Tales of Berseria PC Specs Detailed, Denuvo DRM Confirmed

Bandai Namco has shared details for the PC version of Tales of Berseria.

This includes both the minimum and recommended specifications, graphics settings, and of course – its Denuvo-based DRM protection.

Here’s all the info, via Bandai:


Minimum

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz or AMD Phenom II X2 550, 3.1GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 9800 GTX or AMD Radeon HD 4850
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 15 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 compatible

Recommended

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.66GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.2GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 560 or Radeon HD 7870
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 15 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 compatible

Full Control Panel

There are also several pages of visual settings to customize, such as screen resolution, anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering, and other settings that can be lowered or augmented to suit your configuration.

Supported resolutions includes 4K, 1080p and even 800×600 in various ratios. However, please note that the 4K resolution is upscaled.

The anti-aliasing available are SMAA & FXAA, both available at different levels.

The game will run at 60fps by default, with the option to lower it to 30 fps for smaller configuration.

Tales of Berseria will have Denuvo (an anti-tamper technology and digital rights management scheme) on Steam.

Graphics Settings

There are also several pages of visual settings to customize, such as screen resolution, anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering, and other settings that can be lowered or augmented to suit your configuration.

Supported resolutions includes 4K, 1080p and even 800×600 in various ratios. However, please note that the 4K resolution is upscaled.

The anti-aliasing available are SMAA & FXAA, both available at different levels.

The game will run at 60fps by default, with the option to lower it to 30 fps for smaller configuration.

Denuvo DRM

Tales of Berseria will have Denuvo (an anti-tamper technology and digital rights management scheme) on Steam.


Tales of Berseria is launching for PlayStation 4 and PC in North America on January 24th, followed by January 27th in Europe. A playable demo for the game will be released on PC and PlayStation 4 on January 10th.

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  • DrearierSpider
  • totenglocke

    It kills me that companies still waste money on DRM that gets cracked anyways and lowers the game’s performance.

  • Anon_Amous

    Denuvo is definitely successful at what it sets out to do. (prevent early life piracy and piss off pirates, lol)

  • vonSanneck

    Can they please just get the memo that doing this stuff just upsets potential customers?

  • Nolan Williams

    Doom only got cracked like the other week and ran fine

  • Anon_Amous

    It gets cracked but Denuvo takes time because each release typically has a new generation of it that must be cracked. I’ve been following games and the scene since Denuvo dropped and yes while the games will get cracked, Denuvo always protects the launch window, it’s incredibly successful and will keep being used (by companies who can afford it).

    Average consumers probably don’t care about the impacts to modability. Unless Bethesda used it in their next game I guess.

  • totenglocke

    Pirates aren’t going to buy the game anyways, so “protecting the launch window” is completely meaningless.

  • frgramar

    *spends $1000 on GPU*

    *upscaled 4k*

    Rekt.

    I feel sorry for PC peasants.

  • Snea Zel

    Potential customers that would have the game at release anyways? Why would it piss off people who are going to buy the game? I never really understood that. You can be against the concept of Denuvo but if you plan to buy the game anyways it’s not hindering you in any way whatsoever.

  • Feniks

    Not surprised, Japanese are paranoid about piracy. One of the reasons why Steam was barren of JRPGs for so long.

    I don’t care really I gladly pay full price for my Japanese games. And if other people don’t and want to pirate them that’s fine too. Happiness and games for all. Make waifu not war.

  • Adohleas

    I was debating on buying it at full price like I did with Zestiria, or simply waiting for a sale if it came with Denuvo. Looks like I will be saving a bit of money until a steep sale.

  • buddyluv324

    As in the game’s case, if Denuvo isnt annoying enough for some people, there’s the censored scene too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCrVFmhoPXM

  • totenglocke

    I won’t buy it with Denuvo, so it is hindering me. Then they’ll do the usual bullshit and make all sorts of excuses for why they don’t sell as many copies as they hoped but refuse to consider that their anti-consumer practices had anything to do with it.

  • goodbyejojo

    at least there will be a demo

  • Bitterbear
  • Uncle Ocelot

    I can’t say it was really high on my radar after that censorship anyway.

  • Guessing they don’t want people modding in the uncensored opening.

  • totenglocke

    Japanese developers are still decades behind when it comes to PC games.

  • vonSanneck

    If Denuvo goes away and if they reverse the process of online authentication it’s fine. Problems come when the later isn’t done and legitimate copies of games are bricked.
    No one want a killswitch on their software that they payed for.

