Here's Some Real Screenshots & Video From Assassin's Creed III On PC. Is It Worth The Wait?

I'm playing Assassin's Creed: Revelations on PC right now, actually (as a refresher), and even a year on I'm shocked by how much better it looks than the console versions. Even though I shouldn't be.

The cleaner models are nice, sure, but it's the draw distance that really sets the PC version apart. So I've been curious to see how the PC edition of Assassin's Creed III, due out this week, looked.

Well, if this video and screens are anything to go by, it looks great.

WARNING: The video and screens show portions of the game not seen in pre-release coverage, so some may consider them spoilers.

Reddit user Taos has bought an early copy of the game, and to help the rest of us out has posted some screenshots and videos of the game in action. For reference, the images you'll see here are on the game's "high" settings, while Taos' rig is apparently:


Intel Core i7 920


Found PC version of Assassin's Creed 3 out early and was able to play immediately. Ubisoft really backed down on the DRM. [Reddit]



    Seems like I picked the right platform this time around...

    Kinda cute how he's trying to play with a keyboard.

      I really love how the Xbox controller just works with most PC games these days because using a keyboard for a game like this really would suck.

    PC is king and it will forever be king, even when this new batch of consoles come out next year or the year after, because PC is always ahead. Not to say the games on the next consoles will look terrible, but I think you know what I mean. I think if games can sell 10 million like Diablo 3 as one example, then pirating is a dead argument for developers not to better support PC. You just have to make you're game better, and people will buy it. Developers miss out on so much potential when they half-ass their PC support. Mods are the future and most of the time they are a free way to increase the longevity for their two cents.

      I think you may see a year or two after the release of the next gen consoles where they are ahead of PC (well, the average gaming PC) in power. They have to make a machine that will still be relevant in 5 years time, and so they invest in the most powerful, advanced stuff they can find or make, and sell it at a loss for the first year or so. PC will catch up of course, it always does, but I'd like to see the consoles ahead at launch, otherwise for the rest of that generation the PC will be getting cross-platform games that don't fully take advantage of its power.

        Unless of course you're Nintendo, in which case you simply match the power of the last generation, slap a new gimmick on it and call it a day.

        Last edited 20/11/12 1:22 pm

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