Plague Inc: Evolved FAQs

Updated 19th June 2014 - added Mac system requirements
 

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1) What is Plague Inc: Evolved?
 

Can you infect the world? Your pathogen has just infected 'Patient Zero'. Now you must bring about the end of human history by evolving a deadly, global Plague whilst adapting against everything humanity can do to defend itself.

Plague Inc: Evolved is a new game for PC and Mac which has been entirely redeveloped from the mobile game (Plague Inc.). It combines the original critically acclaimed gameplay of Plague Inc. with significant, all-new features:

  • Infectious Multiplayer - cooperative and competitive gameplay modes let you team up to fight the cure with friends, or compete in a race to kill the world.
  • Contagious Content Creator - hit the lab and develop your own custom scenarios - creating new plague types and worlds. Bring your deadliest ideas to life and share them with Steam Workshop.
  • Blinding Graphics - Including full 3D disease models taking you closer to your plague than ever before, city-cams showing humanity's struggle at street level, and the body scanner highlighting the full effect of your mutations, organ by organ.
  • Deadly Data - Predict government responses with priority indicators, geek out with loads of new stats and graphs, and analyse your best strategies with end-of-game replays.
  • And much more!

2) Where can I get it?

Plague Inc: Evolved is now available on Steam Early Access! Check out our Steam page for more information and to purchase.

As announced on the Microsoft stage at E3, Plague Inc: Evolved is also coming soon to Xbox One!


3) What does Early Access mean for Plague Inc: Evolved?

Early Access allows players to play an early version of the game before it is completely finished. Generally, this means it might have some bugs and miss some features from the fully complete version, which will be released at a later date as a free update.

It lets fans play the game sooner and most importantly, means that players can give us feedback on the game and help shape the development process.

We are still hard at work adding in new content and cool features - the game is stable and polished but not currently feature-complete. Please only buy the game now if you are OK with this and understand that you may also encounter bugs (not the good, world-killing kind…).

In the coming weeks – we will be releasing lots of regular (free) updates which will add in all the new features. For more on early access – you can see our Plague Inc: Evolved Early Access page and also the Steam FAQ


4) Can I play on Linux?

Yes, but only Windows and Mac are available at the moment. We will add Linux as soon as possible.


5) Is Plague Inc. Evolved different from Plague Inc. on mobile?

Yes – it is very different as we have been able to add a lot of things which would not work on mobile. Plague Inc: Evolved is a new game for PC and Mac which has been entirely redeveloped from the mobile game (Plague Inc.). It combines the original critically acclaimed gameplay of Plague Inc. with significant, all-new features:

  • Infectious Multiplayer - cooperative and competitive gameplay modes let you team up to fight the cure with friends, or compete in a race to kill the world.
  • Contagious Content Creator - hit the lab and develop your own custom scenarios - creating new plague types and worlds. Bring your deadliest ideas to life and share them with Steam Workshop.
  • Blinding Graphics - Including full 3D disease models taking you closer to your plague than ever before, city-cams showing humanity's struggle at street level, and the body scanner highlighting the full effect of your mutations, organ by organ.
  • Deadly Data - Predict government responses with priority indicators, geek out with loads of new stats and graphs, and analyse your best strategies with end-of-game replays.
  • And much more!

6) How much does Plague Inc: Evolved cost?

Plague Inc: Evolved costs $14.99 on PC and Mac. This includes:

  • Every paid expansion pack that Plague Inc. has received over the last two years.
  • Loads of new content updates that we have planned for the future.
  • Significant, all-new features for PC and Mac (including multiplayer and scenario creator).

‚Äč7) Why does Plague Inc: Evolved cost more than Plague Inc. on mobile?

Plague Inc: Evolved costs $14.99 whereas Plague Inc. on mobile costs $0.99 + an extra $6.99 for expansion packs (Neurax, Necroa and Scenarios).

Plague Inc: Evolved costs more because you get a lot more! It includes :

  • Every paid expansion pack that Plague Inc. has received over the last two years.
  • Loads of new content updates that we have planned for the future.
  • Significant, all-new features for PC and Mac (including multiplayer and scenario creator).

I've thought long and hard about the price point of the game and I believe that $14.99 is a fair price. It reflects the value ot the additional features in Plague Inc: Evolved without being significantly more expensive than Plague Inc. on mobile. I hope you agree - either way, please share your opinion with me :)


8) What languages will you be releasing in?

Initially we will be releasing in English and we will add more languages in as soon as we can.


9) Will you charge for updates in the future?

All Plague Inc. updates will be available for free in Plague Inc: Evolved.


10) Will I be able to play the Neurax Worm and Necroa Virus on PC and Mac?

Yes – all the Plague Inc. expansion packs will be included in Plague Inc: Evolved. They are currently being worked on and should be ready soon.


11) What are the system requirements?

We have worked hard to make sure almost any computer can play Plague Inc: Evolved!

PC:

Minimum system requirements:

OS: Windows XP SP3
Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: Integrated Graphics (512MB)
Hard Drive: 500 MB available space

Recommended system requirements:

OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8
Processor: 3.0GHz i5 Dual Core or equivalent
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Radeon HD 3600 (1GB)
Hard Drive: 1 GB available space

Mac:

Minimum system requirements:

OS: 10.6.x (Snow Leopard)
Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or greater
Hard Drive: 500 MB available space

Recommended system requirements:

OS: 10.9.x (Mavericks)
Processor: 3.0 GHz Quad Core Processor
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GT 650M (1GB GDDR5) / Intel Iris graphics or greater
Hard Drive: 1 GB available space

Additional Notes (Mac):

Unsupported video chipsets: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel GMA X3100, Intel GMA 950.

This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended Journaled (Case Sensitive).
 


12) Does Plague Inc: Evolved change things for Plague Inc. on mobile?

Only in a good way as it will mean more content updates faster for everyone! We have designed Plague Inc: Evolved carefully so that updates can easily be applied to games on PC, Mac and mobile. We still have loads of plans for Plague Inc. and lots of new updates are on their way. We can’t wait!


13) What is the next mobile mutation (update)?

We will be announcing the next mobile mutation (update) in the next few weeks. Check back shortly!


14) Is it OK to create "Let's Play" videos of me playing Plague Inc. and Plague Inc: Evolved?

Of course! Ndemic Creations gives you permission to make gameplay footage or “Let’s Play” type videos of Plague Inc. and Plague Inc: Evolved on YouTube or other online video platforms, and monetise them.


15) How can I find out more?

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