required PC specs, we will update this post with the real requirements once they become available.