Elite Dangerous Gets Steam VR Minimum Requirements – Requires High-End PC


Frontier Developments shared the official Steam VR minimum requirements for Elite Dangerous. These are pretty hefty, and it's yet another proof that VR minimum requirements for games heavy on graphics are going to be very steep.

OS: Windows 7/8/10 64 bit
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core CPU or better / AMD FX 4350 Quad Core CPU or better
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 980 with 4GB or better
Network: Broadband Internet Connection
Hard Drive: 8 GB available space

Elite Dangerous was announced to feature Steam VR support back in late September. Chief Creative Officer Jonny Watts said:

We’re thrilled to announce SteamVR support as part of the ongoing expansion of Elite Dangerous. Back in December 2013 we were among the first to support virtual reality with a triple-A game, and for me, exploring, trading and fighting throughout Elite Dangerous’ 1:1 scale Milky Way remains an unequaled virtual reality experience. We have been working closely with Valve to bring Elite Dangerous to HTC Vive, and we are delighted with the quality we have been able to achieve.

Valve's Chet Faliszek added:

Frontier's Elite Dangerous is an excellent example of a team leveraging the versatility of the Vive and Steam VR. Players take the helm of an amazing starship experience.

Beta support for Steam VR is already available in the Elite Dangerous: Horizons beta. After the official release of Horizons, all Elite Dangerous players will get a free update adding Steam VR support, even if they don't own Horizons.

Speaking of the beta, check out this preview by Jeff.