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.
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.
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 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.