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Ubisoft Announces PC Requirements for Assassin's Creed Unity

October 24, 2014 4:26 AM

By: Miguel Leiva-Gomez

 

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:

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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!

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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… Read More