When it comes to pure vision, the limits of current technology should never be a stopping point. And when it comes to research and development, system requirements are rarely part of the initial discussion. That was a sentiment expressed by Associate Producer Sylvain Trottier in a recent media interview, in which he was speaking purely about R&D environment during the early days working on Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. In the interview, he expressed that during the R&D phase, optimization isn’t the focus. Instead, it’s about seeing what you can do – and if you can’t pull it off with the tools at hand, you simply add in a bigger GPU. This statement was then re-quoted out of context, making it appear that we don’t focus on PC optimization.

Rest assured, that is decidedly not the case.

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag

PC optimization is a key process for all our games, and Black Flag is no exception.

But, as with all development, those gorgeous next next-gen effects – like the billowy clouds of volumetric fog that flood your screen when you blast away with your cannons while at sea – were initially dreamed up in an unfettered R&D environment. “You want to push the particle and lighting effects to the max to see how it looks,” Trottier says. “Thing is, while you’re doing that, the performance doesn’t matter. We were doing R&D. But we weren’t doing R&D for performance. We’re doing R&D to try to see how far we can push the limits, to make our game look very amazing.”

Only afterward did the team start to figure out how to make this actually work on next-gen and PC. “This is where the optimization phase starts,” Trottier explains. “And we started doing optimization on PC first.”

Why PC first? Three reasons. One is logistical: every team member has a PC at their desk, and the engineers are most familiar (at least during these early days of next-gen) with the PC environment. Trottier also mentions that the team is stacked with “brilliant engineers” who are constantly reading white papers and staying on top of PC development, and they’re always eager to try out new tricks and techniques that could benefit the game.

Also noteworthy: both of the next-gen consoles are very similar to PCs, so any learnings from PC optimization can be readily applied to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If, say, the team finds a way to shave 50% off the GPU burden for a particular effect, they can then expect a roughly equivalent savings on both next-gen consoles, and they can be confident in their ability to apply those savings. “It’s not 100% linear, but at least it gives you an order of magnitude,” Trottier notes.

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag

Finally, our developers and engineers are, simply put, PC fans. They know PC is an important platform and stand behind it. They want to make the game just as great on PC as it is on consoles. That’s why Ubisoft has a team dedicated solely to building the PC version of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, working on everything from the UI to the controls to wide range of settings encountered in PC gaming. “It’s absolutely not true that we don’t care about PC optimization,” Trottier says. “If we didn’t care about PC optimization, then we would not have such a big team in Kiev. We have a team dedicated just to the PC version in Kiev.”

“We are very proud of the PC version of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag,” Trottier continues. “The game runs well on low-end PCs, and lots of additional features were added for higher-end machines, allowing each and every customer to fully enjoy the experience on their PCs. Our partnership with Nvidia that saw our respective engineering teams work together to develop a highly optimized PC version also demonstrates our commitment to the platform.” Trottier also points to the additional PC features that were implemented, including: keyboard and mouse optimized control, three-screen support, and unique effects and technologies, including NVIDIA HBAO+ (occlusion), NVIDIA PCSS, NVIDIA TXAA and NVIDIA GPU-accelerated PhysX in an upcoming patch. And, of course, there’s higher resolution support, including 4K support. “If you can see our game run at 4k resolution on PC, it’s magical. It’s beautiful,” Trottier smiles.

For the PC system requirements, please see: Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Out Now on Xbox One and PC

Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag

Assassin's Creed® IV Black Flag

Release date — October 29, 2013
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.

ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood, Sexual Themes, Violence, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol
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  1. Ryan on November 22, 2013
    What can you say really? Ubisoft games have always looked awesome on PC. I cannot fault them at all. I would love to see AC4 running in 4k. Must be amazing.Keep the awesomness Ubi!
    • Vitor Kuhlmann on November 26, 2013
      Assasin's Creed IV: ONLY LAG!
    • on December 12, 2013
      You can not be serious. You can really not be serious. Are you serious?
  2. Jake on November 22, 2013
    Black Flag PC System Requirements Recommended configuration Operating System: Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8 (both 32/64bit versions) Processor: Intel Core i5 2400S @ 2.5 GHz or AMD Phenom II x4 940 @ 3.0 GHz or better RAM: 4GB or more Video card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 or AMD Radeon HD 5850 (1024MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0) or bettermy system: Win7 x64 i5 4670 3.4Ghz 12GB DDR3 RAM HD7750 1GBthen why o why does AC4 run like crap on my PC?
    • John on November 22, 2013
      Your 7750 is holding you back. The 5850 is an older card than yours, but is actually more powerful. Your 7750 will definitely play AC4, but you will not be able to play it at "max" settings. You will be looking at medium-high depending on your resolution.
    • TakaFuji on November 28, 2013
      Agree with John, Radeon 5850 much powerful compare to your 7750 even it an old card.
    • Austin on January 4, 2014
      I have 16gb of DDR3 RAM, intiel core i7 and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 and it runs like crap on my computer.
      • Nick Preveza on January 12, 2014
        I have 8GB ram , intel 17 3770k and a gtx 680 . Though , it runs at 22-30 fps at max setting , while only on the lowest setting is playable . Cmon ! My system can run BF4 on ultra with no problems ! This is not optimization , this is bullshit . My pc is more powerfull than the next gen console , but NOOOO i cant run a game with not so great graphics after all ...
  3. Aaron on November 22, 2013
    What about AMD card users? A lot of us are experiencing problems, did the team also worked with AMD cards? Most importantly, are you leaving the game as it is or will we bee seeing optimization patches in the near future? Even on the lowest settings I am still barely hitting the 30 fps... when I could play all the past AC games on high on a steady 50-60 fps
    • Brandon on November 23, 2013
      I've got an AMD 280x and this game ran wonderfully on it.
    • TakaFuji on November 28, 2013
      What is your AMD card bro?
  4. Justin on November 22, 2013
    I could run AC3 beautifully, and I loved every moment of it, but AC4 doesnt even come close to the same level of performance, even on the lowest settings. I hope the development and optimization doesnt stop here
  5. Darcy on November 22, 2013
    I have this product from Steam. I have played all of the previous AC games, and loved them. I was dying to start this one, and guess what? It is unplayable. My frame rate is ridiculously low with all graphics options set to minimum levels. The jerking even carries through in cut scenes. I've played the game for 20 minutes. It is a MAJOR disappointment, especially considering, being a big fan of the game, I splurged and bought it on pre-order through Steam. My specs are fine, and the same as they were for the last two games.What is UbiSoft going to do for all the dissatisfied customers? There are dozens of people on the Steam forums complaining of the EXACT same problems I am having.
  6. turkeybutt on November 22, 2013
    I pirated it a week ago and had no issues running it. If only you dweebs would have released it for PC at the same time as consoles you might have gotten money for it.
    • Ozone on November 23, 2013
      This made me laugh so hard XDDD
  7. Chris James on November 22, 2013
    If you care so much for PC optimization how come AC3 is still unoptimized, the game is still a disaster. So you just decided not to optimize AC3 and focus on AC4, what happens if you don't finish optimizing AC4 by the time AC5 comes out are you just going to drop it like AC3? What about all the PC gamers with poorly running AC3 copies what about them huh?
    • Ithilian on November 22, 2013
      You know you should wait until you're a bit older before you start typing.
    • BolZ on November 23, 2013
      Of course, like they did every year (and because of this i HATE so much annual release of AC games) Mmh, optimization is important for Ubi? Like in AC3 or Future Soldier?? Mmmhhh... I prefer that Kiev will be closed!!
  8. Jim on November 22, 2013
    If they care so much about pc and its their favorite platform why the hell is Uplay so shitty?
  9. Ondrej on November 22, 2013
    You say you care about PC platform yet many fundamental features are missing from the PC version. You have vertical synchronization but even when it is off, framerate is limited to 62-63 FPS. There are many users with 120Hz monitors and it seems you don't care about any of them.You have support for multi-monitor systems yet even with ultra widescreen resolution you've chosen to letterbox every aspect ratio but 16:9. AC3 didn't have this problem, AC4 do.In AC4 you have first person sections. Every PC fan (as you all in Ubisoft claims to be) know about importance of customizable field of view. Many players, including myself, will experience nausea and dizziness when playing these scenes because AC4 field of view is set to consoles and too narrow for PC players sitting just meter from the monitor. And please do not use "artistic vision" excuse. Field of view is technical property, always was.You allow players to configure keyboard and mouse but some keys cannot be assigned. Mouse movement has positive mouse acceleration in third person mode and negative acceleration when aiming with a gun, how can players achieve precision, when every move is different then the last one? Mouse and keyboard controls are fundamental for PC players and yet you seems to lack basic understanding how it should work.This is your sixth AC title on the PC and I still feel you don't care one bit.
  10. Arthur on November 22, 2013
    I just hope some patches will fix performance issues. Well I do not agree with everyone blaming Ubisoft for Sylvain Trottier's last quote. But I could blame them for the "AC IV will be better optimized than AC III" quote. I had between 40 and 60 fps maxed out on the previous episode. Now I get 20/30 fps, not maxed out (which I understand), but with three times less foliage than AC III (foliage setting on very low). Grass and trees are not optimized at all. I can put msaa on, reflects on, shadows high, hbao+ low. I get 40 fps during the first jungle sequence. I put foliage on normal, and I get 20 fps. A game without grass, just green textures, feels very awkward in 2013.
  11. James on November 22, 2013
    What a load of shit
  12. Anarckhy on November 23, 2013
    Can i run blackflag on- nvidia geforce 210 512mb 3gb ddr2 ram. Intel dual core 2.5 ghz. Win7.I own a PC.
    • ABJNR on January 1, 2014
      Of course not. People are having problems running it on high end PCs. Get at least an AMD 6670 DDR5 and you need a DDR3 RAM for better fps. And if possible get a quad core cpu. Then you can expect it to run in a playable position.
  13. anon on November 23, 2013
