Total War: Warhammer delayed and PC system requirements revealed

Total War: Warhammer delayed and PC system requirements revealed

Creative Assembly has decided to push back the release of Total War: Warhammer.

Originally planned for release in April, the game has been pushed back a month and will now release on 24 May. Mike Simpson, Creative Director for Total War stated:

“This could be the best Total War game we’ve ever made. We don’t want to rush it. It’s an enormous game and we also want to make absolutely sure reviewers have enough time to play it thoroughly before launch.”

CA has just released the PC system requirements and this will be their first 64Bit Total War game. The specs that have been revealed come with a note that these are based on PCs with the quoted specs with a fresh OS install and no major background programs running.

The game is still in testing according to CA so these may change.

PC Minimum Specifications:

[Expected around 15-25 FPS on campaign map and in a 1v1, 20 units vs 20 units battle, default graphics preset set to “Low”]

Operating System: Windows 7 64Bit
Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 3.0Ghz
RAM: 3GB*
Hard Drive: 35 GB
Video Card: (DirectX 11) AMD Radeon HD 5770 1024MB | NVIDIA GTS 450 1024MB | Intel HD4000 @720P

*PC integrated graphics chipsets require 4GB ram, e.g. Intel HD series

PC Recommended Specifications:

[Expected around 45-55 FPS on campaign map and in a 1v1, 20 units vs 20 units battle, default graphics preset set to “High”]

Operating System: Windows 7/8.1/10 64Bit
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4570 3.20GHz
RAM: 8 GB
Hard Drive: 35 GB
Video Card: (DirectX 11) AMD Radeon R9 270X 2048MB | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2048MB @1080P

PC 60fps+ Specifications:

[Expected 60 FPS+ on campaign map and in a 1v1, 20 units vs 20 units battle, default graphics preset set to “Ultra”]

Operating System: Windows 7/8.1/10 64Bit
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4790K 4.0 GHz
RAM: 8 GB
Hard Drive: 35 GB
Video Card: (DirectX 11) AMD Fury X or Nvidia GTX 980 @1080P

The comment from Mike Simpson regarding the Total War: Warhammer delay is interesting as he mentions giving reviewers time to play through the game. This makes a refreshing change for publications who are usually given one week at most. While it doesn’t effect us at PC Invasion because we always review after completing a game, the comment acknowledges that reviewers need time to play a game properly.

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