Assassin’s Creed Rogue will be hunting its way to launch on PC on 10 March, complete with… eye-tracking technology.
Assassin’s Creed Rogue puts you in the treacherous shoes of Shay Patrick Cormac, an Assassin who betrays the Brotherhood and goes to work with the Templars as an Assassin Hunter, tracking down and killing his former colleagues. It’s set during the Seven Years War, and has Shay exploring various regions of North America and sailing the icy seas of the North Atlantic on his quest to kill a lot of people.
This is the one that was released on Xbox 360 and PS3 last year, but bizarrely, the big twist for the belated PC version is that it supports eye-tracking. If you have a SteelSeries Sentry which supports Tobii eye-tracking, then the game will keep an eye on your eyes. If you look to the right of the screen, the camera will automatically pan to accommodate your view. Which sounds like it could either be amazing or utterly, utterly horrible; I’d have to try it for myself to decide which, but I’m not buying one to find out. It sort of depends on how much that’ll horribly mess with your focus, really.
If you pre-order the game from the Uplay shop, you’ll receive your choice of one of seven Assassin’s Creed games for free. Pre-order a digital edition of the game and you’ll also get two bonus packs: the Siege of Fort de Sable and The Explorer. And, obviously, there’s a Collector’s Edition available, containing an artbook, three lithographs in an envelope, the game soundtrack, an additional single-player mission, and some extra armour and weapons.
10 March for Assassin’s Creed Rogue, if you fancy killing some Assassins instead of being one. Finally, the PC system requirements.
Minimum PC configuration
OPERATING SYSTEM: 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
VIDEO CARD: nVidia GeForce GTS450 or AMD Radeon HD5670 (1024MB VRAM) or Intel HD4600
DIRECT X®: DirectX June 2010 Redistributable
Only required for the Disk installation ( 1 Dual Layer DVD )
SOUND CARD: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest driver
HARD DISK: 11.4 GB
PERIPHERALS: Xbox 360 controller, Tobii EyeX Controller, SteelSeries Sentry
MULTIPLAYER: Not Available
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.
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.