Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Assassin's Creed for PC - Hah... don't bother

Get a load of these system specs - 3GB of ram?!

In order to play this game properly, your PC MUST meet or exceed these minimum requirements:

Supported OS: Windows XP / Vista (only)

Processor: Dual core processor 2.6 GHz Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ or better recommended)

RAM: 2 GB (3 GB recommended)

Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 10.0–compliant video card or DirectX 9.0–compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (512 MB video card recommended) (see supported list)*

Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 or 10.0 compliant sound card (5.1 sound card recommended)

DirectX Version: DirectX 10.0 libraries (included on disc)

DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM dual-layer drive

Hard Drive Space: 12 GB

Peripherals Supported: Keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)

*Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
ATI RADEON X1300-1950 / HD 2000 / 3000 series
NVIDIA GeForce 6600-6800 / 7 / 8 / 9 series

Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.

NOTICE: This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some disc and virtual drives.

1 comment:

PPMcBiggs said...

Pffft. Everybody is freaking out about this. Big deal. I attribute the crazy specs to very poorly optimized code. This game was written for consoles first and todays consoles are a tremendous bit different from a PC. If you dont take the time to make the game utilize the PC better you are going to have some issues. If you are just looking to make as much cash as possible you just make the customer pick up the "code optimization" bill by buying a bigger box.

Simply a case of sloppy code. And besides the rather crazy ram specs not actually a very crazy box at all. In fact, the budget box at arstechnica exceeds all specs but ram for less than $800 INCLUDING 19" LCD. Throw in another $50 for 2 more gigs of ram and you are set.

I have seen lots of guys saying stuff like "This is why PC gaming is dead" or "This is why I gave up on PC gaming and went strictly console". I say that is fine, but obviously those guys dont realize that PC gaming has always been more expensive than console gaming. Us die hard PC guys are used to it. You console guys that are willing to put $400 to a console are kind of getting ripped off though in my opinion. For another $200 you could have a box that does everything your console does, and so much more. Too much to even scratch the surface of in a comment.