The Settlers Reboot Coming to PC on March 17

A reboot coming soon.
A reboot coming soon. Ubisoft

The Settlers is all set to make its mark on PC starting March 17. This is a reboot to the RTS franchise of the same name first released in 1993. The game has players explore new lands, build cities, and train an army. All while making sure that their medieval economy grows.

The game offers a story-driven campaign along with PVP/co-op skirmish matches, where players can also go against AI. At its core, it focuses on three factions - the Jorn, Maru, and Elari. Each one comes from a different biome with unique distinct advantages, abilities, architecture, and units. The Elari, in particular, takes center stage in the game's campaign.

This version is inspired by two of the fan-favorite games in the series, The Settlers III and The Settlers IV. The goal is to give players a similar sense of control over their economy and military, while at the same time modernizing the classic RTS gameplay.

Talking about this new game, Creative Director Christian Hagedorn revealed that it's not about changing the game but evolving it.

The game is available on PC through the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store. Pre-order is already being accepted and those who do will get access to the Founder's Pack, which includes:

  • 3 Reef Towers
  • Captain Title
  • 1-Day Shard Booster

There are two versions offered - the Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition. The latter not only has the base game but also these extra goodies:

  • Royal Items Set
  • Royal Title Set
  • 3-Day Shard Booster
  • The Art of Settlers Digital Artbook
  • Selected Game Soundtrack
  • Pathfinder's Mark
  • Explorer Title
  • Compass Emblem

If you're interested this early, a closed beta is planned from January 20 to January 24. Sign up here.

Here are the specifications for PC needed to play the game:

  • Minimum specs at 1080p with low presets
    • CPU: Intel i3-6100, AMD Ryzen 3 1200 (quad-core, 3 GHz)
    • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 2 GB/AMD Radeon RX 550 2 GB
    • RAM: 8 GB (Dual channel)
    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit only)
    • Disk space: 20 GB free space for installation, updates, and saved games
  • Recommended configurations at 1080p with high presets
    • CPU: Intel i7-6700, AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4 GB/AMD Radeon RX 470 4 GB
    • RAM: 8 GB (Dual channel)
    • OS: Windows 10 64-Bit
    • Disk space: 20 GB free space for installation, updates, and saved games

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