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Ubisoft has revealed the minimum and recommended system requirements for Assassin's Creed Unity. From the look of them, you'll need a sturdy PC to run the game.
You're going to need at least 6GB of RAM and 50 gigs of free space to run Assassin's Creed Unity at a minimum. On top of that, you have to have a 64-bit operating system. Here are the full specs released by Ubisoft:
Minimum system requirements
Assassin's Creed Unity is also in development for the PS4 and Xbox One. It's the first game in the main series to not be released on Xbox 360 and PS3 as well. The step-up in system requirements isn't so surprising, then. Ubisoft didn't have to build Unity with 7-8 year-old consoles in mind so they can push the envelope a bit.
I'm interested to see the inevitable performance comparisons between the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions of the game. Ubisoft confirmed earlier this month that the PS4 and XB1 editions will both run at 900p and 30fps "to avoid all the debates and stuff." This announcement resulted in some backlash, with PS4 gamers accusing Ubisoft of downgrading their version of the game simply to create a false equivalency between the two console editions of the game.
“We realize we had also pushed for 1080p in some of our previous games, including AC4. But we made the right decision to focus our resources on delivering the best gameplay experience, and resolution is just one factor," Ubisoft said in their defense. "There is a real cost to all those NPCs, to all the details in the city, to all the systems working together, and to the seamless co-op gameplay. We wanted to be absolutely uncompromising when it comes to the overall gameplay experience. Those additional pixels could only come at a cost to the gameplay."
Will the PC version deliver those "additional pixels," then? I should hope so, considering the steep requirements of the game. It'd be kind of a waste if the PC version just had comparable performance to its console counterparts even on high-end systems. We'll find out one way or another when the game launches next month.