Assassin's Creed Brotherhood finally has a PC release date, along with system specifications. Ubisoft sent word in a press release that the PC version will launch in North America on March 22, for all your stabby needs. This is a change from the previously announced March 17 date, which was a Thursday.
The standard release includes the game, both of the free multiplayer updates that came to consoles, and the recently announced Da Vinci Disappearance DLC for $49.99. It's available in both retail and digital formats. The Digital Deluxe edition, on the other hand, is only available digitally, but throws in two more multi-player characters, two single-player maps, one extra skin, and "additional multimedia content" for $59.99.
The announcement also included a new trailer, some PC screens, and the full system specs. Ubisoft also confirmed to Joystiq that the game will ditch the unpopular always-on DRM, instead opting for an initial log-in at the start.
Check the specs out after the break.
SUPPORTED OS: Windows XP (32-64 bits) /Windows Vista(32-64 bits)/Windows 7 (32-64 bits)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHZ or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4GHZ
RAM: 1.5 GB Windows XP / 2 GB Windows Vista - Windows 7
Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 9.0 compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (Nvidia 7900 256 MB or ATI Radeon X1950 256 MB)
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 compliant sound card
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0
DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM dual-layer drive
Hard Drive Space: 8 GB
Peripherals Supported: Keyboard, mouse, optional controller
* This product does not support Windows 98/ME/2000/NT
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or better
Video Card: GeForce 8800 GT or ATI Radeon HD 4700 or better
Sound: 5.1 sound card
Peripherals: Keyboard, mouse, joystick optional (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
ATI RADEON X1950, HD 2000/3000/4000/5000 series
NVIDIA GeForce 7/8/9/100/200 series
I don't think they are dropping their DRM, maybe they're just not mentioning it to get sales :P. According to the Ubisoft website you still need a constant internet connection to play the game, even in single player. And yes I know who isn't connected to the internet now-a-days BUT still I live in a farm area in the middle of no where. Where my connection is limited to crap internet. It's still a no buy for me Ubisoft :S
I think in this one you have to be online to start the game. And yes I know, I'd like to play some games on the go too but nu-uh.
if I remember correctly, it does not always need to be connected to the internet...it needs a connection every now and then to verify credentials or what not....but i was able to play AC2 in blackouts posts just fine for awhile...It may have changed though =/
ubisoft apparently confirmed this is the deal: http://www.joystiq.com/2011/02/22/ac-brotherhood-murders-always-on-drm-stalks-pc-on-march-22/
Yeah, this is a PR lie, which I wish Ubisoft would be held accountable for doing, but won't.
what is your basis for saying this is a lie?