Total War: Warhammer release date pushed to May, minimum PC specs finalized

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 8 March 2016 15:14 GMT

Total War: Warahmmer was slated for release in April, but now you’re going to have to wait until May to get your hands on it.

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According to the Creative Assembly, the team didn’t want to rush the game, as it “could be the best Total War game it has ever made,” said creative director Mike Simpson.
 
Due to the shear size of the game, the team also wanted “to make absolutely sure” reviewers had enough time to play it thoroughly before launch.

The studio has also revealed the minimum specs have been finalized, and it will be the first 64 bit Total War title. Specs note an additional detail on the frame rate performance you can expect from each specification.

Framerates noted below are based on PCs using the quoted specs with fresh OS installs and no major background programs running. The studio notes these specs should be taken “as a guide rather than an absolute.” The team is also releasing “additional 60fps+ Spec” for those looking to hit that threshold during battles. Additional detail on the frame rate performance you can expect from each specification have been added.

Due to continued development, the game is still undergoing optimization and compatibility testing; therefore, the specs are subject to change.

Further details on graphics settings under each preset can be found through here.

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”]
  • OS: Windows 7 64Bit 
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0Ghz
  • RAM: 3GB (PC integrated graphics chipsets require 4GB ram, e.g. Intel HD series)
  • Hard Drive: 35GB
  • Video Card: (DirectX 11) AMD Radeon HD 5770 1024MB, NVIDIA GTS 450 1024MB, Intel HD4000 @720P

Originally set for release on April 28, Total War: Warhammer will now release on May 24. The strategy game is available for pre-order on Steam.

If you missed the latest work-in-progress video featuring the Dwarfs Grand Campaign, just click the link and it will take you to it.

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