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Ubisoft have announced today the system requirements, both minimum and recommended, for playing Assassin’s Creed: Unity on your PC, and boy are they heavy! We are looking at Ubisoft’s latest game in its Assassin’s Creed series, which puts you in 18th-century Paris during the French Revolution. The new focus seems to be on improving city dynamics and co-op multiplayer missions that look into the development of the Brotherhood during the Revolution.

The requirements are as follows:

Obligatory

  • 64-bit Platform
  • Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1
  • DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
  • 50 GB (that’s not a typo) HDD space
  • Mouse + Keyboard compatible with Windows, gamepad optional
  • DirectX 11
  • For Multiplayer: 256 kbps or faster broadband connection

Minimum

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K (3.3 GHz) / AMD FX 8350 (4 GHz) / AMD Phenom II x4 940 (3.0 GHz)
  • RAM: 6 GB (uhm, woah?)
  • Video: nVidia GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 (2 GB versions)

Recommended

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 (3.4 GHz) or AMD FX 8350 (4 GHz)
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Video: nVidia GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon R9 290X (3 GB VRAM)

All I have to say is woah. 50 GB of hard drive space is a pretty heavy load for a game. It’s really no surprise, considering that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is getting away with a 55 GB space requirement. This isn’t a typo, folks. There’s games out there that are asking for enough hard drive space to fill up your entire hard drive back in 2001. Now, if someone can come up with a hard drive that can store 100 TB of data, we can all be happy. Of course, by then, games will easily take up an entire terabyte.

The graphics requirement was a lot to swallow considering that cards like the GTX 550 Ti were considered good mid-range cards only two years ago and are now not even being considered for the minimum requirements. What do you think about ACU’s requirements? Let us know in the comments!


Miguel Leiva-Gomez

With a reputation for writing suit-and-tie articles, Miguel Leiva-Gomez needed a place to relax and let loose. Aside from deciphering the workings behind the most complex business systems, he also takes time off throughout the day to play some vidya. Ever since the early 90s when he first got his Sega Genesis, Gomez has been pressing himself to win every game he played. It was this virtually lifelong fascination with games that made him become a gaming journalist. Outside of writing, Gomez also specializes in application development using C++, C, LUA, and Python. He's also a fan of the Oxford comma and wants you to deal with it.