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Assassin's Creed Unity system specs are as steep as Notre Dame

Assassins Creed Unity

It’s going to be a cruel Christmas. Over in the console kingdom, developers have tired of pulling along owners of older machines, content to let customers slide backwards down the hill on their sleds if they won’t buy a new box. And in the PC province, system requirements have taken a sudden and uncomfortable lurch upwards, like so much rum butter in your oesophagus.

To Shadow of Mordor and The Evil Within add Assassin’s Creed Unity, which is calling for the head of your ageing graphics card to be separated from its body.

These specs come courtesy of Intra Games, a distributor working with Ubisoft Korea. The GPU requirements are particularly high - asking for a GTX 680 or Radeon HD 7970 as minimum, and 2GB of memory.

  • OS: Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8/8.1 (Only 64-bit support)
  • CPU: 

Minimum - Intel Core® i5-2500K @ 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz or above

Recommended - Intel Core® i7-3770 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz or above

  • RAM: 

Minimum - 6GB or above

Recommended - 8GB or above

  • GPU: 

Minimum - NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 or above

Graphic Memory minimum - 2GB

Recommended - NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 780 or AMD Radeon R9 290X or above

Graphic Memory Recommended - 3 GB

  • Sound Card: DX9.0c-compatible
  • HDD: above 50 GB
  • Multiplayer: 256 kbps Upload bandwidth or Higher

Maybe this is what we can expect from the new generation of cross-platform games unshackled by the consoles of old. Or perhaps Ubisoft are still getting their heads around what’s soldered to what in the new machines. What do you reckon?

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Jezcentral Avatar
3 Years ago

Just when companies thought they could start selling loads of games to loads of PC gamers, they find another way to stop those sales in their tracks.

Mind you, I'm good with these specs.

MrJinxed Avatar
3 Years ago

Yikes. Those are crazy specs...

I have an Intel i7 920, and that's older than the i5 2500k that's listed as minimum as it's an older gen.

I have 6gb RAM, so I should be good there.

I have a GTX 770, so I'm good there too.

I hope they lower those specs a bit on the CPU side of things.

Apocalypsy Avatar
3 Years ago

Wtf this is just insane. Such high system req in combination with Ubisoft's usual poor optimization will make the game unplayable for a lot of PC Gamers.

I'll be fine though.

1N07 Avatar
3 Years ago

We'll just have to hope this is at least partly bloated from the real requirements and is just a part of Unoptimizedsoft's plan to get people to buy more console versions...

Prime Avatar
3 Years ago

Yay more bloated requirements and no optimization

BuckNasty84 Avatar
3 Years ago

I flat-out fucking refuse to believe that this game needs a GTX 780, while looking the way it does in the demos.