The launch date for the PC version of Assassin’s Creed III is about two months away, but the development team working on the game at publisher Ubisoft has revealed the kind of system that players will need to have in order to play the game.
The minimum system requirements are:
Windows Vista with SP2 or Windows 7 with SP1 or Windows 8
2.66 GHz Intel Core2 Duo E6700 or 3.00 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ processor or better
2 GB of RAM with a 4 GB recommended for better performance
512 MB DirectX 9.0c compliant video card with Shader Model 4.0 or better
DirectX 9.0c compliant sound card with a 5.1 surround sound system recommended
17 GB of free hard drive space for install
256 kbps or a faster broadband connection for multiplayer games
An Xbox 360 controller is recommended to control the game
The list of video cards that will be supported on launch includes:
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT / 9 / 100 / 200 / 300 / 400 / 500 / 600 series or better
AMD Radeon HD 3870 / 4000 / 5000 / 6000 / 7000 series or better
Ubisoft also says that it does not officially support the mobile versions of the same cards, but they may be able to run the game.
The lack of support might be a problem considering the increasing popularity of gaming while on the move.
Assassin’s Creed III
will be launched on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 on October 30 in North America and one day later in Europe.
The PC version will arrive three weeks after that and those who pick up the new Nintendo Wii U device will also be able to buy the game on launch, which means November 18 in North America, November 30 in Europe and eight days later in Japan.