The much-awaited sequel to the popular city-builder game, Cities: Skylines 2, will require players to have a more powerful hardware setup to run the game smoothly. However, the good news is that the system requirements are not too demanding, making it accessible to a wide range of players.
Minimum system requirements for Cities: Skylines 2 include an Intel Core i7 9700K or an AMD Ryzen 5 2600X processor, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or an AMD Radeon RX 470 GPU. Also requires 8GB RAM. These specifications can also be easily achieved with a budget-friendly build, as they do not require a top-tier graphics card or gaming CPU.
On the other hand, the recommended system requirements for Cities: Skylines 2 are more demanding. To enjoy games with a high level of detail, the developers recommend an Intel Core i5 12600K or AMD Ryzen 5 5800X processor, paired with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT GPU. At least 16GB of RAM is also recommended.
It is important to note that the developers have not specified the level of performance that these system requirements will guarantee. However, given the age of the hardware mentioned, it is likely that lower settings will be necessary for optimal gameplay.
In terms of storage, Cities: Skylines 2 is confirmed to require around 50GB of space. This is a significant increase compared to the 4GB required for previous games, but relatively low compared to other recent releases. It is currently unknown whether an SSD is recommended or required, but more information may be provided closer to the game’s release date.
If you are unsure whether your system meets the requirements of Cities: Skylines 2, you can test the system requirements on PCGameBenchmark to determine if your PC can handle the game. Additionally, you can explore the world of Cities: Skylines 2 mod and anticipate the DLC that will be available after launch.
– PCGameBenchmark (link not provided)
– Forum post by developer Colossal Order