Shogun 2 is set in 16th-century feudal Japan, in the aftermath of the Ōnin War. The country is fractured into rival clans led by local warlords, each fighting for control. The player takes on the role of one of these warlords, with the goal of dominating other factions and claiming his rule over Japan. The standard edition of the game will feature a total of eight factions (plus a ninth faction for the tutorial), each with a unique starting position and different political and military strengths.
We are testing at 1080p and 720p in Direct X 11 mode.
At 1080p this Direct X 11 engine proves to be too much for the modest Nvidia GTX460m solution, giving an average of 12 frames per second. Lowering the resolution to 720p however ensures that the engine is playable, with an average frame rate over 35 fps.