- Ubisoft revealed the PC system requirements for Assassin’s Creed Mirage, confirming that the game will continue pushing the envelope in terms of PC hardware demands.
- Assassin’s Creed Mirage will require a stronger PC rig compared to its predecessor, with upgraded component demands across nearly all performance categories.
- Mirage will be the first Assassin’s Creed game to insist on an SSD, reflecting the industry-wide trend of newer AAA games requiring solid-state disks for optimal performance.
Ubisoft revealed the PC system requirements for Assassin’s Creed Mirage, having done so some six weeks ahead of the game’s release. While Assassin’s Creed Mirage promises a return to the series’ roots, its newly shared specs list confirms it will also continue pushing the envelope in terms of PC hardware demands.
Assassin’s Creed titles have historically shipped with fairly high system requirements, which tend to go hand-in-hand with games that seek to pioneer new levels of graphical fidelity. Prior to today, that trend was most recently underlined by Assassin’s Creed Valhalla being one of the most demanding PC games of 2020.
Compared to its predecessor, Mirage will necessitate an even stronger PC rig in every respect but one, as its minimum system requirements still mandate only 8GB of RAM. But every other component demand from Ubisoft underwent an upgrade across all performance categories, with the GPU VRAM requirements going up by at least 2GB across the board. The newly shared PC specs list also reveals that Assassin’s Creed Mirage will need at least a 2017 mid-range CPU in the form of the Intel i5 8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage PC System Requirements
And though Ubisoft was already recommending SSDs for Valhalla, Mirage will be the first-ever Assassin’s Creed game to insist on one. While this doesn’t necessarily mean that the game will be impossible to run from a traditional HDD, the requirement confirms that Ubisoft won’t offer troubleshooting support for PC rigs without a solid-state disk.
Many recent AAA games like Starfield also launched with an SSD mandate since the turn of the year, so this particular condition isn’t exactly surprising. CDPR even upgraded the Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements back in June in order to stop supporting HDDs with its 2020 RPG, so PC gamers who haven’t yet accepted SSDs as the new normal are advised to do so.
Looking at the bigger picture, Assassin’s Creed Mirage won’t necessitate a more expensive rig than Valhalla did three years ago, as the differences in their system requirements are pretty uniform across the board and mostly reflect the gap in their release dates. For example, someone who bought or built a high-end gaming PC five years ago should still be able to hit 60 frames per second at a 1440p resolution with mostly maxed graphics settings. Ditto for anyone who recently spent around $1,000 on a mid-range gaming rig. The latest Nvidia and AMD GPUs aren’t even necessary for a 4K experience at 60fps, with the Ultra category of Mirage’s system requirements only listing 2020 hardware.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage releases October 5 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. An iPhone 15 Pro port is slated for early 2024.