Nothing is forbidden, they said. Everything is permitted, they said.
Assassin’s Creed Origins launched two months ago, but for PC players, at least, a major issue that the game suffers from has gone unaddressed all this while. Specifically, PC owners with CPUs that lack SSE 4.1 or 4.2 support find they can still not play this game at all.
To be fair, this is an issue that affects other popular games, like Destiny 2– however, while developers of those games have attempted to address the problem, it seems like Ubisoft is unwilling to. As reported by DSOGaming, according to a chat with customer service that a player had, Ubisoft’s stance is that a PC with such a CPU is below the minimum requirements for running the game that Ubisoft mandates. Apparently, this is an issue endemic to games that use Denuvo- but there have been other games on PC using Denuvo that have had support for these CPUs patched in over time. Ubisoft’s reticence in this matter is truly baffling.
Assassin’s Creed Origins is out now on Xbox One and PS4 in addition to on PC.