Developer Creative Assembly has addressed the claims that Total War: Rome Remastered previously had Windows 7 support listed as a minimum requirement, stating that this was never the case.
After Rome Remastered launched yesterday, a portion of the playerbase still using the older operating was met with disappointment as it discovered that it couldn't run the game. This spawned a number of online threads and posts, some of which claimed that the game's pre-launch minimum requirements included Windows 7 support.
"We did not at any point have Windows 7 as the minimum requirement for the game," Community Manager Grace_CA wrote in a Reddit post.
"I've checked our press releases, our initial placeholder minimum specs, our FAQ and even gone through all of our emails and at no point have we communicated that Windows 7 is able to run the game.
"If you did buy thinking it would run on Windows 7, refunds are available and I'm sorry for the mistake, but this is not something that we did state on our side. Some websites do sometimes speculate specs, so it's possible it may have been elsewhere, but not from us or on any of our official platforms."
It's unclear where the claims originated from, but if you're looking to try out Rome Remastered, you're going to need Windows 10 installed.
Although there are certainly arguments against the operating system's newest version, more and more developers are no longer supporting Windows 7. Microsoft is also no longer delivering official updates for it since early 2020.
If you've yet to jump on the Total War: Rome Remastered train, here are 10 things you need to know before you buy. If, instead, you're already leading Rome to glory or ensuring its downfall as Carthage or a different faction, you might be interested in the game's first set of mods.
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