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Age of Empires 4 system requirements: Can your PC run it?

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Age of Empires 4 system requirements: Can your PC run it?

Best answer: Age of Empires 4 minimum system requirements are now listed at Steam. An Intel Core i5-6300U processor, 8GB of RAM, and Intel HD 520 integrated graphics are included, meaning the game should run on a wide range of hardware.

Can your PC run Age of Empires 4?

Age of Empires 4 is gaining traction as we head toward the expected October 28, 2021 release date, and many of you might be wondering whether or not it's time to upgrade or buy a new PC to coincide with the game's release. Following an Age of Empires 4 developer interview, we can say that the game is built to run on a wide range of performance hardware.

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When asked about system requirements and how powerful a system is required to run Age of Empires 4, World's Edge Senior Executive Producer Michael Mann explained that early on in the development process, Relic Entertainment was presented with a list of hardware that the Age of Empires community and fanbase use. Mann continues:

The majority of them do play on low-end machines, so we wanted to make sure that we support them. So yes, integrated cards are [supported].

That's great news for anyone who isn't looking to upgrade their PC anytime soon. And now that we have a list of minimum PC system requirements, we can see that you'll need at least an Intel Core i5-6300U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and integrated Intel HD 520 graphics.

As always, the best graphics card options out there will guarantee you can get the most out of the upcoming RTS game. The last thing you want is a game that's chugging along while you attempt to control units and micromanage your economy.

We will keep this post updated with any more information about definitive system requirements. Until then, feast your eyes on the best gaming desktop PCs and best gaming laptops.

Cale Hunt
Senior Editor, Laptop Reviews

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.