Civilization 6 System Requirements Released by Firaxis, You Should be Safe

By   /   Sep 23, 2016
Sumeria Civilization

Firaxis Games has finally released the Civilization 6 system requirements that PC players will have to reach if they hope to play the game. Civilization 6 doesn’t come out until October 21, but them releasing the system requirements this early gives PC players a chance to get their computers ready to play the next entry in the turn-based game.

According to a post by a Firaxis dev on NeoGAF, the Civilization 6 system requirements are as follows:

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
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)

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
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)

Other Requirements
Initial installation requires one-time Internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 and 2015 Runtime Libraries, and Microsoft DirectX. Internet connection and acceptance of Steam™ Subscriber Agreement required for activation. See for details.

Interestingly, as noted by some of the other posters on the forum thread, the requirements for the game actually don’t seem that intensive for a PC game nowadays. While many Triple-A games require top-of-the-line or at least high-end PCs to be able to run effectively, Civilization 6 seems to be going the opposite direction, toning down its requirements to reach a wider audience.

Civilization 6 is one of the longest-running PC game series, the result of an easy to learn, fun to play game that you can waste hours in. It’s likely that with a less intensive group of Civilization 6 system requirements, Civ 6 will be able to reach a new generation of Civilization players that will continue to keep Civilization as one of the most popular PC strategy games.

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