Ubisoft Promises “Fully Optimized” PC Version of The Division
Ubisoft’s track record in PC gaming is akin to the Ford Pinto’s track record in safety. That is to say, it’s an explodey, firey mess.
But it is improving. Gone for the most part is the draconian DRM, and Ubisoft’s PC ports have, of late, featured the appropriate bells and whistles. Expect that upward trend to continue in Tom Clancy’s The Division, the upcoming open-world shooter from Massive Entertainment (the excellent World in Conflict).
PC Gamer directs us to a recent Q&A on the official The Division forums where Massive was asked if the PC version of the game would be given the same love as its console counterparts. Here’s how the devs responded:
“As you know, Massive has its roots in PC development. We are working hard and we want to make sure that we have a very high quality experience on PC. You can be sure that our PC version won’t be a port, but a full-fledged, optimized version! We want to create the best game possible regardless of what platform you play on.”
There you have it. Ubisoft wasn’t sure it even wanted to make a PC version of The Division until PC gamers vocally came out in support of the project. And now that we’re getting it, it appears Ubisoft intends to do it right. That’s something that would have been unheard of just a few short years ago.