  • Tenetan

    Depends if they have other security means in place to identify modification on files, Denvou on it’s own don’t do that, in generally only thing denvou do is protect the .exe for modifications, and most mods do not touch that.

    That said Forza Horizon 3 is pretty much the only denvou game where they actively blocked modding, don’t know of any other denvou game who have this issue, there is tons of mods out there for them.

  • Adohleas

    *Crickets*

  • And getting a mod to restore the uncensored will be nigh-impossible thx to Denuvo.

  • frgramar

    Japanese devs started falling behind graphically around the time the first Xbox launched. It was clear console hardware was going to become PC hardwre, and Japanese devs had no idea how to program for PC. It went downhill fast after that.

    The japanese gaming market isn’t going to survive on mario and dating sims.

  • Even so, SE’s games look incredible. FFXIII had amazing visuals when it came out and still challenges today’s games being 8y old game.

    I have to admit, the ports are badly optimised most of the time. Thou I was still able to run FFXIII PC port on the old 9600 GT 512MB in 1080p and get around 40 fps.
    Valkyria Chronicles on the other hand was perfectly fine.

  • Cats736

    CPY confirmed.

  • frgramar

    SE is the second largest japanese dev studio after Nintendo. They are also one the few studios still making graphically competitive products vs western studios that are churning out engine after engine.

    Even Kojima had to knock on a European dev studio’s door (guerillia) to even have a decent looking engine.

  • Jumanji Joe

    The nips need to learn that PC is the future and home consoles are a thing of the past.

  • frgramar

    Japan was ranked as the most computer illiterate developed nation in the world. They just don’t use PC.

  • frgramar

    Most computer knowledgeable people: Belgium
    Least computer knowledgeable people: Japan

    And it’s true, Japanese just go online through their smartphones, most young people in Japan don’t have a PC.

    And it doesn’t help that young Japanese are becoming an endangered species.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/811dc42c05013ccf56ecdf9285ca37b178e8270bed0123e62b48b89386deab86.png

  • darkgamer001

    Denuvo + Censorship = Modded Yo-ho-ho version for many people.
    Let’s recap this stupidity double kill from Namco.
    Thinks censorship = more sales cause of a potentially lower rating
    Thinks Denuvo = no piracy
    ….wow..

  • マーラ

    I miss Jackie Chan

    that is all

  • BaronKrause

    What the hell, can’t have us possibly uncensoring the game ourselves right? Pass on this garbage.

    Why the hell would anyone include additional DRM in a game that requires Steam?

  • BaronKrause

    It’s true, if I had to guess the amount of people who would pirate a game but also buy it legitimately if they can’t pirate it is a very VERY small. To the point where it won’t even make a visible difference in any sales chart.

  • AR7777

    Been hearing that consoles are inferior and PC is the future since like 1988.
    It sounds almost like the year of linux desktop.

  • catazxy

    I had no idea, what kind of lifestyle do they have? Man, using a laptop even my grandmother can…

  • catazxy

    I just hope that denuvo does not mess with that 60fps thing.
    “DirectX: Version 9.0c” omg, do they even know what they are doing?

  • randomdude

    not to mention cutting off the “try before you buy” pirates.

  • Audie Bakerson

    It’s like they want it to fail horribly on purpose so they don’t have to port anything else.

    That the games they’ve published without Denuvo (Xenoverse) have outsold the games they have with it really should have told them something.

  • randomdude

    honestly, if devs would write for linux, it’d be a clear win. Linux mint, for usual tasks is much faster than windows, and has good emulators for windows and Mac programs, though anti cheat hates compatibility layers.

  • randomdude

    or keep an eye on the news. When they realize they are not breaking even, they may remove Denuvo. Some devs have done just that.

  • randomdude

    You can get a great card for less than 300. It’s when you try future proofing with 4 cards at once that you rack it up.
    Mind you, if you aren’t going at the highest graphics, a 500 buck laptop works and can emulate your other consoles. Great for travel.

  • Denuvo is pretty much designed to prevent piracy – at least for 2-4 months after the game launch date and so far – it has been proven effective in delaying cracks. Either buy it or pray that CPY is working on it.

  • Tristan (Chili1)

    From a PC port perspective, this is looking to be the highest quality port Bamco has ever made! Not even God Eater had this many changable graphics settings!

    http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Tales-of-Berseria_2017_01-09-17_003.jpg
    http://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Tales-of-Berseria_2017_01-09-17_004.jpg

    The censorship is still shitty though.