    Your engine is not CPU optimized, it seems to be maxing out the first core which causes FPS drops in places, especially those with dense foliage.
  14. marcoolio_lv on November 23, 2013
    Somehow I find it hard to believe. It's not like AC4 is the first game Kiev studio screwed up. Revelations had some pretty major CPU problems for me. AC3 still runs like crap. AC4 runs like crap also.GPUs are not the problem, CPUs - are. The game uses only one core. That is pretty lazy in 2013. Ghost Recon FS didn't even have kb+m support on launch... for quite some time - 2 weeks IIRC.Those are some pretty weak results for a company that claims it's "focused on strengthening Ubisoft's presence on both PC and Mac"!
  15. Erik on November 23, 2013
    Ubisoft are such huge PC fans, except for the fact that Uplay is a travesty and this is far from their first horribly optimized PC release.This is just damage control from that shmuck insinuating that if PC gamers aren't happy with the optimization they can buy a new video card.
    • AC4player on November 23, 2013
      This screams a lot like damage control. If AC 4 is optimized for PC then explain dsogaming.com's AC 4 performance review. http://www.dsogaming.com/pc-performance-analyses/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag-pc-performance-analysis/ I tested this method too and got almost the same results. You're producer screwed up BIG TIME and now he's saying an utter lie. Wow Ubisoft.I hope someone in the video gaming news collect all the AC 3 and AC 4 low FPS complaints in your forum and post them all so everyone in the internet will know how much of a LIAR you really are.
  16. AC4_player on November 23, 2013
    This screams a lot like damage control. If AC 4 is optimized for PC then explain dsogaming.com's AC 4 performance review. http://www.dsogaming.com/pc-performance-analyses/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag-pc-performance-analysis/ I tested this method too and got almost the same results. You're producer screwed up BIG TIME and now he's saying an utter lie. Wow Ubisoft.I hope someone in the video gaming news collect all the AC 3 and AC 4 low FPS complaints in your forum and post them all so everyone in the internet will know how much of a LIAR you really are.
  17. Jokay on November 23, 2013
    Very funny. This game istn't optimised at all. It's crashy, buggy and laggy. The FPS are a joke. I don't get how you this is "optimisation". The game likes to CTD pretty often, especially in Multiplayer. The graphics options aren't bad, but a good PC port would allow more option to scale the graphics in a decent manner. BTW the multiplayer servers for PC are super instabile. "Optimisation". Ridiculous.
    • SilentAssassin on December 29, 2013
      I have have a good pc with an intel core i5, Nvidia Geforce GTX 645, and 8 gigs. I have multiple games on my pc including ac3. I gotta tell you ac3 runs great, maxed out to, all my other games run great maxed out also. When i launched ac4 the lag was unbearable, so i downloaded the nvidia driver thing from the geforce website it ran better..... By like 3 fps, my ac4 currently runs at about 14-20 fps. Please ubisoft dont let me down now. Please update this!!!!
  18. AC4player on November 23, 2013
    This screams a lot like damage control. If AC 4 is optimized for PC then explain dsogaming.com's AC 4 performance review. http://www.dsogaming.com/pc-performance-analyses/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag-pc-performance-analysis/ I tested this method too and got almost the same results. You're producer screwed up BIG TIME and now he's saying an utter lie. Wow Ubisoft.I hope someone in the video gaming news collect all the AC 3 and AC 4 low FPS complaints in your forum and post them all so everyone in the internet will know how much of a LIAR you really are.
  19. AC4player on November 23, 2013
    This screams a lot like damage control. If AC 4 is optimized for PC then explain dsogaming.com's AC 4 performance review. www.dsogaming.com/pc-performance-analyses/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag-pc-performance-analysis/ I tested this method too and got almost the same results. You're producer screwed up BIG TIME and now he's saying an utter lie. Wow Ubisoft.I hope someone in the video gaming news collect all the AC 3 and AC 4 low FPS complaints in your forum and post them all so everyone in the internet will know how much of a LIAR you really are.
  20. ACplayer on November 23, 2013
    My comment won't show up XDThis screams a lot like damage control. If AC 4 is optimized for PC then explain dsogaming.com's AC 4 performance review. I tested this method too and got almost the same results. You're producer screwed up BIG TIME and now he's saying an utter lie. Wow Ubisoft.I hope someone in the video gaming news collect all the AC 3 and AC 4 low FPS complaints in your forum and post them all so everyone in the internet will know how much of a LIAR you really are.
  21. Anon on November 23, 2013
    This screams a lot like damage control. If AC 4 is optimized for PC then explain dsogaming.com's AC 4 performance review. http://www.dsogaming.com/pc-performance-analyses/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag-pc-performance-analysis/ I tested this method too and got almost the same results. You're producer screwed up BIG TIME and now he's saying an utter lie. Wow Ubisoft.I hope someone in the video gaming news collect all the AC 3 and AC 4 low FPS complaints in your forum and post them all so everyone in the internet will know how much of a LIAR you really are.
  22. jjdhfsdfsndfs on November 23, 2013
    I would actually consider buying this game if you guys had a demo for it so I could see how well it played on my system.
  23. James on November 23, 2013
    I am so glad I finally resisted buying a hyped Ubi game. Shooting 100% on disappointment yet they just look like they could be so great, then you get them and find that your dual quad core with high end graphics and 16gb ram chugs it out around 25fps while it runs far better looking games pegged. Kiss my ass Ubi, I finally broke the cycle! I was sort of mesmerized reading all of the posts here and at other sites complaining about how they though it would be different this time!! Ha. Suckers. :). You believed Ubi. It will be different next time! Really!
    • EA on November 25, 2013
      Well, some people really don't care about graphics and are interested in the games, the backstory, the lore, and yes a different take on pirates.I wasn't disappointed. At all.
      • Johan on November 26, 2013
        Sure, story is important, but it remains difficult to enjoy it when you're constantly harassed by lag.
        • Rahelja on November 27, 2013
          Especially when you spent a lot of money in the GPU/CPU
    • AssimilatorX on December 25, 2013
      I just happy not to buy that game. By basic i always try one from tor... My config should by plenty to play that failure game .... Alienware M17X-R2 Crossfire X 5870M, Intel i7 920XM with 16GB DDR3 2x750GB Seagate 7200Rpm Raid 0 and for system a Sandisk Extreme Ultra III 128GB SSD. I think for a 3y old laptop still very powerful... and MR 5870 basically a desktop HD 5770... well not for a poorly optimized crap.The last ubi game i purchased was POP2008 and POP Forgotten Sands I had to play FS with a crack due ubi online servers, doors stuck buttons and leavers did not worked...WTF is that. Newer again purchase ubi games however i do like AS and POP why every good game have to be turned into a crap for money? DID ubi even testing their games on AMD cards?
