Ubisoft confirms requirements for Assassin’s Creed: Unity.
Ubisoft confirms requirements for Assassin’s Creed: Unity
Since yesterday rumors about the possible official requirements of the new title of the saga circulated on the network Assassin’s creed. Apparently, the website of Intra Games, Ubisoft’s Korean distributor, would have lit the fuse by reviewing some rather surreal hardware requirements, which we detail below:
YOU: Windows 7 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz or AMD Athlon FX-8350 4.0 GHz
GPU RAM: 2GB
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970
HDD: 50GB Free Hard Drive SpaceDX: DirectX 11
Audio: DX 9.0c compatible card
On-line: 256 kbps or higher bandwidth
YOU: Windows 7 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
RAM: 8 GB
GPU RAM: 3GB
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon R9 290X
As you can see, these requirements are far from the equivalent in consoles, making only the minimum requirements leave most PC players without the possibility of enjoying the title and with hardware that crushes in performance to the new consoles.
It looks like, Ubisoft has confirmed that far from being a rumor, these will be the official requirements of the degree.
If in recent titles it is considered that the requirements have been increased as happened with “Ryse: Sons of Rome“or”The Evil Within“, which offer good performance on modest computers, it may not be the case in this case. We are used to Ubisoft offering us titles of dubious optimization (not to say null). It already happened at the time with the controversial one”Watch dogs“which offered quite questionable performance on PC hardware. Many of us thought Ubisoft would have learned from its mistake, but this news seems to indicate the opposite.
Regarding the graphic needs of the title, we can see that it does not ask for a very modest graphic: The minimum requirements speak of a GTX 680 / HD 7970, graphics with a performance very close to the GTX 770 / R9 280X more current, whose price is well above the 200 euros. As for those recommended, many of our eyes bleed when we see that nothing more and nothing less than one is needed. GTX 780, a top-of-the-range chart that easily meets and exceeds 400 euros. Total skid by Ubisoft in our opinion, especially compared to the graphic capacity of the “Next Gen” consoles.
As for processors, what is necessary is moderated, but not much more: At minimum they ask us for a i5-2500k / FX 8350, two processors not exactly lacking in power, and not lacking in price either: some 150 euros in the AMD option, and a few 180 euros Average on Intel option (Equivalent i5 series processor with equivalent performance). As for the recommended ones, we are surprised to see a processor of the i7 family, unusual because they are not the priority option in the “gaming” world, and nothing more and nothing less than a3770, processor that reaches 250 euros, and the AMD option, which is incredibly the same as the minimums, which is extremely strange.
All this makes us see that in order to properly enjoy the new title of our “friends” from Ubisoft we should spend an average of 550 euros only on the processor and graphics.
For a few months we have seen how Ubisoft He has been telling us and teaching us the benefits of his new title, such as recreation of Paris at 1: 1 scale, a huge amount of NPCs on screen, deep and powerful AI, impressive graphics … But that does not justify what it takes to run the game on the PC platform. Many believe that it is likely that it is not only a problem of optimization, but of inflated requirements, as was seen at the time in the two titles that we gave as an example in the news above. In any case, we will have to wait for new news from Ubisoft, or for the game’s premiere on November 13 and the first Benchmarks to ensure what has happened.
Do you think the requirements of the new Assassin’s Creed: Unity on PC are justified? Could this game be a strong push for the lack of optimization of many titles that we have been seeing in recent months? If someone has already reserved the game, do you have any idea to rethink it after seeing what you will need to play it? We await your opinions in the comments.
We leave you a gameplay of the game, probably the majority of PC players will be the only way to “enjoy” the title.