Assassin’s Creed: Rogue will come to PC on March 10. The title was originally released on consoles back in November. Check out the PC launch trailer below.
The game is expected to resemble its console counterpart with one exception—the addition of eye-tracking capability. Using Tobii Tech’s Tobii EyeX or SteelSeries’ Sentry, gamers will be able to control the camera and the line of sight of the game’s protagonist, Shay Patrick Cormac. The keyboard and mouse will work normally, but Ubisoft says that eye-tracking will create an “infinite screen experience.”
“Eye tracking is such a natural way to interact with a game and creates tons of potential opportunities for gameplay immersion,” said Ubisoft Kiev producer Corneliu Vasiliu. “We are one of the first to integrate this technology in a video game, and the first to implement eye tracking as a gameplay input in a game of that scale–providing Assassin’s Creed: Rogue gamers with an entirely new, complementary input to the keyboard and mouse.”
Rogue follows Cormac’s journey from assassin to Templar during the Seven Years’ War in the mid-18th Century. Aboard his ship, the Morrigan, Cormac seeks retribution, working with the British forces to interrupt France’s heavy influence over the assassins. Since he is a Templar, his fighting style differs greatly.
“You can use sleep grenades or berserk grenades on animals and citizens,” the game’s director Martin Capel told Polygon last year. “This is the Templar’s way. You’re not following the creed anymore, so you don’t get this message when you kill civilians, saying, ‘Your ancestors didn’t kill civilians.’ You can do it. The Templar approach is very much ‘the ends justify the means.'”
Pre-ordering the $50 title via Uplay will net gamers a free AC game (AC3, Freedom Cry, Liberation, Revelations, Brotherhood Deluxe, AC2 Deluxe or AC1). The digital version will include two packs, “The Siege of Fort de Sable” and “The Explorer.”
The Deluxe version, which costs $60, comes with eight DLC packs: “The Armor of Sir Gunn Quest,” “The Siege of Fort de Sable,” “The Master Templar Pack,” “The Explorer Pack,” and four timesaver packs that will help you progress through the game faster.
If you plan to capitalize on the eye-tracking capability, however, you may want to rush over to SteelSeries on Uplay. They are giving a free copy of the game to the first 5,000 customers who purchase their eye-tracking device Sentry, which will set you back about $200.