  24. Ozone on November 23, 2013
    Meanwhile, AC3 runs like crap on every system, AC4 is unpotimized (for CPU especially) and Ubisoft's next open world game (Watch_Dogs) is supposed to require a MINIMUM of 6gb RAM and the best quad-core CPU. Guess what it requires for recommended? It is obvious that Ubisoft hates PC and wants to make everyone play on consoles. And I probably will. Why do I need a 1500$ gaming rig so I can play this game like a PS4 can? Or even PS3. Yeah, stop spreading lies about "you love PC and it's your favourie platform!" because that's clearly not the case.
  25. ZeoMal on November 24, 2013
    Seriously? You optimized AC4 (and AC3) for the PC? Don't give such B.S. Battlefield 4 runs perfectly fine (YEAH, PERFECTLY FINE) on mine at graphical settings much higher than AC4 (around 40FPS). With AC4, irrespective of graphical settings, I barely go above 16 FPS, even at the lowest settings. If my PC is capable of running BF4 at such a high level of graphical fidelity, why is AC4 having such a hard time? And before you give some AMD-NVIDIA preferance B.S., my card's NVIDIA, so claiming that BF4's optimized for AMD will not suffice.
    • LC on November 25, 2013
      Have you downloaded the newest Nvidia driver? It's specially optimized for AC4.
      • Zeomal on January 8, 2014
        I got the game after the release of NVIDIA's new driver update. It (unlike usual) did nothing much to improve performance. I tried everything I could. Suprisingly, however, Aveline plays much faster (the combat is extremely smooth). Freedom Cry fares better than the actual game (though not much as Aveline). Weird. The DLCs use the same Anvil engine, don't they?
  26. David on November 24, 2013
    Motherfucking cocksucking liars.. how fuckin stupid do u think the pc gaming demographic is.. ACIII was fuckin garbage. and there isnt a patch released that has fixed its horrible performance.. I own several UBISOFT games on steam.. some new ones like sc blacklist to be sure that i am not one of ur pirates.. but to clarify .. UBISOFT has single handedly driven me to piracy.. because i torrented AC4 and i will continued to torrent every UBISOFT game in the future and enjoy finishin ur intellectual properties LOL.. despite horrendous performance .. while eating cheetos and laughing at your lazy devs for the rest of time ..till u find the humility to apologize and turn ur ways straight..before that .. U called us pirates when we bot ur games.. now i will show u real piracy.. cuntbags.
    • LC on November 25, 2013
      Yeah, horrendous performance because you can't run your game at 120 FPS. AC3 was a well running game and more than that a well looking game. Even on my mid level system it never felt below 30 FPS with everything maxed out.....
  27. Garrett on November 24, 2013
    Liar liar, pants on fire.
  28. Ryan on November 24, 2013
    This is a load of BS, the highest cards IN CROSSFIRE OR SOLO with i7 s are getting 45 frames avg, Oh I cant wait for this in 4k those 4 frames a second will be wonderfull
  29. Aris on November 24, 2013
    I have a Nvidia Geforce 610M 2GB, 8GB RAM I5-2450M processor. I'm getting fps around 11-25 frames only. Is this because of my graphics card or the game itself?
  30. Unknown on November 24, 2013
    Tons of bullshit here
  31. Ignis Gamer on November 25, 2013
    I tried playing black flag on the lowest possible graphic settings, and it still looks beautiful.. im okay with these settings...all i want is optimisation.. and Black Flag is clearly not optimised... i have a strong pc...but i hear even people with overclocked systems cant play the game...its very laggy and the audio is out of sync.. i can understand why it was done...so that a patch can be released later that only those who bought the game can use...its to stop those who pirated it from playing it.. but still...don't take so long...how long are we supposed to wait for the patch?
    • AssimilatorX on December 25, 2013
      They concerned about piracy? Why not give something for us to consider buying the game. e.g. idiot protection system stops you, from playing a legally owned game if you not connected to internet. You spend much effort to protect something not finished. Spend less time on crap and get in the game development UBI. what a BS is that. ISP's taking tor sites offline because of piracy ,instead of taking porn sites down what a BS is that? Unfinished games and software's selling for millions like win8.1 ... We cannot even play a game anymore without the first patch. Why i must be online when i don't want to? Just play a buggy unoptimized game...? no thanks i'll pay with crack than.
  32. Maxim on November 25, 2013
    Good day, I am the owner of a powerful geymerskogo iron and I'm disappointed in the game for its optimization. For me it was unexpected, I can `t play it, amount of frames per second is low, is not possible to configure the game so that it would could play comfortably. Hundreds of gamers are unhappy and I know Most of them are from the Review of the game do not want to buy it, it's bad publicity for this anticipated game. I beg you to optimize it. Thank you very much.
  33. Anka on November 25, 2013
    My lap-top's configuration: intel i3 2.3Ghz quad core, 4GB RAM, and nvidia Gt 525M 1GB video memory. It's working just fine :) So don't worry guys, if i can run it, you can too :D
    • shadow on November 29, 2013
      Configuration of my laptop: Graphics cards: RADEON HD 6520G and HD 6650M Processors: QUADCORE AMD A6-3400M with radeon graphics RAM: 6GBAnd i still get screen lagg at the lowest settings so how come you can run it smoothly Btw Game also fries my laptop and shuts my system down after playing 20 minutes of the game.
    • Aloulou on December 10, 2013
      hi plz i saw ur comment about AC4 BF and I have exactly the same rig as u but i can only run on 10/15 fps (3/10 fps in jungle) with everyting low. plz can u answer me how are u running this game ? thx
  34. george on November 25, 2013
    I have i7 920 with 18gb ram and gtx 680 installed on 240gb ssd. Running ac4 with everything on max settings. No lag whatsoever. I love my pc :) and good job optimizing the game. Its beautiful!!!
  35. Leviat on November 25, 2013
    AC 4 runs well? They have a special team that works on the optimization for the PCs? Well then, dear Ubisoft, you should fire 'em all... Last Ubisoft c*** game I try. Learn more from Cd projekt , learn to respect your customers and only after you learn that, start fighting piracy, because right now YOU CREATE piracy!PS: Still waiting for some AC 3 patches -__-
    • LC on November 25, 2013
      Well, I love CDPR but Witcher 2 is not better optimized than AC4. ;)
      • Really? on December 15, 2013
        If you think AC4 is better optimized than Witcher 2 you must be a stupid Ubi fanboy. I could run witcher 2 with no problems and my computer was worse when Witcher 2 came out, AC4 is unplayable no matter the settings I use.
  36. LC on November 25, 2013
    The game runs at 30 FPS with V-Sync on and with 40-50 FPS without V-Snyc but tearing on my system. I have an i5 750 OC@3,6GHz, a Radeon HD 7870 OC@1200MHz and 8GB 1600 RAM and most of the options are maxed out with 2xMSAA, light +HRBO at 1080p. It's a pretty decent and well optimized game. Just show me one other open world game with this graphical fidelity. I bet you could also name some quite linear FPS...
