Ubisoft’s upcoming game, Assassin’s Creed III, is one of the most anticipated games this year. Ubisoft has finally released the hardware requirements for the PC version of the game. Along with this, Ubisoft has also released a list of graphics cards that will be able to run the game from the day of release.
Assassin's Creed III gets PC hardware requirements
Here are the PC requirements for Assassin’s Creed III:
- Supported OS: Windows Vista (SP2) / Windows 7 (SP1) / Windows 8
- Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core2 Duo E6700 or 3.00 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or better recommended
- RAM: 2GB (4GB recommended)
- Video Card: 512MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant with Shader Model 4.0 or higher (see supported list)*
- Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compliant (5.1 surround sound recommended)
- DVD-ROM: Dual-layer drive
- Hard Drive Space: 17GB
- Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
- Multiplayer: 256 kbps or faster broadband connection
The supported GPUs on the AMD Radeon HD side are 3870, 4000, 5000, 6000 and the 7000 series, or better. On the Nvidia GeForce side, the supported GPUs are 8600 GT, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 and the 600 series, or better. Ubisoft also points out that while the laptop versions of these GPUs may be able to run the game, there is no support for them.
Back in August, it was revealed that the PC version of Assassin’s Creed III will be released 20 days after the release of the console versions of the game. This doesn’t come as a surprise as Ubisoft has a history of treating its PC customers as low priority customers—from delaying the release of the PC version of its games to the extremely draconian DRM that plagued Assassin’s Creed II. An assumption can be made that the delayed PC release would make gamers purchase the console versions, thus avoiding piracy on the PC. This has not been confirmed by Ubisoft.
Assassin’s Creed III is all set to have some new gameplay mechanics to help the protagonist with better travel environments. Players can use parkour to travel through trees, whereas the new combat system allows the capability to dual-wield weapons. The game also shows off the new Anvil engine that allows for a large number of characters to be on screen.
The Assassin’s Creed series deals with a secret war that has lasted millennia between the Assassins and the Templars. The Assassins seek to fight for the free will of people, while the Templars seek to control them. The first game was set during the Holy Crusades in Jerusalem. Protagonist Altaïr ibn-La'Ahad would have to jump from rooftops and sneak into groups of people in order to find and assassinate his targets.
The second game was set during the Renaissance era in Florence. The main protagonist of the “II” series of games (which are Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations) is Ezio Auditore. The II series of games dealt with the evolution of Ezio as a character, who starts out as a revenge-driven teenager only to become a highly-skilled master of Assassins. Altaïr also makes an appearance in Revelation, showing the aged assassin’s last few days. The secondary protagonist of the series is Desmond Miles, who is accessing his “genetic memory” to live the lives of his Ancestors Altaïr and Ezio.
Assassin's Creed III will be released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 30, and the PC version will be released on November 20.