  • porkbun

    Yeah but try convincing corporate executives that. They firmly believe 1 copy pirated=1 copies less sold

  • orbo

    Nice to know my not-top-of-the-line pc beats the hell out the recommended specs.
    Not so nice that it has denuvo.

    That aside, directx9.0c? Really?
    Most games after the start of the decade wont even run on a version that old.
    Sheesh

  • Wadup

    Actually Mario saving gaming market in Japan.

    Nintendo is the best in Japan. Sony, Valve, Microsoft has no chance of being as popular as Nintendo.

  • Wadup

    Super linear corridor game meh ps2 graphics

  • Luis Gustavo da Luz

    Total War Warhammer is a Denuvo game and there’s plenty of mods for it

  • Tristan (Chili1)

    It is possible to mod games even with Denuvo

  • Luis Gustavo da Luz

    Denuvo doesn’t prevent mods…..

  • BaronKrause

    Are you sure about that? Googling “Denuvo modding” brings up an endless list of complaints about how it does. But I haven’t actually tried to use mods on a game with it myself.

    Were talking about unofficial mods here which always replace original files, not games with built in mod support where you place the modified files in a designated mod folder and choose them ingame.

  • ChaosBahamut

    “However, please note that the 4K resolution is upscaled.”

    Why?

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    I find your lack of faith in Nintendos cult and waifushit disturbing.

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    A jewel encrusted turd is still a turd.

  • Luis Gustavo da Luz

    Absolutely sure, Total War Warhammer is a Denuvo game, and there’s plenty of mods for it official and unnoficial, Dragon Age Inquisition too, Denuvo only protect the .exe itself, not the other files

  • totenglocke

    They’re well aware that it’s a load of shit, but it’s an easy cover for their anti-consumer practices that take away your ability to use the product that you paid for.

  • Bitterbear

    The real target audience for that lie are the shareholders. The suits need a scapegoat when their gazillion-dollar prediction falls flat.

  • Fenrir007

    Censorship and Denuvo… Just need to cut off dual audio and the crap cake is ready for consumption.

  • Izzy Lichi

    japan doesnt care much for pc gaming because they know pc gaming is a fucking joke

  • Cats736

    CPY is confirmed working on it.

  • psycho_bandaid

    Denuvo has been cracked, Namco…. You’re literally only hurting paying customers.

  • LaserCatsAreAwesome

    Is it just me or did the supposed “master race” let Denuvo roll all over them? But I’m also not seeing the pushback against bullshit in gaming like it was in 2013.

  • AR7777

    Hey there Fenrir it’s been a while since I’ve seen one of your posts, you going offline lately?

  • Snugeth

    Tales Of Denuvo:Censored Edition.

  • Snugeth

    I should start pirating games.

  • I like how in the Facebook post, they say Denuvo is a successful anti-piracy tool, even though it was cracked in 2016 and will render all that money and effort pointless.

    Good going, dipshits.

  • AR7777

    Master race still suck gaben’s dick while steam has almost destroyed game distribution.
    Can’t even buy a physical disc without it requiring steam activation or download making the physical disc itself useless.

    Not to mention there’s still no word on what happens with your games if steam goes down.

    There’s also the problem of licenses expiring among other things.

    Steam is shit, I don’t usually buy games on pc but when I do I get them at GOG

  • Zero Eternity

    I feel like putting Denuvo in a game just makes more people want to pirate the game. Ah well not like I was planning to buy the game this month anyway. Thank you Fate Extella.

  • Zombie_Barioth

    You mean for Death Stranding? That might be more due to lack of man-power than being incapable of developing an engine. Then you have Fox Engine.

    He doesn’t have the small army of developers he had at Konami anymore, remember?

    Anyway, I don’t think its that Japanese devs don’t know how to program for PC, but rather they just aren’t as interested.

    A lot of them still have a “Japan first” mentality, and as we all know Japan is handheld and console land. As far as they’re concerned, they don’t NEED to compete graphically, nor are they really trying to.

  • Zero Eternity

    I agree with all of those things. Though when I asked the same thing about Steam dying, someone posted a screenshot of a line in the fine print where if Steam dies, they say they will allow people to download the game via a non steam distributor. That remains to be seen until Steam dies which nowadays is unlikely to happen until methods of gaming change and the current game industry itself dies.

  • BanBrado

    Devuno and censorship? It’s like they want people to pirate this game.

  • TophatKiyaki

    As others explained above, every new release has a newer generation of Denuvo attached to it. They get cracked, but it takes months to get around to it. Denuvo will protect the launch window when the game will have the most customers, which is the only practical reason any company bothers with it.

