Total War: Warhammer delayed to May 24

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Warhammer 40 000 has had plenty of strategy games in the past. There’s the rather swell Sawn of War series, strategy games pitting Space Marines against the horrors of the galaxy in a neverending war to keep humanity from becoming a breakfast option on a cosmic buffet of chaos and blood. But the other Warhammer series has never really had a strategy that completely captured the sheer epicness of a Greenskin army powered purely by willpower.

Total War: Warhammer wants to attempt to bring that scale to life, with their trademark game franchise and habit of throwing untold numbers of cannon fodder troops at you in massive campaigns. You might just have to wait a little while longer for it however. Sega has announced that Total War: Warhammer will now ship a month later than expected, missing the April 28 deadline and arriving on May 24 instead.

“This could be the best Total War game we’ve ever made. We don’t want to rush it,” creative director Mike Simpson said in an press release about the delay.

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.

Said stops also include final minimum and recommended hardware requirements for PCs, as well as a 60 FPS spec “for those gamers looking to hit that threshold during battles.” Here are those new specs, although Creative Assembly noted that “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.”

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
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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 [email protected]

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

Total War: Warhammer lays the ground for an entire trilogy of content based on the popular tabletop games. Expect the other two parts to arrive as expansions after this one finally releases in May.

Last Updated: March 9, 2016

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  • Lardus-For the Emperor!

    NOOOoooooooooo! Oh well, gives more time for XCom 2 and Battlefleet Gothic Armada!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    And because 4 May would be a heretical release date, what with its relation to the Warp.

  • Commander Admiral Chief

    May, 2024

    • Commander Admiral Chief

      Reading that now….its not that far away……

      Geez

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