Update: Ubisoft has since confirmed that PC owners wanting to play Assassin’s Creed Unity should have at least a GTX 680/ Radeon HD 7970 GPU and an Intel Core i5 2500K/ AMD FX-8350 CPU. a 64-bit OS is also required. Also, laptop GPUs aren’t “officially supported”. It is still recommended that you own at least a GTX 780 or an AMD R9 290X along with an Ivy-bridge Intel Core i7 3770 CPU.
The official Assassin’s Creed Unity PC specification requirements may have leaked and they are pretty high. Minimum CPU and GPU requirements may restrict the game to those who built a fairly high end PC sometime in the last two years. Minimum CPU requirement features Intel’s Sandy Bridge Core i5 2500K or an AMD FX-8350. The recommended CPU is an Ivy-bridge Intel Core i7 3770.
PC owners will need at least 6GB of RAM, a trend that began to surface just last year. On the GPU side of things a GTX 680 or Radeon HD 7970 are the minimum while the recommended GPUs include a GTX 780 or R9 290x. The game will also require 50GB of free hard drive space. The overly high minimum Processor and Graphics Card requirements restrict the game to those who built fairly high end PCs sometime since 2012.
This information came from IntraGames, the South Korean publisher for Assassin’s Creed Unity amongst other Ubisoft titles. The publisher has since taken these system requirements down but not before NeoGAF got a good look. The game is due to come out in a few weeks time so Ubisoft should be revealing the system requirements any day now.
Do note that this is based on speculation, Ubisoft has yet to comment on the specification reveal or officially announce anything. While these requirements are fairly high and limiting, they don’t contain a ridiculous VRAM requirement, which is a nice change of pace since recently games like Shadow of Mordor and The Evil Within have demanded up to 6GB.
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KitGuru Says: It’s possible that Ubisoft has completely overshot the requirements to avoid having to test or optimize for lower end hardware, or it could mean that Assassin’s Creed Unity will be pushing current PC technology pretty hard and making some pretty nice graphical advances. However, considering the publisher’s recent comments regarding PC development and optimization, the latter seems unlikely. What do you guys think of this? Does your rig meet the minimum requirements? A Sandy-bridge Core i5 and a GTX 680 seems a bit excessive for bare minimum requirements.