Total War: Warhammer Release Date Delayed

Final PC system requirements announced; Detailed"We’re pulling out all the stops for you," says dev.

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Sega has announced Total War: Warhammer will launch one month later than previously indicated. The Creative Assembly-developed strategy game was scheduled for launch on April 28 but will now arrive on May 24.

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"This could be the best Total War game we've ever made. We don't want to rush it," said creative director Mike Simpson, explaining the delay in an official press release.

"It's an enormous game and we also want to make absolutely sure reviewers have enough time to play it thoroughly before launch. Many thanks to the huge number of people who have pre-ordered and are eagerly awaiting release day. We’re pulling out all the stops for you," he added.

Creative Assembly also revealed finalised minimum and recommended hardware requirements for PCs, as well as a 60 FPS spec "for those gamers looking to hit that threshold during battles."

The details on PC hardware requirements can be found below, but the developer notes all systems perform differently, and "the framerates below are based on PCs using the quoted specs with fresh OS installs, no major background programs running, and should be taken as a guide rather than an absolute."

Additionally, Total War: Warhammer will undergo optimisation and compatibility testing, so these specs are subject to change.

PC Recommended Specifications

[Expected around 25-35 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

Sega previously said Total War: Warhammer will deliver "hundreds of hours" of gameplay and two additional expansions will follow. Total War: Warhammer is the first in a three-part trilogy that will include two standalone further installments, as well as DLC packs.

For more on Total War: Warhammer, check out GameSpot's hands-on preview and interview with The Creative Assembly, as well as some more stories below.

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