Assassins Creed: Rogue sails onto PC with eye-tracking tech

Y'know what would make the Northern Lights even prettier? Some killer anti-aliasing. Previously only on PS3 and Xbox 360, the adventures of Assassin-gone-bad Shay Cormac have now arrived on PC. Adapted for Windows by Ubisoft Kiev, Assassin's Creed Rogue features the standard set of tweaks and upgrades, as well as one very interesting new input option.

New for the PC release is eye tracking technology. Plop a Steelseries Sentry Eye Tracker below your monitor, and the game will deliver an ‘infinite screen’ that uses your line of sight to move the camera accordingly.

Looking away will even pause the action - though you can always grab the mouse for more traditional control if and when you need it. Rogue is the first project of this scale to fully implement the ambitious peeper-peeping tech.

Not into PC ports? Don't hold your breath for eye tracking on consoles. But whether a gussied-up PC release means we’ll see a PS4 and Xbox One version remains to be seen, and Ubisoft is staying tight-lipped on the subject for now.

Until then, if you can’t cope without a physical edition of the Creed, an impressive Collectors Bundle is now available through the uPlay store. It includes a chilly art book, three lithographs and the Rogue soundtrack.

Louise Blain

Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.