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Ubisoft sends along system requirements and other relevant details about the Windows edition of Far Cry 3
, the upcoming first-person shooter sequel. This includes three sets of specs (minimum, recommended, and hi-performance) as well as details on DRM, which, following recent indications
, does not require a persistent internet connection, just a one-time online activation. Here's word:
Jump into an optimal Far Cry 3 experience with three sets of specs for a vast array of machines:
DirectX9c graphics card with 512MB Video RAM
Dual core CPU
Example minimum 1 (NVidia/Intel)
Intel Core2 Duo E6700
Example minimum 2 (AMD)
AMD Radeon HD2900
AMD Athlon64 X2 6000+
DirectX11 graphics card with 1024MB Video RAM
Quad core CPU
Example recommended 1 (NVidia/Intel)
Intel Core i3-530
Example recommended 2 (AMD)
AMD Radeon HD5770
AMD Phenom II X2 565
Latest DirectX11 graphics card
Latest quad core CPU
Example hi-performance (NVidia/Intel)
Intel Core i7-2600K
Example hi-performance (AMD)
AMD Radeon HD7970
AMD Bulldozer FX4150
A one-time activation of Far Cry 3 for PC is performed via Uplay PC. An internet connection is required for this one-time activation process. Once activated, the game can be played online to enjoy new social features in single player and multiplayer, such as Friends, Party and Chat, or switched to offline mode in the Uplay PC settings menu for a single player experience without broadband connection.
Far Cry 3 is scheduled to release in North America on December 4, 2012 for Windows® PC, the Xbox 360® and the Sony PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
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||Re: Far Cry 3 DRM Details, Specs
||Sep 26, 2012, 02:51
Matshock wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 22:58:
Jerykk wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 21:50:
Matshock wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 16:36:
Amazon is listing $60 for digital. I see Dell is doing $50 though.
Amazon was at 50 for XCOM EU DVD for a while then went to 60.
Pricing is all over the place for preorders these days.
The deluxe edition of FC3 is $60. Regular is $50. XCOM DVD is $60 because it has a bunch of physical goodies included. Digital download is $50.
I get all that- let's set aside XCOM.
a) charging $60 for digital delivery
b) withholding actual value content (missions, weapons) from the $50 boxed set that PC gamers don't want as a release product anyway AND it costs UBI more to deliver
They're pushing to $60.00- that's obvious. They're being half-assed about it like they are about their DRM.
If they push a non-deluxe digital version I'll retract but right now they're pushing $60.
Non-deluxe digital version
Or you can just buy the download version directly from Ubisoft: $50 Far Cry 3 digital download from Ubisoft store
I dislike Ubisoft as much as the next PC gamer but you really should do some degree of research before posting tirades.
Anywho, it's not exactly a secret that publishers are starting to abandon physical PC games in the U.S. A lot of games are digital-only these days, like Sleeping Dogs, Dark Souls, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, etc. A big reason for PC gaming's resurgence is the higher profit margin and long-term sales that digital distribution offers.
This comment was edited on Sep 26, 2012, 03:02.