It’s been a while since any major video games have been released by any of the game studios but things are starting to ramp up as September approaches. Ubisoft has just released the PC specification requirements for their upcoming Splinter Cell: Blacklist stealth-adventure video game.
The minimum requirements are a dual core processor (ideally within the 2.13 to 2.80 GHz ballpark), 2 GB of RAM, a 512 MB DirectX 10 graphics card and 25 GB of disk space; which is essentially your average computer from 2008. If the actual performance of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed 3 and Far Cry 3 are anything to go by, don’t expect to be able to play the game at anything above low resolution and low frame rates if your PC just scrapes by the ‘minimum’ requirement of Splinter Cell: Blacklist.
Ubisoft’s recommended requirements are a quad core processor, at least 4 GB of RAM and a DirectX 11 graphics card; essentially a modern-day machine from anytime in the last 3 years. This will probably give you playable frame rates with graphics that equal or surpass that of current-gen console graphics (and the higher end your PC, the larger the difference)
Splinter Cell: Blacklist launches on August 20, 2013 for Windows PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U in North America while the game is set for an August 23 launch in Europe.