  37. One ? on November 25, 2013
    Oh really? Optimizations you, say. Interesting, you mean like the ones found here? : http://www.wsgf.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=26834You mean THOSE optimizations? Why do I smell BS?
  38. Johan on November 25, 2013
    I just played AC3 again, while still in the decision making phase of whether or not I should buy Black Flag, and the thing is, I experience a major fps drop in cities, and especially in The Frontier. This happens on Normal through Very High settings. If Black Flag is going to be MORE taxing, then there is no way in hell that Ubi will receive a purchase from my end. Rig: MSI X58 Pro-E motherboard, i7-950 (3.07ghz), 12gb Corsair Vengeance RAM (3x4gb), MSI GTX 660ti. I don't know whether my CPU is bottlenecking my GPU power, or something, but statistically, I should be able to handle AC3 no problem - which I can't. I call BS on your “It’s absolutely not true that we don’t care about PC optimization,” statement.
  39. Yuli on November 26, 2013
    Sorry for my poor english, but what about stereoscopic 3D ? Your game look amazing in 3D but that damn shadows ruins the experience because they are in 2d. All the 3D community is crying, waiting for a patch (take a look around, you'lle see we are more than you think), or just a way to disable the shadows. Nobody listen to us, even if the game is rated "good" in nvidia last drivers it's just UNPLAYABLE. Please, please, can you do something for us ???
  40. erudito on November 26, 2013
    This is complete bs. I have the following specs: Motherboard: asus p8z68 gen 3 CPU:i5 2500k Memory:16gb corsair ddr3 1600mhz Graphics card: msi gtx 670 PSU:corsair ax 760 Operating System:windows 7 home premium 64 bitAnd my system struggles to get 40 fps on this game!!!
    • Yannick on December 22, 2013
      just can't swallow the bullshit. i've a core quad Q8600 and a geforce 9400gt 1G and i could play ac III just fine, but with ac IV i struggle to get to 10 fps. the lagging is awful, this game's demands are just ridiculous. Give us a break ubisoft! not everybody can go running to a store and buy top of the line cpu/gpu just to play this thing. that's not customer-friendly at all!
  41. Dan on November 26, 2013
    I wonder how much work Nvidia put into this, compared to Ubisoft.
  42. Chris on November 26, 2013
    You can hardly say you work to optimize the game on PC when people with 770s, 780s and 780Tis, 280/290X, even those in SLI/Crossfire can't hit the 60FPS cap.That said, having a 60FPS cap ALONE is evidence of NOT optimizing for PC.Get with the program. Let us control our own FPS.
  43. Vitor Kuhlmann on November 26, 2013
    are you kidding with me UBISOFT ?? The game is a shit for PC, I wanna play as AC 3, is the same GAME ENGINE and it is so more problems ... Is it the next gen ?? I wanna play the AC IV , while the game are poorly optized I will pirate it
  44. Vitor Kuhlmann on November 26, 2013
    Assasin's Creed IV: ONLY LAG!
  45. chief mate pirate on November 27, 2013
    pirate game... hmm.. I'll pirate this one coz its a PIRATE GAME!!!!
  46. Mike on November 27, 2013
    Just one question? Intel Core I7-3630QM - 2.4 GHz, 16 GB RAM, Nvidia 650m. Windows 8.1 Pro x64. But the game anyway terribly lag. In the near future patch fixes the problem?
    • Rahmat Tantular on November 30, 2013
      Your specifications are just like mine. And it's not even playable right ? i mean it's low and that graphics made my eyes hurt.
  47. Dony on November 27, 2013
    me too has the same lag issue on my radeon card. I can play AC-III on high setting but this time fsp drops below 20 while playing AC -IV even keeping every setings to low. Some thing is wrong here can someone fix it
  48. Zombie on November 28, 2013
  49. Zombie on November 28, 2013
    by the way, ubisoft also forget that AC got its first attention on PC... so respect us please, because hardcore gamers use only PC-s. If we want to put an end to a good game (because of crap optimalization), WE DO IT, not the fukin console users.
  50. Thulith on November 29, 2013
    Dear Ubi, Please optimize this game to run better on pc, I have a GTX 760 and my performance is goes to ~30 fps with triple buffering and i can run AC3 maxed out at 60fps capped. I have owned every AC and as a loyal customer I'm disappointing in the optimization of this game. Please fix this game as I actually wanna finish it 100%.Thank you and good luck guys,
  51. Lshow on November 29, 2013
    Does it work in the hp Pavilion dv6? : Intel core i7; nvidia geforce gt 630; windowns 8; 4gb ram.
    • Rahmat Tantular on November 30, 2013
      Hopeless man. Mine is ASUS N46VZ with GF GT 650M and it's not properly playable.
  52. Kensaquila on November 30, 2013
    The Game is beautiful. But there's a lot of hard work forced on gamers to optimise their PC for the game. So far, I've logged about 50 hrs on trying to optimise the PC for *this* game - noting that many other games I play. No issue at all.Each attempt to play the game averages around 5-8 mins gameplay.This is a MAJOR improvement from when I first started - on-start up crashes; to murderous lag; save-game loop crash; the list was endless.Now, after 50 hrs - I've gotten to the bottom of the barrel and dont know what else I can optimise, I've ran through the list of the "obvious" from Driver updates, Hardware software updates, to Hardware configuration.The seems to be a few ongoing issues with how uPlay and the Game interacts, but I dont think thats the cause of the game crashing.The problem seems to lay with how well the game resumes after the Graphics card seizes-up and recovers.I look forward to a proper response (not a half-hearted non-technical Business-PR response. )regards.p.s. I operate an AMD Radeon HD 7xxx series, and scrapping the bottom of the barrel.
  53. Raheel Shahzad on November 30, 2013
    I have installed AC4 successfully on my laptop. I have windows 7 64 bit on it. When I have clicked on AC4 icon after installing, it gives an error. AC4BFSP.exe The application was unable to start correctly (0x00007b). Please tell me how to resolve this problem.
    • Gary Steinman | Communications Manager Author on December 2, 2013
      Hi Raheel. Please file a ticket with Ubisoft Support (https://support.ubi.com/en-us/). They should be able to answer your question. Hope that helps.
      • Raheel Shahzad on December 3, 2013
        Thanx man
      • Raheel Shahzad on December 3, 2013
        I have tried that link but of no use. Even I have downloaded patch v1.02 for fixing that but it gives error while patching. Assassins Creed v1.02 could not retrieve installation folder!!! installation will be aborted. Even I have installed my game in default directory and m running it as an administrator rights.
  54. Neptazhad on November 30, 2013
    When a product is not ready to be put in the market, we delay the publishing date. We don't let fidelized customers to spend 60 euros for a product that doesn't work ! It's impossible to play, lag, lag and lag.
  55. Rahmat Tantular on November 30, 2013
    I love this game, i tried it. But one thing that really annoyed me is that the optimization is extremely poor. Ubisoft you must be kidding me, i play Assassin's Creed III all maxed out on my laptop with GeForce 650 GT and i7 3630QM, high-to-ultra on my GTX 550 Ti and Phenom II X4 945. But Assassin's Creed IV is not even low on my laptop. Why ? my mobile GPU support TXAA (even my GTX 550 Ti is not supported) the game only support until MSAA 8x. I'm extremely dissapointed with this game performance. I really enjoyed play edward, the first half assassin half pirate, and naval gameplay are awesome. But when i want more, i want more graphic optimization please :) Thanks
