Assassin’s Creed: Origins – System Requirements Revealed

Assassin’s Creed: Origins is scheduled to launch on October 27th worldwide and will be available on all major platforms. The reputation of PC ports across the gaming industry has taken a hit in the past few years, with some notable disasters. Bright spots like the Destiny 2 PC beta, however, prove that it is possible to create a well-performing PC version alongside its console brethren. Ubisoft is looking to deliver with the PC version of Assassin’s Creed: Origins and has released the system requirements today.

System Requirements

The following provide a guideline to what components your PC should contain. According to Ubisoft, meeting the minimum requirements should allow the game to run at 720p on the low video setting. The recommended requirements will allow use of the high video setting at 1080p.

Minimum Configuration

OS Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
CPU Intel Core i5-2400s @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX-6350 @ 3.9 GHz or equivalent
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD R9 270 (2048 MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)

Recommended Configuration

OS Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
CPU Intel Core i7- 3770 @ 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD R9 280X (3GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)

The Importance of PC

The Assassin’s Creed franchise has had its issue on PC. Anyone remember the Assassin’s Creed: Unity debacle at launch? Considering this history, Ubisoft is making every effort to ensure that Origins will be a successful title on the PC platform.

“The PC platform overall is really important to us,” Araiza said, “that is why the PC version was developed in parallel with all the other versions by the main team in Montreal, in collaboration with our PC-dedicated team in Ubisoft Kiev. This approach was adopted while the game features were being designed, making PC and mouse-and-keyboard controls a full part of the equation from the get-go.”

Those running on the minimum recommended hardware, Araiza says, will be able to run the game at 720p at 30 frames per second (FPS) using the game’s auto-detect presets. Meanwhile, players with more powerful PCs will, depending on their hardware, “have the possibility of running 4K at 30 FPS or higher, or running standard resolutions such as 1080p or 1200p at higher than 30 FPS.”

Those are all the things a gamer wants to hear, and we look forward to trying it for ourselves in a just a couple of weeks. Hopefully we’ll be able to report back that petting cats at 1440p and 60+ FPS is as amazing as it sounds in my head.