As you all probably know, the hit strategy game Company of Heroes has a sequel that is due to arrive early 2013.
Company of Heroes 2 will utilise the enhanced Essence 3.0 Engine. Basically, awesome new features and dynamic splossions to fill our eyes. Naturally the devs will be Relic Entertainment, the guys behind Dawn of War and CoH 1. Lets see what sort of machine Company of Heroes 2 system requirements will need...
Company of Heroes 2 Minimum System Requirements
OS: 32-bit Windows® Vista
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon X2
GPU RAM: 256MB Direct3D 10 capable video card
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8800 or ATI/AMD RadeonHD 2900
OTHER: Internet connection required
Fairly modest requirements considering all the goodness we are promised.
Here is a couple of the stand out technologies being introduced in CoH2
ColdTech - includes an ‘extreme cold’ mechanic which accurately encapsulates the Soviet winter which reached extremes of -40 degrees F in 1941.
Truesight system - takes objects like buildings, walls, trees and smoke into account. This allows players to effectively use tactics like flanking and ambushes. The system can handle terrain variations if we want, but we found that objects provided the most easily understood feedback for players. The default RTS camera sometimes makes it harder to judge the variety of terrain heights and slopes.