Early yesterday morning the specs for Assassin’s Creed III for the PC were announced. Now, before I get into the whole, I have to warn you that for the few gamers out there who still use Windows XP, it looks like you’ll be screwed if you want to play this game. That’s because like many other games at this time it’s only going to support Windows Vista and up.
Here are the minimum specs for the game. Keep in mind that this is JUST the minimum specs, so if you want to play the game on anything resembling “High” settings you’ll probably want to double up on the RAM and get yourself an i5 or AMD-equivalent processor:
Supported OS: Windows Vista (SP2) / Windows 7 (SP1) / Windows 8
Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core2 Duo E6700 or 3.00 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or better recommended
RAM: 2 GB (4 GB recommended)
Video Card: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant with Shader Model 4.0 or higher (see supported list)*
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compliant (5.1 surround sound recommended)
DVD-ROM: Dual-layer drive
Hard Drive Space: 17 GB
Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
Multiplayer: 256 kbps 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
Laptop versions of these cards may work, but are not supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.
Overall, they’re pretty standard requirements anymore. I do find it interesting however that it’s wanting a full 17 GBs of hard drive space, but hey, in this day and age of TB hard drives is it that big of a deal? And hey, don’t forget that Ubisoft has finally done away with the worst of its DRM: nowadays you’ll only have to activate your game online ONCE and then you’re good to go!