PC owners will get to plunder the North Atlantic after all. Ubisoft announced today that Assassin’s Creed Rogue will be available for Windows on 10 March 2015. They’ve even added eye tracking into the game for some reason.
Asssassin’s Creed Rogue sees players tackling the adventures of Shay Patric Cormac as he leaves the Brotherhood and joins the Templars as an Assassin Hunter. The game begins during the Seven Years War and will take us to locales such as the North Atlantic, the Appalachian River Valley, and New York. Oh and we’re getting a ship outfitted for ice-breaking and narwhal hunting!
Rogue released on the same day as Assassin’s Creed Unity but most players preferred the former. While Unity’s launch problems played a role in its demise, the combination of story and gameplay made Rogue an enjoyable entry on its own merits. This was the first time we got to see events from the Templar perspective after all, although the teams did have to recycle assets from previous games.
As for that eye-tracking business, Ubisoft Kiev partnered with Tobii Tech to utilize the SteelSeries Sentry. In short, it just allows you to use expensive hardware so you can look to the edges of the screen and have the game pan indefinitely.
A Collector’s Bundle exclusive to the Uplay Shop and a Digital Deluxe are available for pre-order if you’re so inclined.
Minimum PC configuration
Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8/8.1 (64bit versions only)
Intel Core2Quad Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon II X4 620 @ 2.6 GHzH
nVidia GeForce GTS450 or AMD Radeon HD5670 (1024MB VRAM) or Intel HD4600
DirectX June 2010 Redistributable
Only required for the Disk installation ( 1 Dual Layer DVD )
DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest driver
Xbox 360 controller, Tobii EyeX Controller, SteelSeries Sentry
SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS AT TIME OF RELEASE:
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 or better, GeForce 500, 600, 700, 900 series
AMD Radeon HD 5670 or better, Radeon HD 6000, 7000, R7, R9 series
Intel HD4600, HD5200
Note: Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT officially supported.
[Source: UbiBlog, Press Release]