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Ubisoft has wrapped up development on their action-stealth game Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Now that the game is gold, they feel comfortable releasing the official system requirements for the PC version.
The system specs were released through Ubisoft's forums (via Blue's News). In that post, they point out that Steam's listed requirements were actually wrong. The game needs a processor of 2.13 GHz or higher, rather than 2.53 GHz. Here's the full list of requirements:
"We brought together an amazing team from across the industry who went all in to deliver the biggest game in the series," Parizeau told the website. "I know I speak on behalf of the entire team when I say we can’t wait to get the game into the hands of our fans.”
Now that Ubisoft Toronto has finished Blacklist, they'll presumably focus on Rainbow 6: Patriots. Patriots, a squad-based shooter, underwent numerous personnel and design changes since it was announced in 2011. Last we heard, Ubisoft had pushed the game into next-generation. If they're serious about reviving the Rainbow 6 series, I'd think that Ubisoft Toronto would be getting back to work on that game right away.
Blacklist continues the storyline of the Splinter Cell series. Covert agent Sam Fisher's previous employer, Third Echelon, is no more. He now leads a new organization called Fourth Echelon. The campaign was the subject of some early fan backlash due to the perceived focus on action and the new voice actor for Sam Fisher.
Long-time series fans may be happier about the multiplayer situation, though. For Blacklist, Ubisoft Toronto is bringing back the old Spies vs. Mercenaries modes. One team will play heavily armed soldiers and must guard objectives from a team of stealthy operatives.