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Assassin's Creed Rogue coming to PC on March 10, and with eye-tracking support

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Ubisoft is bringing Assassin's Creed Rogue, which was released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in November, to Windows PC on March 10, the publisher announced today.

In Assassin's Creed Rogue, players assume the role of a Templar named Shay Patrick Cormack who becomes an Assassin Hunter. The game takes place in North America during the Seven Years War and sees the return of naval-based combat from Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag.

Ubisoft Kiev is adding something new to the Windows PC version of Rogue: eye-tracking. The dev team has partnered with eye-tracking firm Tobii Tech to integrate their technology into Assassin's Creed Rogue, adding a new form of input that's complementary to keyboard and mouse controls. Owners of the SteelSeries Sentry eye-tracking hardware will be able to pan the game's camera left and right via eye movement. Ubisoft says this creates "an 'infinite screen' experience."

PC gamers who pre-order Assassin's Creed Rogue through Ubisoft's Uplay will get one of seven Assassin's Creed games for free: Assassin's Creed 3, Freedom Cry, Liberation, Revelations, Brotherhood Deluxe, 2 Deluxe or the original Assassin's Creed.

The publisher also announced the system requirements for Assassin's Creed Rogue's PC version. Here are the "minimum and recommended" PC specs:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8/8.1 (64bit versions only)
  • CPU: Intel Core2Quad Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon II X4 620 @ 2.6 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Video card: nVidia GeForce GTS450 or AMD Radeon HD5670 (1024MB VRAM) or Intel HD4600
  • DirectX: DirectX June 2010 Redistributable
  • DVD-ROM drive: Only required for the Disk installation ( 1 Dual Layer DVD )
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest driver
  • Hard drive: 11.4 GB

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.