Ghost Recon: Future Soldier’s coming to PC, ditches silly DRM

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I’m becoming increasingly keen on Ubisoft’s tactical, near-future third person shooter Ghost Recon: future Soldier – mostly because it looks like it’ll offer an unmatched co-operative experience. PC gamers have looked on with jealousy – because been a little quiet about the PC version- until now.

Ubisoft’s confirmed that the game will indeed be headed to PC’s. Like most Ubisoft PC games, it’ll grace computers a little later than the consoles games become available, but – and this is a big thing – it won’t be encumbered by the silly DRM that’s plagued the company’s PC titles of late.

"A temporary broadband connection will be required for one-time product registration at first launch using the player Uplay account,” says Ubisoft. “From that point on, no permanent connection is required, except for online modes."

Oh, and it’ll include those deliciously shiny DirectX 11 features that should elevate it beyond its console counterparts. Hooray!

The game will be coming to a PC near you in mid-June; with a euro release scheduled for June 15. Console players will be able to get their stealthy, terrorist-killing action on a little earlier; May 25th for locals. If you’re as keen as I am to give it a try, keep your eyes on Lazygamer.net tomorrow at 6PM; we’ve got a little something special coming.

If the thought of the new Ghost Recon on PC tickles you, here’s a rundown of the PC version’s features and required specs, straight from the PR.

PC version features:
– PC high standard visuals (DX11 renderer, new high-quality assets, new post process effects, multi-monitor solutions support, TriDef stereoscopic support).
– DirectX11 enhanced: tessellation (for soft 3D models), compute shaders-based realistic lighting (for global illumination), volumetric fog.
– Online widget: Party, Friends and Ghost Feed functionality can be accessed at any moment from any screen
– Extended party functionality: simplified and more flexible invitation system
– Party text chat
– Uplay Friends system
– Fully customizable controls for the localized keyboards

Minimum hardware requirements:
Supported Operating Systems: Windows® XP (with Service Pack 3)/Windows Vista® (with Service Pack 2)/ Windows 7® (with Service pack 1), both 32 bit & 64 bit versions
PROCESSOR: Intel Pentium D 3.0 Ghz or AMD Athlon64 X2 4400+ 2.2Ghz
RAM: 1GB Windows XP / 2GB Windows Vista or Windows 7
VIDEO CARD: 256 MB DirectX–compliant, Shader 4.0–enabled video card**
DIRECT X®: DirectX 9.0c
DVD-ROM DRIVE: DVD-ROM speed 4x, dual-layer drive
SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c – compliant sound card
HDD space : 25 GB
Recommended Configuration:
CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q9450/ AMD Phenom II X4 940 or higher
RAM: 2 GB Windows® XP / 3 GB Windows Vista® & 7®
Graphics Card: 1024 MB DirectX–compliant, Shader 4.0–enabled video card based on nVidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD/ATi HD 5850 or better

Last Updated: April 4, 2012

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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