Ubisoft has revealed ambitious PC specs for Assassin’s Creed Mirage, suggesting their return to series roots won’t compromise its cutting-edge technical demands. An accompanying trailer followed the announcement that can be viewed below.
The Assassin’s Creed franchise consistently pushes graphical boundaries, as evidenced by 2020’s system-punishing Valhalla. Now with a new protagonist in Basim, Mirage continues this trend, requiring upgraded components across the board, particularly more powerful CPUs and extra VRAM versus its predecessor.
The newly announced specs list an Intel i5 8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 CPU as minimum, confirming Mirage needs at least a mid-range 2017 processor. 8GB RAM remains sufficient, but storage is stricter – this title will be the first series entry mandating SSDs.
The Complete Assassin’s Creed Mirage PC Requirements
This SSD requirement echoes recent blockbusters like Starfield, as developers cease supporting old hard disk drives. Although running AC Mirage from a HDD might be possible, Ubisoft won’t offer technical assistance for those without solid-state storage.
Overall, the game’s demands reflect incremental advances since 2020’s Valhalla rather than a giant technical leap. Those with higher-end rigs built in the last 5 years should still hit 60fps at 1440p on near-max settings. Even 4K/60fps is achievable without the latest GPUs. This advance in gaming technology will be historic for the franchise going forward.
So while the stealth title continues the series’ reputation for pushing hardware, its requirements remain consistent with the passage of time since Valhalla. Players don’t need expensive new components solely for this release.
Demanding specs keep the series at the bleeding edge of fidelity, but risk leaving some behind. Ubisoft smartly avoids an exaggerated jump that would alienate players. This game walks the line between showcasing new visual capabilities and retaining accessibility.
Of course, SSDs are now non-negotiable. But transitioning the entire playerbase to faster storage was inevitable, as seen in Cyberpunk 2077’s HDD removal. Players yet to upgrade should heed SSDs becoming the new standard. The gameplay trailer provided stunning visuals when it was released a couple of months back and the final version should be even better.
With its blend of classic Creed and next-gen polish, early Mirage footage proves the PC version should satisfy both camps. Long-term fans can enjoy a nostalgic adventure without upgrading, while those seeking to flex new hardware get a gorgeous sandbox to do so.
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By keeping demands reasonable, not radical, Ubisoft shows care for the entire community. AC Mirage extends a hand to the past while gazing firmly into the future.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage arrives October 5th for Windows PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. A iPhone 15 Pro port will be out early 2024.
Source – Ubisoft
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