PC version of The Division had to be kept “in check with consoles”

The Devision System Requirements Released

PC version of The Division had to be kept “in check with consoles” 

 

The PC version of The Division had to be kept “keep it in check with consoles because it would kind of be unfair just to push it so far away from them,” confirming that the PC version of the game has been held back by the relative power of the consoles. 

Thankfully the developer also stated that the PC version of the game is a dedicated build of the title, rather than a ported version of the console release, something that was already confirmed by the developer. Giving the PC version a specific build has allowed the game to support Multi-GPU setups and multi-screen setup much more easily as not limitations have been carried over from the console version. 

 

It is definitely a [factor],

But one good thing about The Division is that we’ve always considered PC as a separate platform. I’ve worked on projects before where the PC version’s a port from a console, so it carries those limitations over, but we’ve always been in the mind that we’ll have a dedicated PC build, so it hasn’t really held it back too much.

 

The PC version of the game has been stated to have been held back by the console versions of the game, with many PC gamers complaining that the great graphics found in the early E3 trailers have been taken away from the PC version for the sake of the console versions. 

 

      We do have to kind of keep it (The PC version) in check with consoles because it would kind of be unfair just to push it so far away from them.

 

 

Below are the system requirements for the PC version of the game, requirements that are pretty reasonable for a Ubisift PC game in 2016, especially when compared to the recent Assassin’s Creed games. 

 

Minimum Requirements

– OS: Windows XP / Vista

– CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ / Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 2.66GHz

– Ram: 3GB

– Hard Drive: 20GB

– DirectX: DX11

– Video Card: AMD R7 250 / Nvidia Geforce GTS 450

 

Recommended Requirements

– OS: Windows 7

– CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T / Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz

– Ram: 6GB

– Hard Drive: 20GB

– DirectX: DX11

– Video Card: AMD R9 280 / Nvidia Geforce GTX 760

 

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