Firefly Studios today released the minimum system requirements for the eagerly awaited sequel to the hugely popular castle sim simulator, Stronghold Crusader, with the upcoming release of Stronghold Crusader 2. The game entered closed beta earlier this week and many players expressed their concerns over a variety of unexpected performance problems. The developers have responded, informing the player base that the majority of development time in the beta periods will be spent improving the technical elements of the game.

The game performs perfectly well on most machines but fans of the original were surprised by such a huge improvements in the games graphical and animation departments. Leaving some of the much older rigs struggling to keep up.

“When we first announced Stronghold
Crusader 2 one of the first pieces of information released was that the
game will use a newly enhanced 3D engine. By this point the team was so
experienced with the Havok Vision Engine that learning something
completely new and moving away from 3D would be a waste of that
knowledge. Our stated goal with Crusader 2 was to create the best 3D
Stronghold game yet and that’s exactly what we intent to deliver.

Everyone
here at Firefly wants the playability of the 2D Stronghold titles
within a 3D space and our enhanced version of the Vision Engine has
thankfully provided us with the tools needed to achieve this. Naturally a
concern for players at the time was ‘Will the game run on my machine?’.
This is a fair question and of course we are aiming to get the game
running on a wide range of systems, performance being just as high on
our list of priorities as bug fixing. With the game currently in beta
and as such feature-complete, we have already had time to focus on
optimisation and performance testing. As a result, we have been able to
determine the minimum system requirements for Stronghold Crusader 2:”

The minimum PC system requirements for Stronghold Crusader 2 are as follows:

  • Operating System: Windows® XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 (latest service packs) with DirectX 9.0c
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800GT 512MB or AMD Radeon™ HD 2900XT 512MB or better
  • Storage: 6 GB available HD space
  • Internet: Broadband Internet connection

Those interested in learning more about Stronghold Crusader 2 can do so on the official website. The game is currently set for release on September 2nd, 2014.

Source: Press Release