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Far Cry 3 DRM Details, Specs

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:

Minimum Specs
DirectX9c graphics card with 512MB Video RAM
Dual core CPU
4GB Memory

Example minimum 1 (NVidia/Intel)
NVidia GTX8800
Intel Core2 Duo E6700

Example minimum 2 (AMD)
AMD Radeon HD2900
AMD Athlon64 X2 6000+

Recommended Specs
DirectX11 graphics card with 1024MB Video RAM
Quad core CPU
4GB Memory

Example recommended 1 (NVidia/Intel)
NVidia GTX480
Intel Core i3-530
Example recommended 2 (AMD)
AMD Radeon HD5770
AMD Phenom II X2 565

Hi-Performance Specs
Latest DirectX11 graphics card
Latest quad core CPU
8GB Memory

Example hi-performance (NVidia/Intel)
NVidia GTX680
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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26. Re: Far Cry 3 DRM Details, Specs Sep 26, 2012, 13:08 Matshock
 
Jerykk wrote on Sep 26, 2012, 12:33:
*shrugs*

I really didn't think it was hard to find the $50 digital download on Amazon and the Ubisoft store. Took all of one minute.

But yes, Ubisoft does want you to buy the $60 version. If they didn't, they wouldn't have made it. Same thing applies to every other game these days since they all have deluxe editions, as well as pre-order bonuses. FC3's deluxe edition is cheaper than the norm, since most cost $70+.

Online marketing is one of my bags, what UBI is basically doing is:

a) push marketing the $60 PC version- look what happens when you search "far cry 3 pc" on Amazon-

Amazon Search

From that list it looks like you can either get a $60 digital copy or a $50 DVD- this is what got me.

b)using the $50 digital order as a catch for people who are digging for bargains and

c) trying to punish the folks from b) by withholding actual game content from the $50 product and thereby pushing again the $60 product

There's going to be some slip and slide between the channels in this strategy which is what happened to you, which is why IMO this is a convoluted and half-assed strategy.

This comment was edited on Sep 26, 2012, 13:22.
 
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