  • doog

    it doesn’t lower game performance.

  • Sure, but what difference would it make anyway? Pirates are going to pirate it regardless, and paying customers – as stupid as I think they are for buying this game in particular – are going to buy it. It’s just another way to inconvenience consumers in the long run, especially for those looking to uncensor it for everyone else.

  • Tubsiwub

    Sir, I would gladly buy more Mario.

  • Zhnigo

    Is denuvo the new starforce?

  • Madbrainbox

    Buying from GOG is the better thing to do.Especially for the older games.

  • Slartibartfast

    I haaaate DRM, but Denuvo hasn’t caused me any problems, yet, so I’ll probably still be picking this up for PC because I absolutely love the ‘Tales of’ series

    But, all it takes is one fuck-up. If it happens even once its gonna turn me off future Tales of games, the same way Ubisoft turned me off AssCreed with AssCreed 2’s always-online DRM shenanigans.

  • So I guess Denuvo will prevent us from modding the original opening with lyrics back in and fixing the PC-related problems through tools like the last two times with Tales on PC?

  • Zen

    Well shit, I didn’t even consider that possibility.

    I’ll remain cautiously optimistic since the likely reason Zestiria’s OP had to be changed was due to licensing rights for the performing artist (whose contracts in Japan can be quite ridiculous and are often the reason we don’t get Japanese language options in some games).

  • Feniks

    You can’t have graphics in JRPGs. Want a JRPG that looks as good as the triple AAA Western stuff? Too expensive, you have to appeal to Western normalfags to turn a profit.

    Which would defeat the whole point of a JRPG. Games like Persona or Nier don’t gel with the mainstream.

  • DOOM, Metal Gear, Just Cause 3 and others all had ongoing problems with modding due to Denuvo. Only very basic things were possible in some cases, while most advanced stuff that modders would’ve liked to do was prevented.

    Denuvo obviously has different incarnations, and is constantly being modified and tailored to the game. But to say that Denuvo doesn’t hamper mods is incorrect, because in plenty of instances, it actually does.

  • Zufield

    Wow. Now I can get an extra side of assfucking when I order some censored mediocrity with mustard rice, absolutely free. Christ, Scamco, at least provide some lube for your customers.

  • rBeowulf

    >Denuvo

    No buy.

  • NuclearKangaroo

    Piratefags on suicide watch

  • NuclearKangaroo

    why is that? denuvo does prevent modding, MGSV has mods, total war warhammer has mods, just cause 3 has mods

    it seriously feels like pirate are doing their best to make shit up about denuvo to justify their anger

  • NuclearKangaroo

    wasnt this made in order to comply with ESRB requirements for a T rating? i mean i aint saying its good, but its understandable, its a business decision, tough most likely the dev team wasnt consulted

  • NuclearKangaroo

    not really thats why they put denuvo on it :^)

  • NuclearKangaroo

    how does it inconvenience customers? denuvo its arguably one of the least intrusive DRMs out there

    besides as far as i understand, every denuvo “crack” so far has only been bypassing the DRM itself, and in most instances, the DRM is able protect the game in the first few months after launch, which is its purpose

    now one thing ill agree, the impact of piracy is exaggerated, no game ever fails because of piracy and no game ever succeeds because DRM prevented said piracy, but i do think piracy costs some sales, whether profits from those extra sales are enough to offset the cost of Denuvo itself, well, hell if i know

  • NuclearKangaroo

    its dragonball fam, it will sell well DRM or not, so its not really a good comparison

  • NuclearKangaroo

    do you have any evidence of this? because DOOM no longer has denuvo, but i dont see an increase in the number or quality of mods available for that title

    the lack of denuvo does not guarantee good mods, and the presence of denuvo does not guarantee the lack of mods

    i think that whatever impact on modding denuvo has is very little, what really gets in the way of modding, is the lack of modding tools, this is why total war warhammer has so many mods compares to other denuvo titles, it has actual modding tools

  • Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty confident that DRM means you have to play the game while connected to Internet to play it at all. That is horrifically inconvenient on its own. Add to the fact that many people would love to play this game uncensored and will mod the uncut stabbing scene back in if given the chance, and you have the recipe for the best way to say fuck you to people who cared about Velvet’s uncensored outfit and generated a sizable amount of hype.

