Assassin’s Creed Unity Released Today

Assassin’s Creed Unity, the historical action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft was released today. Presented as a fully “next-gen” experience for gamers, Assassin’s Creed Unity is the seventh major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, and the successor to 2013’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag with ties to 2014’s Assassin’s Creed Rogue.

The game is set within Paris during the French Revolution, the single-player story follows Arno Dorian in his efforts to expose the true powers behind the Revolution. As the assassin, players see every horrible and wonderful thing this city has to offer. Since the game story is about the French people during the revolution, according Ubisoft, it does not have a happy ending.

For the first time, the series will allow players to customize the character, adopting a skill tree that enables players to assign points earned through gameplay to improve their skills. Players will also be able to customize their weapons, armor and equipment to further complement their individual style of play. Assassin’s Creed Unity also introduces cooperative multiplayer to the series. Players can enter taverns, which act as social hubs in the game, where you can see if any friends are playing the game at the current time. They can also team up to tackle some of the game’s co-op missions.

acu 2

Below are the minimum and recommended PC specs to play, from IGN

Minimum PC Specs:

  • Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz or AMD Phenom II x4 940 @ 3.0 GHz processor
  • 6 GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 (2 GB VRAM) video card

Recommended PC Specs:

  • Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz or better processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon R9 290X (3 GB VRAM) video card

Additionally, the following requirements must be met:

  • Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit versions only)
  • DirectX Version 11
  • DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers
  • 50 GB available HDD space

The recommended PC specs are fairly high for this one – does your PC have what it takes to run ACU at max settings?

Photo, Source: Ubisoft