The guys at Ubiosft Montreal have been building the base and developing this massive game for quite some time now. No, the original team is working on some other game. So, it's not Montreal who has been working on it. It has all been handed over to Ubisoft Massive this time around. So, the onus is upon them this time. Granted, the team has some experience of building a great structure for a MMO as they have worked on game like Far Cry 3 and World of Plagoos before, but they haven't done something like this before.
We all know that AAA games are basically sink or swim for most of the developers. If it does well like it did for GTA V, it can make you rich by the time you are on your dinner table. But if it fails, well, you are going down in no time. And Ubisoft knows that better than we do. So, they are doing all they can to give the core team the freedom and resources they need to make this game a successful one. Moreover, they are spending a truckload of money into advertising it. So, basically they are really focused on doing this right. Why wouldn't they be? They are doing something unprecedented after all. Nobody has ever attempted game like this before, at least on this kind of stage.
We will decipher more for you as we descend into the pranged post-apocalyptic city in the Division and take a glance at this game before it launches. Here are some juicy details I have extracted for you guys:
Division is a MMO
For those who didn't know already and thought that this is a single player experience, well this is not. For better or for worse, this is strictly a multiplayer game. If you are offline, you won't be able to boot this game up. Moreover, if the connection goes off when you are playing, you'll be stuck wherever you are in the game. While you will still be able to move around with ease, the rest of the world will be unresponsive to your action. For them, you are as good as dead. So, if you're going to buy this game, make sure than you at least have a connection of 2 MBPS or more, otherwise you won't be able to play it. There are chances that this game will splutter heavily.
Seamless PVPV and single player experience
One thing that's getting more attention than anything else at this moment is how easy and seamless it is to go from playing solo to co-op to a PVP match. There is not much that changes here. As this is an online game inherently, this game doesn't need you to launch any other client when you need to play in any other mode. Heck, you don't even need to go back to the main menu to switch the modes. It all works in the real-time.
For example, if you are playing solo and you friends want to join you, you can allow them to enter your mission with ease. There is no need of anything fancy to do. If you want them to be a part of your experience, well, you can do that whenever you want. For convenience, there is a little caveat that you will have to be always online and connected to internet. As I stated already, if you go offline, even for a second, all your progress is going to be lost and you'll be stuck in limbo until you are reconnected again.
Not coming to current gen consoles
Sorry current gen console owners. There is a bad news for you if you wanted this game to come to your consoles. Well, to break your staunch hearts and strong faith that Ubisoft is mulling over launching this game on current-gen consoles, there is no such thing happening, at least for now. They have absolutely no plans of launching this game for current gen consoles. So, there you go guys. You will have to buy a next-gen console or a beastly PC to be able to play that game.
If you go for PC, you'll have to fork out at least a $1000 to be able to play this game smoothly and swiftly. For consoles, however, you are going to be spending only $400 or $500 depending on whether you are buying a PS4 or Xbox One.
They initially decided to develop this game for current-gen consoles too, but as the development went underway, they realized that there is no way the game could fit into the current-gen platforms. They didn't possess the required power to boot and run this game. So, they shunned the idea of a current-gen port and now are only focusing on next-gen prospect.
Most detailed New York city ever
Gone those days when details didn't use to matter as long as the gameplay was awesome. For a game to be successful in the current time, though, you need to put much more effort than making sure your gameplay is engaging. Granted, it's not as easy as it sounds on paper, but if you manage to pull it off, you game is going to be a goldmine pulling tons of money from willing consumers who'll gladly pay for it.
For the very same reason, more attention has been paid to the New York city in The Division. It's going to be one of the most detailed games ever. While it's still to be seen if it can match the success of the likes of Skyrim , we can only hope for something even as half as good aforementioned game was.
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The fate of city is instilled in your hands. You are going to be the one to decide if city is going to take a turn for better or for worse. You can choose any play style you want. If you want to see the city lumbering and stumbling further into darkness and unknown territory, you can take a more violent and chaotic approach and vice-versa. You can choose your approach and if you want to change in midway, you are allowed to do it, but to a certain extent. What are your expectations from this upcoming game? Do you think that division is going to be a success for Ubisoft Massive? Let us know in the comments!
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