Gamers looking forward to the PC version of Assassin's Creed III can finally find out if their machine will live up to Ubisoft's standards. The publisher revealed the minimum system requirements for the game this week with a post on its customer support site (the post has since been removed).
According to Ubisoft, the following specifications will be required to run Assassin's Creed III on the PC:
Supported OS: Windows Vista (SP2)/Windows 7 (SP1) / Windows 8
Processor: 2.66GHz Intel Core2 Duo E6700 or 3.00GHz AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+ or better recommended
RAM: 2GB (4GB recommended)
Video card: 512MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant with Shader Model 4.0 or higher
Sound card: DirectX 9.0c-compliant (5.1 surround sound recommended)
DVD-ROM: Dual-layer drive
Hard drive space: 17GB
Peripherals supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
Multiplayer: 256Kbps or faster broadband connection
Supported video cards at time of release:
AMD Radeon HD 3870 / 4000 / 5000 / 6000 / 7000 series or better
Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT / 9 / 100 / 200 / 300 / 400 / 500 / 600 series or better
Ubisoft also noted that laptop versions of these cards may work, but are not officially supported.
With Ezio's story wrapping up in Assassin's Creed: Revelations, the latest instalment in the series will shift its focus to a different protagonist. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's review of Assassin's Creed: Revelations.