Ancient Space caught us by surprise just a matter of weeks ago; an eye-catching single-player focused sci-fi strategy game set in the deep echelons of space. From the same fledgling developer working on the hugely promising Hard West, Ancient Space is an epic story-driven intergalactic adventure whereby the player takes control of a dangerous scientific mission to the undiscovered reaches of space.

From all of the footage we've received so far Ancient Space appears to be a spectacular looking strategy game, allowing players to command their own battle fleets and explore deep space in a story line featuring a big name cast from shows like Battlestar galactica, Firefly, and Star Trek: Enterprise. Before you set those phasers to stun though read on to check out the official Ancient Space system requirements and find out whether your gaming rig is a sleek starfighter or a rickety escape pod.

Ancient Space Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit SP2 or Windows 7 SP1
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz or AMD Phenom II X3 715 2.8 GHz
  • RAM: 4GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 6850
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 20 GB Free Hard Drive Space

Ancient Space Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: 2.8 GHz Quad Core Intel Core i5-2300 or 3.8 GHz AMD Athlon X4 760K
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870
  • HDD: 20 GB Free Hard Drive Space

For a strategy game it has to be said that these system requirements for Ancient Space are pretty demanding, needing a fairly modern gaming rig just to hit those minimum system requirements. It's certainly no slouch in the graphics department, and CreativeForge Games claim you're going to need a GeForce GTX 460 or its AMD Radeon HD 6850 just to get it up and running. Coupled with some pretty powerful processors and you've got quite a demanding experience. Strategy games aren't usually fully 3D like this which makes for a more demanding experience as you can view everything from any angle at any time in three-dimensional space.

Moving on to the Ancient Space recommended requirements and these are pretty massive indeed, asking for a hefty 8GB of RAM, the two-years-old GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870 and quad-core processors. These do look a little higher than we'd though, although much of this will come down to how much action there is on screen at any one time, as well as CreativeForge's planned unit cap. 

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Ancient Space System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Ancient Space benchmark chart. What do you make of the Ancient Space system requirements? Let us know!