Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Won't Have Always-On DRM

With the March 22 PC release date announcement of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood also comes news that the always-on Digital Rights Management (DRM) won't be used with the game. Ubisoft also revealed a digital "Deluxe" edition and laid out there recommended PC specifications.

The DRM on Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood will not require a constant Internet connection, instead the game will check into Ubisoft's servers once upon start up. The DRM was a problem before because if you ever lost the connection to their servers while playing the game it would suddenly be paused. Ubisoft has also addressed this issue on some of their older games as previously reported.

The PC version will include the soon to be released Da Vinci Disappearance as well as Animus Update 1.0 and 2.0. It will be available for $50 in retail and as a digital download. Ubisoft will also release a Digital Deluxe Edition which will include everything in the $50 version of the game along with 2 multiplayer characters, 2 singleplayer maps, 1 skin, and some multimedia content. This version of the game will be download-only and will cost you $60. All versions of the game will be available on March 22.

If you're considering buying Brotherhood check out the specs below:
Minimum Configuration:
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 (see supported list)
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

Recommended Configuration:
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

AC: Brotherhood murders always-on DRM, stalks PC on March 22 Via Joystiq

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