  • NuclearKangaroo

    well i dont think you need to be online for Denuvo, altough i cannot confirm this since my only denuvo game (MGSV) need an online connection anyways for the tacked on online features

    denuvo doesnt prevent mods tough, MGSV has mods, Just Cause 3 has mods and Total War Warhammer has tons of mods

    denuvo or not, without proper modding tools i dont think you can expect many mods coming out for this game, i dont even know if replacing the censored scene is possible without those

  • If the game has official ways of mods then yes, why wouldn’t it work with denuvo. If you have to modify vanilla game files then denuvo won’t let you and thus you can’t mod your game.

    I’m not gonna cry about denuvo, cuz I buy games anyway ever since steam sales. It’s comfortable and I have so many games I have no need to pirate more. If there’s a game I want, I wait for a sale and play something else in the meantime.

  • buddyluv324

    From what I’ve seen of the situation, it more has to do with complying to the PEGI ratings according to Bandai Namco’s official comment which i think it could be why the US version if getting the same censored scene as the PAL version.

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    No it was for 16+ rating for PEGI in Europe since apparently the scene left uncensored would’ve pushed the rating to 18+. According to them this would hinder their ability to advertise the game. What I don’t get is why this reasoning affected the western version of the game especially since PEGI and the ESRB are two different ratings boards. Especially considering plenty of teen rated games here in the west show off far worse.

  • Helio Ci

    I really hope it only protects the exe.

  • Fenrir007

    Who are you?

  • AR7777

    You don’t know me and I don’t know you, I just remember (easy to remember the god warrior of the Epsilon star) you were very active when GG blew up and hadn’t seen any of your posts in a while.
    Same for the brazilian guy with the Reptile profile pic but I don’t remember his name.

  • Fenrir007

    Ah, right! Sorry, I was worried I had forgotten someone I used to have some bantz with. I’ve been laying low, mostly. A lot of stuff going on, had to cut down on the internet time. It’s what I get for not being a NEET master race, unfortunately.

    The reptile guy you mentioned used to post a lot in Techraptor. He might still be around over there.

  • NuclearKangaroo

    i see

  • NuclearKangaroo

    “If you have to modify vanilla game files then denuvo won’t let you and thus you can’t mod your game.”

    but, you can

    http://www.nexusmods.com/metalgearsolidvtpp/?

    i have heard from some modders denuvo can be an obstacle, but it either can be worked around or its not that big, saying denuvo games cannot be modded is objectively wrong

  • AWOOOO

    I’m sure the drm will be cracked pretty soon.

  • AWOOOO

    People already cracked the denuvo drm on doom and deus ex mankind divided; I’m sure they’ll crack it on this game too.

  • I’ve heard through the grapevine that many people have had trouble with modding games because of Denuvo, so my best guess is that Denuvo has a function that prevents modifying a game that can be turned on or off.

    As for replacing the censored scene: trust me. They’ll find a way.

  • ok, let me correct my mistake: denuvo protected game should not be modifiable

    All I know is that Denuvo is anti-tamper. Modding a game is tampering with the games files, which denuvo should prevent. I don’t know the details about how denuvo works and which files can it protect and which it can’t (presumably all files of the game). I know denuvo’s been cracked several times, including for MGS: TPP which cracking the game would also presumably let you mod the game.

    Like I said: nigh-impossible, not completely, but very difficult and probably not worth the trouble to just replace one scene.

  • NuclearKangaroo

    Just Cause 3 also has mods and that game still has no crack last time i checked

    also MGSV’s crack was extremely shitty until recently, requiring a save after the hospital chapter in order to work if i recall correctly

    if denuvo truly was anti-tamper to the extent you say, warhammer couldnt have mods, even with mod tools

    i think the evidence is pretty clear, denuvo does not make mods impossible

  • NuclearKangaroo

    i dont know, have you seen the mod support for games without proper mod tools? its usually somewhat lackluster, unless the game is VERY popular, it aint impossible, but its far from guaranteed

    for instance, youd think id be easy to find a mod that balances panzerkleins in Silent Storm, but nope, the only thing i could find is one mod that removes them entirely

    or hell for a more recent example, remember how a lot of people said denuvo was the reason the new DOOM didnt get any good mods? well denuvo has been removed from the game, and it still hasnt gotten any notable mods

    honestly i think the only source for the claims that denuvo makes modding harder, is a statement from some people working on a Just Cause 3 mod, but the actual evidence suggests modding a denuvo game is far from impossible

  • I don’t have to worry about specs or piracy DRM on my PS4

    Thank you based consoles.

  • randomdude

    more of just rolling their eyes

  • BrandeX

    Berseria was cracked in 3 weeks.