Slick wrote on Oct 11, 2020, 23:09:
2) Devs don't require higher CPU specs, so people don't buy better CPUs, so devs say: "look at the steam survey! we only need to target a 2500k!". And we have a backwards-compatible future gaming hellscape that we cannot escape from where the target system is still a mid-tier laptop CPU from 2013.
Except this isn't really true at all, people DO buy newer CPUs because games DO run better with them. I'm not going to pretend that my use case is the norm, and I know my CPU is due for an upgrade soon as it is undoubtedly the bottleneck in my system currently. But, I only run games at 1920x1200 on my 60hz monitor, so I can live with it for the time being.
SC requires a faster CPU anyways for decent FPS anyways, even with future optimizations I doubt it'll make the cut even under the minimum required specs.