  56. Dan on December 4, 2013
    I love the game...BUUUUUTTT: If you do not want to use a game controller on your PC be ready for a long journey trying to find out key combinations for special attacks or combination key strokes for survival. I ended up with three sheets of hand written instructions from about 5 websites and forums. For such a beautiful and expensive game, such an oversight is not appreciated by a first time buyer. If I did not love the era of pirates so much I would have returned the game immediately and asked for a full refund. If there is such a listing of control keystrokes and combination Keystrokes provided by the company, please tell me how to find them. Also the Strategy guide has all of the cool stuff, but it is written again expressly for the user of a controller. It even says PC controls are not covered. Says it on page 79 not on cover. Why sell the PC version if you do not want PC users to play? I am continuing to muddle through because I like Pirates, wish I could say the same for the developers.
  57. Pejman on December 5, 2013
    Hi everybody,i have Laptop Dell Latitude E6420 , CPU Core i7 vPro, Video NVS 4200, but i cant run the game. it shows nvi...dll error, i updated the latest NVIDIA Driver 331.82 but still i cant play the game :(is there anyone who can help me , please :(
  58. Ryan Morgan on December 5, 2013
    Can ubisoft optimize the game for AMD radeon HD graphics?? (I have radeon HD 6520G) Whenever I go into full screen mode, I get incredible amounts of lag, even at the lowest settings. I speak for many when i say this would help. Please consider and thank you.
  59. wasi on December 6, 2013
    how to download games
  60. Anu Bhuvanendran Nair on December 8, 2013
    The game's extremely awesome.The quality,gameplay,textures,story etc are best of the series.But it's a pity that it's poorly optimized for pc.I am facing extreme lag with my ATI Radeon HD 4350 ,1GB.I know it's a low end GPU,but i played games till revelation with settings more than medium.But Assassin's Creed III made me sad and now i'm sadder than ever with Black Flag.
  61. Lapajka on December 8, 2013
    On PC Win7 64 WHY RUN AC4 WITH 32 BIT?????????????????? 8-o In the task manager can see this: *32 This software not native 64 bit?
  62. adnan on December 8, 2013
    full game download link here http://freedownloadpcsoftgame.blogspot.com/2013/12/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag-full-pc.htmlSystem requirements : OS : Windows Vista / 7/8 (Windows XP is not supported) Processor : Intel Core2Quad Q8400@2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon II X4 620@2.6 GHz Memory: 2 GB RAM Video : Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 or AMD Radeon HD 4870 (512MB VRAM with shader Model 4.0 or higher) DirectX ®: Version 10 Hard drive: 14 GB available space Publication Type : Singleplayer Rip Language: Russian / English Language: Russian / English Medicine: Reloaded
  63. Alex on December 9, 2013
    Please read, it's a bit long but maybe someone can chime in, thanks.Here's my setup:Asus M4A79-XTD EVO AMD Phenom II-X4 965BE OC to 3.7GHz CORSAIR Hydro series H50 CPU cooler RAM 4x2 8GB 1600 OC to 1760 2x 128GB SSD's in RAID 0, 50/50 & fast SATA III PCIe 2-port controller card 2x HD6950's 2GB (dirt 3 edition) x-fire 1kw PSU HAF 932 Case w/ caster wheels WIN 8-64, updated. Latest Catalyst drivers 170" Elite Screen (electric) Optoma HD180 1080p native DLP ProjectorWindows installed on one partition and games loaded on the other for speed.Gaming on this rig & setup is awesome! I have ALWAYS been able to play the latest games on this rig, with ALL the settings maxed out! What I have recently noticed is that Assassin's Creed Black Flag & Call of Duty Ghost BOTH seem to tax my current setup a bit. Since I can not go past 1080p, I never thought I would EVER have a problem with this setup and decent FPS game play. Very odd, and I have been pondering what new implications may have been used in these 2 games that is causing this? Witcher 2, Dead Space 3, Saints Row, Tomb Raider, Lost Planet 3, (Mass Effect 3-"Loved it!"), and plenty of other games that I can't remember at the moment that have been played on this RIG without the issues, slowdowns that I'm surprisingly faced with at the moment... Not to mention that my character in Black Flag is off point in A LOT of scenes, missing sometimes altogether. Currently I am about 20%+ done more or less, and there is a glitch because of the off axes that gets me killed every time the area/mission starts, so I am stuck in a loop =( . I wonder if this has anything to do with me using a +30 trainer, probably not.... Anyway, I think an update is due, but again, please chime in with your thoughts on improvements or noticed issues? Thanks again...
  64. TheMechanix on December 11, 2013
    I didnt buy it because all of the glitches and bad fps in AC3, and after reading some of these comments Im glad I didnt.
  65. SomeGuy on December 12, 2013
    For the "next" generation of PC games, I purchased a Nvidia GTX 780. Every game runs absolutely perfect. Splinter Cell: Blacklist, for example, simply blew my mind. The graphics can't be compared to anything I've ever seen before and yet, it runs at a constant 60 fps. AC: Black Flag, however, must be the biggest joke in the history of "games that are optimized for PC". You can not be serious about this. It doesn't even matter what kind of hardware you have, It is just one of the poorly optimized games I have ever seen. Want an example of a game that runs perfect, too but is more like AC in terms of techincal conditions? Take Tomb Raider (2013). Open world, WAY better looking than any AC game, constant 60 fps. I can't even describe how much I hate all this damage controll BS. If you can't optimize your games for such a demanding plattform, that's okay but then just don't try to act like like you can. Also, nobody needs Uplay. Nobody. This is the first and last time in my life that I ever got on "teh internets" to cry about a poorly made game and I already hate myself for this. Look what you made me do.
  66. iceman on December 14, 2013
    Why no crossfire support. Running 2x hd6970.
  67. Maharshi on December 15, 2013
    i cant play after 16% completion mine is a lenovo e49 intelhd 1gb graphics and it ran swiftly till 16% sir please suggest something because the game is awesome and imma dying to resume it
  68. Maharshi on December 15, 2013
    Hey please help me out i have a Lenovo E49 computer and the game runs swiftly upto 16% but it stops after that what to do? i have an intelhd graphics 1gb please suggest a solution
  69. Teo on December 15, 2013
    let's not consider for a moment that i always had lag problems with AC games on my pc. and that a lot of people is having low frame rates problems (many high-end pc users are not going through 30fps. it's literally written everywhere on the internet). let's talk for a moment that i can run bioshock infinite smoothly with seetings between high and ultra at 720, but i can't manage to get rid of lags from ac4 EVEN AT 800x600 WITH EVERYTHING AT MINIMUM! is it because i have an amd graphics card and the game is optimized for nvidia? does ubisoft know that both ps4 and xbox one get shipped with amd inside? i don't know if this makes sense but i'm very pissed. this is a ruined title. a missed occasion to refresh the series. ruined by the tooooooooooo many platforms out there. why on earth would one even bother to port it on wiiu instead of optimizing it for pc??!
