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The Division PC Version Deliberately Being Held “In Check” With Console Versions

by : Ewan Moore on : 08 Feb 2016 13:16

PC gamers: scream, lash out in indignation, wipe your poo on the walls, because Ubisoft have confirmed that The Division being a cross-platform game has held back the PC version, so as to remain fair to its PS4 and Xbox One brethren. 

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The PC version will have a range of graphical settings and customisation options – but console editions will also feature some of these. It’s just that console versions won’t have as many.

In a YouTube interview by Team Epiphany, an unnamed Ubisoft dev said: 

One good thing about The Division is we’ve always considered the PC as a separate platform. We do have to keep it in check with the consoles – it would be kind of unfair to push it so far away from them. But it’s been good having a dedicated PC build for this game. I’m really happy that we’re pushing the PC build as much as we are; there’s a lot more customised options than the console.

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Seems pretty reasonable to me. Everyone deserves a similar experience with The Division regardless of what they play it on – it’s the same game after all.

Even so, this hasn’t stopped PC gamers from hacking the beta version in order to cheat their way through the game.

Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn't gotten out of his mid 00's emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.

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