The PC gaming market undoubtedly takes a back seat to consoles these days, and Ubisoft and the latest Sam Fisher adventure, “Splinter Cell: Conviction” is no different. Most of the game’s marketing effort has been placed on its Xbox 360 brother.
But the game is coming to PC and its PC system requirements surfaced today. They aren’t too show stopping.
* Supported OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
* Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core2 Duo or 2.4 GHz AMD Athlon X2 64
* RAM: 1.5 GB Windows XP / 2 GB Windows Vista, Windows 7
* Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c–compliant video card (512 MB recommended) (see supported list*)
* Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c–compliant sound card
* DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
* DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM drive
* Hard Drive Space: 10 GB
* Peripherals Supported: Mouse, keyboard, headset, 12-button gamepads with analog sticks
* Internet Connection: Broadband Internet connection
*Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
* NVIDIA GeForce 7800 / 7900 / 8 / 9 / GTX series
* ATI RADEON X1800 / X1900 / HD 2000 / HD 3000 / HD 4000 / HD 5000 series
* Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.
Note: A permanent high speed internet connection and creation of a Ubisoft account are required to play this video game at all times and to unlock exclusive content. Such content may only be unlocked one single time with a unique key. You must be at least 13 to create a Ubisoft account.
What’s unfortunate is Ubisoft’s digital rights management system, which kicks users out of their games if their Internet connection drops. Ouch.
On a better note, a demo for the title hit Xbox Live today.