Assassin’s Creed IV PC system requirements bury 32 bit, don’t mark the spot


In what in the space of an afternoon is beginning to look like a blanket policy, Ubisoft have standardised 64 bit Windows for their next-gen Assassin’s Creed.

As in the Watch Dogs system requirements outed earlier, Ubisoft have dropped their support for 32 bit operating systems – although the translated specs uncovered at 3DJuegos suggest Windows 8 32 bit users will be just fine.

Black Flag’s a full 10 gig bigger than Watch Dogs, too, presumably on account of all the oceans.

Here’s the bottom line, techwise:

  • Operating System: Windows Vista SP SP1 or Windows 7 or Windows 8 (both 32/64bit versions)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad [email protected] GHz or AMD Athlon II X4 [email protected] GHz
  • RAM: 2GB for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or AMD Radeon HD 4870 (512MB VRAM with Shader Model 4.0 or higher)
  • DirectX: DirectX June 2010 Redistributable
  • Disk Space: 30 Gb
  • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card with latest drivers
  • Peripherals: Windows-compliant keyboard and mouse required, optional controller

And the recommended version:

  • Operating System: Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8 (both 32/64bit versions)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 [email protected] GHz or AMD Phenom II x4 [email protected] GHz or better
  • RAM: 4GB or more
  • Video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 or AMD Radeon HD 5850 (1024MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0) or better
  • Supported video cards at the time of release: Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or better, GT400, GT500, GT600, GT700 or AMD Radeon HD4870 series or better, HD5000, HD6000, HD7000 series*
  • Note: Latest GeForce drivers tested: 320.49 for all series. Latest Radeon drivers tested: 13.1 for Radeon HD4000, 13.4 for Radeon HD5000 and above.

*Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT officially supported.

Watch Ubi’s latest boat heist trailer below, but bear in mind that the true cost of a pirate’s life might be an expensive upgrade to Windows 8. Is it worth it?

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