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Assassin's Creed: Rogue - PC release date, specs and eye-tracking feature announced

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Ubisoft announced that Assassin's Creed: Rogue will release on PC on March 10. The PC version will include ground-breaking eye-tracking technology that will create an “infinite screen” experience. Before we get to the juicy bits, let's take a look at the PC requirements.

Minimum and recommended specs:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8/8.1 (64bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core2Quad Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon II X4 620 @ 2.6 GHzH
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTS450 or AMD Radeon HD5670 (1024MB VRAM) or Intel HD4600
  • Hard Drive: 11.4 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers
  • Peripherals: Xbox 360 controller, Tobii EyeX Controller, SteelSeries Sentry
  • Additional Notes: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse required, optional controller

Supported video cards:

  • 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

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Eye tracking as a component of gameplay

"The Assassin’s Creed Rogue PC development team in Kiev have partnered with Tobii Tech to integrate eye tracking input as a component of gameplay. This is the first game of this scale to offer this entirely new, complementary input to the keyboard and mouse. Players using the SteelSeries Sentry (with Tobii eye tracking) when playing Assassin’s Creed Rogue will experience true gaming immersion: as the player looks to the left or right of the screen, the camera will pan to accommodate the exploration of this new visual territory, creating an “infinite screen” experience."

More about the SteelSeries Sentry

"Sentry and its Game Analyzer are the essential tools that study your gameplay, provide feedback, and ultimately make you a better player. Three infrared microprojectors scan your eyes 50 times per second, tracking and recording key performance metrics for your analysis. This allows you to improve your game and benchmark your stats against those of your friends and your favorite pros." 

  • Multidimensional Movement -- using traditional controls to shoot in one direction while using the player’s gaze to focus and throw an object, such as a grenade, in another.
  • Eye Contact -- characters in the game react based on eye contact from the player, just as they would in real life.
  • Immersive Graphics and Sound -- environmental elements of the game react with animation or sound based on eye contact from the player.
  • Precision - Three infrared microprojectors scan the eyes 50 times per second to track and record exactly where you’re looking with insane precision.

Read more about the SteelSeries Sentry here.

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Big pre-order bonuses

"Pre-order the digital version of Assassin’s Creed Rogue – standard or deluxe, which contains extra in-game content like a new mission and new weapons and outfits – from the Uplay Shop and you will receive two bonus packs: The Siege of Fort de Sable and The Explorer. Those who pre-order will also get one of six bonus Assassin’s Creed games of their choosing.

A Collector’s Bundle is also available for Assassin’s Creed Rogue PC, exclusively on Uplay Shop. It includes a collector’s box, an artbook, 3 lithographs in an envelope and the original game soundtrack. Players will also get access to one extra single player missions and additional items such as armour and weapons!"

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Suffer the brotherhood’s betrayal

"Developed by Ubisoft Sofia, in collaboration with Ubisoft’s Singapore, Montreal, Quebec, Chengdu, Milan and Bucharest studios, Assassin’s Creed Rogue takes players to new adventures with Shay Patrick Cormac, a member of the Brotherhood who becomes an Assassin Hunter. Starting in 1752, Assassin’s Creed Rogue is set during the Seven Years War and gives players new locations across North America to explore, including the frozen North Atlantic, the Appalachian River Valley and New York. As Shay Patrick Cormac, players suffer the brotherhood’s betrayal and experience the Assassin’s Creed universe through the eyes of a Templar. Ubisoft Kiev adapted Assassin’s Creed Rogue for Windows PC.

The acclaimed naval components from previous Assassin’s Creed games have been enhanced in Assassin’s Creed Rogue. The game also gives players new weapons to use on both land and sea in pursuit of taking down the Assassins, including a new ship called the Morrigan."

Sources: GameSpot, UbiBlog, SteelSeries

 

Assassin's Creed: Rogue is also available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. You can check out our review here. Pre-order Rogue for PC here.

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