Breaking News: Ubisoft’s Controversial Decision Leaves PS4/Xbox One Gamers Behind for The Division 2

David Wolinsky

Ubisoft has revealed that it is unlikely to launch native PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. As per the company, taking ‘full advantage’ of the current console generation means leaving behind the players on PS4 and Xbox One. The game initially launched back in March 2019, with versions for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The streaming versions for Google Stadia and Amazon Luna launched in 2020, and it is playable now on the new consoles via backward compatibility.

The creative director of The Division 2, Yannick Banchereau, spoke to MP1st on whether a ground-up PS5 and Xbox Series X/S version could release – but it seems unlikely. ‘If we really wanted to take full advantage of those, since we only have one version of the game that is available on all platforms, taking full advantage of those would mean that the game would no longer be available on the old generations,’ said Banchereau.

However, Ubisoft is not ready to leave the players on the old generations behind and ask them to upgrade. The company is still trying to make sure that the game runs smoothly on the old-gen consoles as well. For now, The Division 2 has a 60FPS option, though no other bells and whistles. Ubisoft has remained tight-lipped on whether the game will ever get a full sequel.

In the meantime, Ubisoft is prepping for the free-to-play spin-off game, The Division Heartland, which remains in testing for the foreseeable future.

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