It's not every day you can chart a ship to the infinite boundaries of space courtesy of Sid Meier's himself, but the legendary game director is back with an interplanetary companion piece to Civilization: Beyond Earth. In Sid Meier's Starships you'll need to build and command a gigantic fleet of space ships in order travel between planets and expand humanity to new worlds.

Set within the very same universe as Civilization: Beyond Earth, Sid Meier's Starships offers cross-connectivity between the two, allowing planets to be found and colonized through a new galaxy of adventure. Galactic supremacy is all well and good, but if you want to join the space race you'll need a rig up to the task. Read on to check out the official Sid Meier's Starships system requirements.

Sid Meier's Starships Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista 32-bit Service Pack 2
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 256MB
  • GPU: GeForce 8800 GT, Radeon HD 2600 XT or Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop
  • HDD: 841MB available space
  • DX: DirectX 10

Unfortunately Firaxis only sent along minimum requirements for Sid Meier's Starships, but it's likely these hardware demands will be decent enough to get Starships looking as good as it needs to. A top-down turn-based 4X game, Sid Meier's Starships likely won't be too demanding at all, and this is reflected in the system requirements which are right at the lower end. 

There's nothing here to cause undue worry, the dedicated graphics cards demanded are almost a decade old now, and you can even get away with Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics if you want to take Sid Meier's Starships on the move with your laptop.

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What do you make of Sid Meier's Starships system requirements? Will you be giving this a download when it blasts off this week?