  70. truth on December 16, 2013
    ubisoft dosent give a shit about the pc gamers which has bought ac4 and do not have high system requirments
  71. asd on December 16, 2013
    I have a USB gamepad for PC (PS2-like, not XBox) which I use to play all the games that are console ports, like this one, yet for some reason the multiplayer executable crashes at start when it is plugged in, despite having played all singleplayer mode with it, with vibration and everything... I wouldn't mind the gamepad not working just for multiplayer, but c'mon why I have to physically unplug it from the system just to launch multiplayer?
  72. asd on December 16, 2013
    Also I have a system with 32 GB of RAM yet there are still games like this one running in 32-bit mode which limits them to 4GB or less... With 32 GB I should be able to load all content into RAM and forget about load times.
  73. Gaz on December 17, 2013
    It runs terrible! only 10-14 fps on nvidia geforce 210 is there any way to make it go atleast 20 fps?
    • REPLY on December 23, 2013
      Your GPU is obviously on the lower end. Try overclocking it. Defragging, and downloading shit like Game Booster could increase about 5 FPS. And...as always, be prepared to play it at low settings.
  74. dey on December 17, 2013
    maan this is ridiculous..windows 7 64bit 4gb ram athlon 2 x3 435 2.90ghz nvidia G210 and even if this seems poor for some of u i played ac3 on high settings and it worked perfect but this game on the lowest possible settings it was so bad it was ridiculos.couldn`t play at all i not even completed the `second mission` where u have to run to get the assassin
  75. zaryab on December 20, 2013
    Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (2013) Pc Gamehttp://gameandgameer.blogspot.com/2013/12/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag-2013-pc.html
  76. Kurvvaanyadat on December 25, 2013
    This is same! Same on Ubisoft... this is criminalism... cheating! With top hardvare, 8 core 4,7 Ghz AMD FX 9370, Nvidia Geforce GTX 780 and with TXAA4 15-20 fps??? Fuck you.. BF4 and all other new game 50-100 fps with max graph... dilettant idiots and or CRIMINAL cheaters!!!!
  77. Sam on December 26, 2013
    Hello.I would like to ask here, if someone could help me a bit. Yesterday I was playing the AC4 after some time, and I recognize that it laggs alot, like it was on the previous PC. :(About a month ago I upgraded my PC, so it's components are new now. And on first it worked like a charm, but now it starts lagging again.Here are my PC specs: Motherboard: Asus H87M-Plus CPU: Intel i5 4670 Haswell RAM: DDR3 8GB GPU: Club 3D Radeon HD 7500 3GBI think that all of the new games should run like a charm on full settings on this PC but I just got some problem with this AC4 from time to time...I would be grateful for any help!Thanks alot and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! :)
    • Sam on December 26, 2013
      Ups, the GPU is 7900 not 7500. :)
  78. Donovan on December 26, 2013
    Hi im donovan and I have a problem with my assassin creed black flag. I get to a scene in the game and all it says is loading and it does not go any further than that plz help me
  79. kartik on December 27, 2013
    i have nvidia 210 grafics card but assassian creed 4 if run slowly how can i improve it?
    • en-kay on December 28, 2013
      download riva tuner
  80. en-kay on December 28, 2013
    @katrik download riva tuner
  81. alex on December 28, 2013
    my pc specs are as follows and i can run AC black flag okay with medium settings.AMD 64x2 5000+ 2.60ghz CPU 5gb ram Nvidia GT630 2gb GDR 3 GPU and a 500gb ide hdd this game works well but is laggy a little bit but it is playable and i love it :D
  82. Chris on December 28, 2013
    Ezio would be turning in his grave . The. complete utter BS , I had high hopes for ac4 but yet again so Disopointed why ! Wen you hand money over for an item if it has 4 legs and yours only has 3 legs it's BS . Damn ubisoft I always thought this company would be the last hope for decent pc games . Slippery slide down the drain no turning back once the knife is in it don't come back out you F ,BS Artists .
  83. Swift on December 28, 2013
    ..... Ugh.... Throwing out spice words, like volumetric fog and etc... I'll make a point first. Tomb Raider, beautiful game, top of the line graphics, multiplatform; came up with a new 'setting' Hair Tes, giving the hair of the characters a more realistic look, thus adding to the immersion of game play. It's superficial, but it was something game designers have not been able to do yet, or apparently since and it seems stupid, but it humanizes the characters.The reason I bring that up, is 'innovation'... You can "push as far as you can go", but what does that actually mean? Are you actually reinventing the wheel? Or are you simply just pushing others work, as far as it can go, without having to write all new code? Dev's used to get their hands on the next gen of technology or at least an idea of capabilities of next gen hardware, so that the game wouldn't be able be maxed out on cheap equipment until maybe 2 gens of cards and cpus had passed. But their was framework!!! An idea of the capabilities of what you could achieve.Obviously, they have a similar template; except consoles play a larger role in it. But to say, you pushed anything in this game... It's almost a joke... Their are amazing aspects for sure, but I wouldn't call anything in this "revolutionary" if you you want that.. Play Battlefield 4 or Crysis 3. Until you can bring a model or software innovation that stands out, I wouldn't boast so much. Most of your games come out highly unoptimized and underdeveloped.
  84. AngrehWolf on December 29, 2013
    Hi i just wanted to say every game that i have on my pc runs smoothed with the settings maxed out ac3 runs super smooth but when i got ac4 my fps was like 14-20 fps i have a pretty good pc i still love the story so far but i just wish i could play it with a comfortable frame rate
  85. Jeffrey on December 30, 2013
    Yeah, right. I'm running it with all the graphics settings at the lowest possible, and I still get bad FPS. On the default graphics settings, it's basically unplayable.
  86. Thomas on December 30, 2013
    when sailing to the port of Nassau so I will not load the next round of games. Stops responding. Anybody know why? Please advice.
  87. Mathieu Lachance on January 1, 2014
    Solutions performance Issues:I had same performance issue and found that timeserver process was using gpu only in windows environment so I killed the process and everything run fine now.Timeserver process is part of adobe reader software If you have the most up to date version of it it cause gpu over utilization of it I dont know why but that the case.So to solve your game slowing down problem (Same for me before) type taskmgr in the run (Windows+r) windows and go to the process tab and look for timeserver and end the process.Return back to the game then everything should me fine.Thank Mathieu Lachance IT Pro MCITP, MCE, MCSE.
  88. Mathieu Lachance on January 1, 2014
