Assassin’s Creed 3: Meet or exceed these PC specs

Assassin’s Creed 3 is due for release on the PC on the 20th of November and we are concerned whether this edition will meet or exceed the specs. A recent announcement by Ubisoft confirms that although the game is to support Windows 8, it will not run on Windows XP, and the company has listed the minimum requirements.

A version for Windows 8 is on the cards and this is thought to be down to direct-X compatibilities. In relation to this CVG has listed the minimum requirements according to Ubisoft, with the supported operating systems highlighted. Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8 are documented and the Processor Specs are 2.66 GHz Intel Core2 Duo E6700 or 3.00 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or better. The RAM is 2 GB (4 GB recommended) and as far as the Video Card is concerned 512 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant with Shader Model 4.0 or higher. The Sound Card is DirectX 9.0c-compliant (5.1 surround sound recommended) and the Hard Drive Space 17 GB.

In an other Assassin’s Creed 3 report, Shack News talks about the ending sequence and lead writer Corey May has divulged more about the closure to Desmond’s story, along with some great twists. With no idea of what the future holds, he feels that this iteration could conclude the story even though there are still plenty of angles that can be taken due to the amount of seeds that have been planted. The end of this game will not just come out of the blue and there is plenty of build up as far as this aspect is concerned, because many fans have invested in the Desmond storyline expecting a few answers along the way.

With that in mind, there will not be a cliffhanger that gives gamers cause for concern, and the resolution is set against Connor’s story. The focus of this title will revolve around the Templars and Assassins, giving less cause for a feeling of patriotism, although plenty of conflicts will arise with the main protagonist. The game itself will host a variety of revelations and explanations throughout the journey and some grey areas will be focused on when it comes to the actual setting. His writing has given Connor his own identity although he will suffer similar personal tragedies to what were experienced with Ezio, and this refers more to the injustices that occur during this period. Although Ubisoft have not divulged much about Desmond’s story, there is an understanding that this is finally coming to an end.

At the beginning of the week, we highlighted the Assassin’s Creed 3 open-world map and the main areas involved are the streets of Boston and New York, as well as the naval battles and New England, so there is a notion that the map will be nothing like you have experienced in other AC titles. Before this, we also spoke about the possibility of Assassin’s Creed 3 and Liberation cross play and this has been suggested because of some new screenshots showing that the two titles will be more integrated than we expected. One of the images shows both Connor and Aveline fighting the enemy back-to-back giving us reason to believe there could be a relationship or partnership on the cards, but maybe this is just wishful thinking.

This could be a promotional aspect for both games, but the idea of playing with both protagonists in either version of the game would definitely make it an interesting prospect, especially for the future of the PS Vita. We now know that they will both meet in Liberation, yet not much more has been let out of the bag. What do you think about Desmond’s story drawing to a close? Alternatively, would you relish the choice of two protagonists in both games?