Ubisoft call The Division's PC version "more than a port" - will lack mod support

Ubisoft call The Division's PC version more than a port - will lack mod support

Ubisoft call The Division's PC version

Ubisoft call The Division's PC version "more than a port" - will lack mod support


Ubisoft call The Division's PC version "more than a port" and that it would support "a lot of hardware, hopefully meaning that we should expect a good PC port of the game. The game will also lack mod support.

Massive Entertainment, the developers behind Tom Clancy's The Division, have their root on PC, with their first games being the Ground Control series on PC and World in Conflict, with the developer also collaborating in the development of Far Cry 3, another game with a great PC version.    

The game will support both Mouse/keyboard and controllers, allowing players to easily switch on the fly to their preferred control method. Multiplayer for the game will be PC vs PC only, so that players will be on an equal playing field.  


       The main goal during the development of the PC version of The Division was to give players the version of the game they wanted. We didn’t want to just port the console version for them, but to instead craft an experience that felt native to PC from the start. A key feature we particularly wanted to address was the navigation through the UI. If you have a mouse and a keyboard, the way you navigate is very different than the navigation with a controller.

  Ubisoft call The Division's PC version


It has also been announced that the game will not be supporting community made modifications, as this can imbalance the games multiplayer elements. 


       No. Since The Division is an online, open-world action-RPG, its genre makes modding support technically challenging. However, we are focused on providing the best experience for all PC players.


Looking at the game requirements we can see that the game requires quite a lot of CPU power, requiring a minimum of a Sandy-Bridge i5 quad core or a 6-core AMD FX 6100 and 6GB of RAM. The GPU requirements look very even when it comes to AMD and Nvidia, requiring a minimum of a GTX 560 or an AMD HD 7770 and recommending a GTX 970 or an R9 290. 


Minumum Options:
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10(64bit only)
CPU: Intel i5 2400 @ 3.1Ghz or AMD FX 6100 @ 3.3Ghz
Graphic card: Nvidia GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 7770 (2GB VRAM)(DirectX11)
*Sound card should support Direct X 9.0C
HDD space: 40GB

Recommanded Options:
OS: Same as minimum
CPU: Intel i7-3770 @ 3.5Ghz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0Ghz
Graphic card: Nvidia GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 (4GB VRAM)(DirectX11)
*Sound card should support Direct X 9.0C
HDD space: 40GB


The game developers say that the game will support Multiple GPUs and will easily work with multi-monitor setups and a wide range of resolutions.


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Most Recent Comments

25-01-2016, 05:15:29

Mod support was obviously not going to happen, I don't know of any MORPG which has it?
Apparently on PC you can completely customise the UI which is nice., compared to the console version which you can't.Quote

25-01-2016, 07:55:11

Yeah, I'm not buying it. I want to see some benchmarks/reviews before I believe such stories from Ubisoft.Quote

25-01-2016, 09:57:19

I'll wait for reviews and gameplay video before I believe anything Ubi ever say again, I got burned with Watch_Dogs and then the badly tacked on Physx for AC: Black Flag, Horrid performance of AC: Unity and sub Par performance of Far Cry 4 at launch.Quote

25-01-2016, 10:11:40

It was leaked on Dailymotion last night by "Voodoo" a whole 5 minute recording of Solo play, it looked "good" after watching it a few times you can see where they have lowered the tessellation, depth of field and added a massive bloom field to it.

Over all I knew it was never going to be exactly like the preview trailer but still the game play is there and the action is still true to the preview at least, If I were to compare it to any games out right now graphically it's about on par with GTA V or Tomb Raider graphically with just a touch more detail, combat is very much Gears of War/GTA V stylee with the Run-Cover-Shoot tactics then throw in a touch of tech based hackery you get from Watch Dogs or Deus Ex..

Sadly the video has been grabbed by the Devs. >>Link to original<<

I'm still looking for the video at the moment, someone must have ripped it Quote

25-01-2016, 13:30:38

Even if it runs like butter it won't change the fact that it looks like a bland third person online shooter that will get old in a week. I don't understand people who get excited for games like this. It's like Destiny all over again. People were so hyped for Destiny and PC gamers were angry that it's not on the PC, but it was obvious from the start that it would be a boring game. This looks even more boring.Quote

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