    Francais : Solutions perte de performance fps faible1. Ouvrir la commande éxécuter (windows+r) 2. tappez taskmgr 3. Aller dans L'onglet Processus et chercher timeserver et faire Arretez le processus. Le pilotes vidéo va alors se récupérer et revenir normal. (utilisez les pilotes 331.82 pour nvidia ).4. Testez le jeu et tout devrais ok avec tous les setting au max si vous voulez.Mathieu LachanceIT Pro MCITP, MCSE, MCE
  89. Gawain on January 1, 2014
    More like Assassin's Creed: Black Screen (crash)
  90. Oskar on January 3, 2014
    Why Can We Don,t Have A Suit On AND A Cape? I Realy Love The Pirate Cape But I Also Want A Suit Under It. Is It Posible To That Can Be In A Opdate?
  91. AJ35H on January 3, 2014
    You can not be serious. You can really not be serious. Are you serious? x_O
  92. George on January 4, 2014
    Gary Steinman, will any of those poor misbegotten souls get ANSWERS? About anything? From anyone?
  93. wayno on January 5, 2014
    running gear i5-3570k o/c to 4.4ghz geforce gtx 670 8gb ddr3 120 corsair boot ssd w7 hp nothing but problems from installion to playing it now game wont progress to next round loops back to stat screen dont think there is a prob with my gear me thinks serious probs with their games software makes me laugh when i read the intro header someone forgot to change hands on the 99th stroke cheers
  94. Jamie on January 8, 2014
    I too cannot play this game, at all.Intel i7 Quad Core 16GB DDR3 RAM NVidia GeForce GT 750M 2GB DDR5...and it runs like crap. Absolutely unplayable. I have tried everything. Even on much lower resolutions it is choppy. To me graphics are everything, I can max out Metro LL on 1080 with full FPS, Battlefield 4, Tomb Raider, you name it....but not Assassins Creed Black Flag? Ahh nevermind, lesson learned.
  95. Anon on January 10, 2014
    If you want to optimize this game for PC make it take advantage of all the CPU cores, not just the first! That would solve so many performance issues with so many people.
  96. Tim on January 11, 2014
    This game is a joke.A monkey throwing fecal matter optimized this...I thought AC 3 ran like crap, but even at lowest settings at 1080 this game is crap.Tri SLI 285 with i7 and 12 gigs of ram.it's funny. witcher 2, crysis, and many modern games run great.Anything Ubisoft puts out runs like garbage...
  97. Tim on January 11, 2014
    "The game runs well on low-end PCs"He must to have been on meth when he said this..No sane person with any amount of intelligence could say something so stupid.
  98. Bryan on January 17, 2014
    My PC is middle of the road and the game runs like shit. Other high end recent releases like the new Batman run just fine, but AC4 and Liberation run like garbage. AC3 was fine, but these latest two releases are awful.
  99. eric on January 19, 2014
    4k support and a 60FPS cap.....kinda like a retarded scientist...that's just ubisoft for you; completely out of touch with the PC gamer.
  100. eric on January 19, 2014
    This game runs like crap on two water cooled overclocked GTX780's in SLI.....like crap, no wonder nvidia is giving it away.....60FPS cap is a cruel joke.....ubi has been stroking the inept flaccid console shaft for way to long. Frame rate caps means less players for your game, period.
  101. Dan on January 19, 2014
    Say 'thank you' to Ubisoft Kiev... they have no clue how to optimize pc game. On the other hand Far Cry 3 had awesome optimization...
  102. Robert Scott on February 16, 2014
    Gee... you think you could maybe optimize my minimap, so it actually shows my location, instead of, as the case in havana, reporting me as being in the middle of the ocean? This is straight up lazy coding- when your game changes my location with a cutscene, often the minimap continues to operate off of the old coordinates my character had before the cutscene, making it very nearly useless. Sure, I can see enemies, but which should I deal with first? Well, I cant tell, because I cant see their actual location in relation to myself including the terrain- and this makes this game very, very frustrating. How hard is it to add a line of code that checks the minimap x/y orientation against my character's x/y orientation in the event of a cutscene?Not very. That's one line of code. This is called optimized?
  103. Jiminimonk on February 24, 2014
    No FOV slider - big mistake for a PC game. I won't be buying any Ubisoft games that don't have FOV sliders, they are essential for PC games, especially console ports. Also, not optimised. The blog is a lie.
  104. Anton on February 24, 2014
    They selling sonsole game and gets more money they just dont want waste time to ptimize games for real gamers fuck the noobs..:
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  106. Sachin on March 19, 2014
    I've pentium dual core g2010 2.8 Ghz+4 gb ddr3 ram+nvidia geforce 210! I can run it! Intel i3 dual core 3.3 ghz 3220 can be a better substitute.
  107. Curunir on May 21, 2014
    Is this some kind of tasteless joke? I'm running the Freedom Cry Standalone on an Intel i3 @ 3.3 ghz, 4 GB ram and a GTX 550 Ti 1 GB and I get the shittiest performance of any game I tried in recent memory, even with everything set to Low / Off.So glad I didn't blow more money for the full AC4 game but got the short standalone first...
  108. wikki10106 on May 25, 2014
    Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, GTX 770M, and Windows 8.1 64Bit!!!! CAN'T EVEN RUN AC4 ON VERY LOW!!!!! I CAN RUN BLACK OPS 2 ON MAX EVERYTHING!!!!!
  109. Nick on July 5, 2014
    So AC3 and AC4 runs smothly @ 1980x1050 on my 6½ old rig (Quad Core 2.67GHZ, 8GB RAM, RAID 0 disks, Nvidia GTX560 (1GB) and lo and behold Vista 64 SP2. But it lags like hell on my EliteBook 8470p (i7, 8GB RAM, SSD, Radeon 7500 1GB and Win 7 64b SP1 screen rez 1600900. I guess UBI-soft doesn't like AMD GPU's! :(
  110. varun on July 29, 2014
    I can play upto AC3 without any problemes .But AC 4 is lagging.Why there is no optimisation for pc???
  111. Mark A. on September 3, 2014
    I have the new 2014 ASUS G750 Notebook, 4th gen. quad-core I-7, 4770, 2.4Ghz to 3.3 Ghz with 12 GB DDR3 Ram, 1 TB hard drive, Nvidia 860m card w/2GB. I use Nvidia experience to set game pref. unless I think I can do better, than I go in game and set my own options. Most of my games run at 60 fps or betterand have never had a slow-down with any-from Tomb Raider to Bioshock Infinite, Watch Dogs, AC3, AC4 you name it. Buy a new computer if you want to play seriously !! :)
  112. jc on October 8, 2014
    This game fractionally lags and stutters every time you run anywhere or turn a corner or look around fast- even on i7 4790k 4.4ghz, 16gb 2400hz ram, twin GTX780TiSC in sli, 250gb ssd etc. It's not the pc, it's UBISOFT's piss poor effort at making it PC compatible. it's playable in 2D, but really noticable in 3D. Lowest or highest graphics settings make no difference to the lag. I'm never wasting my money on another UBISOFT pc game. This and the flickering shadows in farcry 3 have pissed me right off. Uninstalled both games and now using the disks as coasters. Thanks UBISOFT, for the great coasters. I hope more people start to realise how useless your PC support is. UBISOFT, you either need to start fixing your failures or stop ripping people off with barely playable PC games. Tons of other companies can make awesome, smooth playing games, what's wrong with you guys? DONT BUY THIS GAME OR SUPPORT THIS COMPANY, THEY WON'T SUPPORT THEIR CUSTOMERS AND FIX THEIR USELESS GAMES. THEY JUST TAKE YOUR MONEY AND LAUGH.

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