‘We were only able to achieve many of the features we have in the game thanks to the power of the new generation of consoles.’
In a Q&A sent to GamingBolt, Ubisoft have explained why they are not bring Tom Clancy’s The Division on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The power of next gen consoles and the amount of social interaction they bring along with them are one of the two major reasons why the game will never see a release on current gen consoles.
Tom Clancy’s The Division has been designed specifically for next-gen. We were only able to achieve many of the features we have in the game thanks to the power of the new generation of consoles. Those platforms have opened many new opportunities to create more immersive and dynamic worlds, and enabled us to create the universe we had envisioned for the game. This is why there are no plans to release the game on current generation platforms. Our game will be availableon Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Ubisoft also believes that the PS4 and Xbox One are industry changing products.
Absolutely. The new consoles are revolutionary machines.They have more powerful hardware, innovative input devices and services, faster memory, and the latest generation of more programmable and flexible graphic processors. This explains why expectations for this generation of games are much higher:aiming at more realism, graphical fidelity, a higher level of detail in physics and animation, etc. With the next-gen consoles, players will discover new kinds of experiences that we believe will result in industry-changing and immersive games. We’re really excited about the upcoming games;it is the beginning of an awesome new era for players.
The Division is due for the PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One in 2014.