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Far Cry 4 woes with dual-core processors point to a bleak future for budget PC gamers

Brad Chacos | Nov. 24, 2014
While controversy continues to swirl around Assassin's Creed: Unity's terrible PC performance, further tales of woe are starting to surface around Ubisoft's other blockbuster holiday release, Far Cry 4.

In the meantime, EA is encouraging Dragon Age: Inquisition users who can't launch the game on a dual-core machine to ask for a refund. Ubisoft is expected to push out a Far Cry 4 patch imminently that fixes a black-screen "failure to launch" issue that occurs when you try to load the game with certain USB peripherals plugged in. Reddit users are hoping the same patch fixes the dual-core woes as well.

Fingers crossed.

We've reached out to Ubisoft for comment. I don't have a dual-core system handy to test the issue. Has your pure dual-core system refused to work with Far Cry 4 or any other game? Let us know in the comments.


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