'Civilization VI' Minimum Specs Announced; Devs Detail Changes To City Population And Warfare

Posted Sun Sep 25, 2016 at 08:28 AM PDT by
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'Civilization VI' developer Firaxis took to Twitch to show off the game's revamped combat and city growth mechanics. Not long after the game's official minimum and recommended PC requirements were revealed on Steam.

Games designers Ed Beach and Anton Strenger used the game's freshly revealed Roman Empire to show off 'Civ VI' city combat mechanics. One notable change from its predecessor is the game's city siege mechanic. When a city is appropriately surrounded by enemy units, it is considered besieged and will no longer recovering health points between turns.

The demonstration then turned to a save file for the game's Kongo civilization for a crash course on city growth. New to 'Civ VI' is a resource called Housing, which can be cultivated by building specialized city districts. Players will need to provide their cities with both enough Housing and enough Amenities (luxury resources like tea) to avoid penalties to city growth. High population will be key to developing powerful cities since each city will only be able to build one district for every three levels of population it contains.

You can watch the whole stream for yourself below.

Not long after the developer Twitch stream, publisher 2K Games released the game's PC system requirements, reproduced below.

Minimum

OS: Windows 7 64bit / 8.1 64bit / 10 64bit 

PROCESSOR: Intel Core i3 2.5 Ghz or AMD Phenom II 2.6 Ghz or greater 

MEMORY: 4 GB RAM 

HARD DRIVE: 12 GB or more 

DVD-ROM: Required for disc-based installation 

VIDEO CARD: 1 GB DirectX 11 Video Card (AMD 5570 or nVidia 450) 

Recommended

OS: Windows 7 64bit / 8.1 64bit / 10 64bit 

PROCESSOR: Fourth generation Intel Core i5 2.5 Ghz or AMD FX8350 4.0 Ghz or greater 

MEMORY: 8 GB RAM 

HARD DRIVE: 12 GB or more 

DVD-ROM: Required for disc-based installation 

VIDEO CARD: 2 GB DirectX 11 Video Card (AMD 7970 or nVidia 770 or greater) 

You can find the latest info on 'Civilization VI' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.

Source: 2K Games

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