Ubisoft today released the official minimum and recommended system requirements for Assassin's Creed II, in addition to confirming a March 16 release date for the PC version.
Excellent news, been waiting for this annoucement for months. Cant wait to see this game running on max settings [email protected] :P
Don't understand why people even bother with these requirements as most PC gamers would know they don't mean squat when your looking to run the game on high settings at a decent resolution.
The minimal requirements are about the equivalent to consoles. The recommended are what is what you need to max it at the same resolution. Does that help?
That's cool to hear. Will the PC version include the "DLC" that was taken out of the console version of the games?
Disappointing how the PC gamers are treated second rate still, so many months after the console release. I would be most interested to see if ubisoft manage any sort of DX11 implementation, however after the debacle that was Dx10.1 in assassins creed they might be avoiding that sort of controversy altogether
The reason the usually delay PC releases is to help prevent piracy. They figure if the person really wants the game, they can pay extra and play it on consoles day and date. If they release the game the same day as the consoles, that potential pirate will just download it for free on launch day. I'm sorry many of or fellow gamers pirate PC games. But on the bright side you get to pay $10 less and play the game maxed out (potential). I hate pirates.
They gonna release a Benchmark for this sometime soon? I ran the first game at Max settings with ~45-60 frames on average, but still I'd like to just see it. My rig BTW: -Intel C2D E8400 OC'd @ 3.6ghz (air) -Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 C216 SC edition -6gb DDR3 @ 1333hz -780i FTW Mobo
your rig should easily max it out. i think a 8800gtx could run this game near max, and thats 3years old
late POS and better games to pay for but for $20-$30 i would think of getting it
Where are the PC haters now. I have an 8800 gtx which is a 5 year old card and according to those requirements it will max it. No need to spend 1000$ on upgrades every year as those highly intellectual people have claimed
Its a bit of a double edged sword i feel. Console domination has ensured ports do not have steep requirements, they are built for the console first after all. On the other hand, they are restraining the advancement of games to match the now far advanced capabilities of modern PC hardware. Still i think most people that bought an 8800GTX three years ago when it arrived and have yet to upgrade will not be complaining...
@led: Yep. That simple correlation always gets glossed over somehow... I for one don't like buying these better-late-than-never PC releases. So I'll skip.
well that is exactly what has happened.. games are now designed with console hardware in mind. which is why progress in graphics has come to a halt, pc hardware no longer needs upgrades. in a way nvidia and ati shot themselves by supporting consoles, they did get sales in the short term, however it botched their long term. previously advances in games were happening.. which ment new gpus and cpus would be needed.. this is no longer the case, Anyone with a dual core setup with a 8800gtx could be gaming at 1080p today. What makes the matter worse for nvidia and ati is that once a console is purchased it no longer needs replacement for 7 odd years. just for 50-60million chips sold on the xbox and ps3 put together they messed up the main market the PC. Look at the rumors now where nvidia is thinking of abandoning the hi end market all together, we sure can expect ati to stop making any progress if this happens. sad part about all of this is, console gamers think they have got a bargain with the consoles (no more hardware upgardes, while the same has become true for the PC) difference is consoles quickly become very expensive compared to PC due to how much the console games cost, expensive hardware accessories, charges to go online, patches now called dlcs.
The 8800GTX has launched in 2006-11-08. Its 3 years old not 5. Its a excellent card.
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