Already looked at them which is why I was asking if the recommended are good enough to play the game maxed out with all the bells and whistles and largest map options with comfortable performance.
Many games recommended are not for maximum performance on max settings but the bar you need to pass to get acceptable performance with most features set to high at 1080p.
Generally companies refrain from setting their specifications the way you've suggested because it only limits their sales. Also, as a customer I'd rather not have the recommended specifications be "maximum performance on maximum settings" anyway...
For instance, let's say DW2's recommended specs DO follow your suggestion—they're now benchmarked in relation to the performance of a 2000-star galaxy. "Joe" has a 1060, Ryzen 7 2700, 16 GB of RAM. Unfortunately for Joe, their website tells him he need a 2060, Ryzen 5 3600, and 32 GB of RAM to run the game smoothly. Suddenly he's lead to believe in order to experience good graphics in DW2 at any comfortable framerate, he need good hardware. Little does he know the benchmark was relative to 2000-star performance, and that his current PC is more than capable of running most galaxy sizes below the absolute largest.
See how this is bad? Joe is now deterred from purchasing DW2, even though he was capable of enjoying good graphics on every galaxy size but the largest.
Recommended has never been treated as a maximum and rightfully shouldn't. Recommended is what positions you to comfortably play the game at mediocre settings. If you really want to know what 2000-star galaxies require, ask around after launch and see what others say.
< Message edited by Galaxy227 -- 8/23/2021 7:42:42 PM >