The Division’s DLC will have timed exclusivity on Xbox One

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The Division DLC exclsuive on Xbox One

Ubisoft and Microsoft have been working hand in hand on The Division and its marketing from nearly the day it was revealed. The Xbox One is acting as the game’s lead development platform, it’s been played on Xbox One at most events, and Microsoft themselves have been punting the game ridiculously hard. So it’s no surprise then that DLC for the MMO will be exclusive to Microsoft’s platform – for a short time.

Reaffirming DLC plans for The Division, Microsoft have revealed (in conjunction with Gamestop) that all DLC will be exclusive to the Xbox One for a month, after which it will arrive on PS4 and presumably PC. This seems to be the cases for small content add-ons that the game will receive, as well as future expansions (which will probably be a lot larger).

The exclusivity window was confirmed in the promotional video below, again showing the strong relationship Microsoft has with The Division.

Of course this isn’t the first bit of timed content The Division has offered Xbox One players. The past closed beta went live a day early on Xbox One, and the same is happening with the open beta which kicks off today. Timed exclusivity isn’t at all unique either – PS4 players in particular can probably recall some Destiny content that was exclusive for a whole year.

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Although 30 days isn’t that long for smaller content, a full months wait could be the deciding factor between what platform to get The Division on when thinking about expansions. of course, if that choice is available to you. if it isn’t, then you’re just going to have to make do with the platform you’ve probably already picked, and just accept that this is the way business is done in the industry now. Ridiculous or not.

Last Updated: February 18, 2016

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • Commander Admiral Chief

    Ugh, three nasty words in the title….
    – DLC
    – timed
    – exclusivity

  • Pieter Kruger

    It’s Ubisoft, they’ve done the maths realising that the casual indie gaming PS4 has a very poor attach rate and that they’re making more money from the Xbox One gamers…….????

    • Captain JJ and his ensigns

      By giving the pc gamers Uplay to use, they’re made it easier for us to accept not getting some of their games.

    • Hammersteyn

      Activision saw a different picture with COD and Destiny

      • Captain JJ and his ensigns

        And CDPR just decided not to be assholes.

        • Hammersteyn

          Love those guys

          • Pieter Kruger

            @Ryanza, that you?

          • Captain JJ and his ensigns

            Everyone loves CDPR, they’re gamers who make games.

          • Pieter Kruger

            Got Witcher 2 for free, still have to play in sometime…

          • Captain JJ and his ensigns

            My wife is playing it now, but it’s difficult to get into at first for some.

          • miaau

            It is indeed, play on easiest and you can still die a lot in the first areas. But well worth it, once you get into it

          • Captain JJ and his ensigns

            Agreed

          • Dresden

            I am finding this out the hard way. I’m struggling a little bit with the combat compared to 1.

        • I disagree. I asked them to switch my
          Witcher Collectors edition key over to steam and they told me to buy the game again.

          • Hammersteyn

            did you tell them you support DRM?

          • I tried but they just wouldn’t listen. I’ll support DRM any day of the week if it makes my life easier. Steam > Galaxy every single day of the week.

          • Captain JJ and his ensigns

            Agreed.

          • Captain JJ and his ensigns

            I would have loved it if they could do that.
            But I didn’t bother asking. I just bought it again for Steam.

      • Pieter Kruger

        Nope, Activision made an uninformed guess working only on number of consoles sold, Ubi actually did the math!????

        • Captain JJ and his ensigns

          Ubi maths:
          four croissants > three croissants
          Therefor everyone likes croissants

          • Hammersteyn

            ^This

        • Hammersteyn

          Oh I get it, they used the same maths MS did. The one where they stopped looking at consoles sold and instead are focusing on XBOX live connections

          • Captain JJ and his ensigns

            If their research is anything like what they used to decide to sell Xbox games on the Windows Store then they’re in dire need of new analysts.

          • Hammersteyn

            Moar Croissants!

          • Captain JJ and his ensigns

            YES!
            XD

          • Pieter Kruger

            It’s actually very basic math come to think of it and you regularly see Xbox One outselling PS4 for the same game on the charts too so……

          • Hammersteyn

            Like?

          • Pieter Kruger

            I’m so sorry, you mistook me for Google there for a moment…..????????????

          • Hammersteyn

            That’s okay, I’ll take your word for it. In no way would you ever make these things up

          • Pieter Kruger

            I’m glad you agree then!????????????

          • Pieter Kruger

            And yes, I DID “Like” you comment already……

    • Troll level is strong with this one

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      How did last nights farming go?

      • Stopped when you stopped, Admiral went for a break and I fell asleep xD

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I honestly don’t see the point of timed exclusive DLC. Exclusive games or DLC yes, even timed exclusive games, but not timed exclusive DLC.

    They must pay for the dubious privilege of having it. So is it supposed to sell consoles? Because I highly doubt many people choose one platform over another if one of them gets a stupid skin for a game both have first. All it seems to do is give the console manufacturer a chance to brag about how they’re “the best” choice for a game and for fanboys to go “neener neener we got it first!”

    • Pieter Kruger

      Exactly, that monies should rather go towards 1st party development!

    • Captain JJ and his ensigns

      Nothing “timed” exclusive is okay.
      Either give us the game, or don’t give us the game. But don’t favour the one who pays the most, that’s just scummy.

  • Captain JJ and his ensigns

    Well f** you.
    Timed exclusives is the cancer of modern gaming.
    Full exclusives are fine, but timed exclusives are just wrong.

    • Loftus The Primal BeastMaster

      but…but… i though drm is the cancer? 🙂

      • Captain JJ and his ensigns

        Haha. Ryanza’s influence is real! 😀
        My phone line is dead since yesterday. My Steam games still seem to work. So I’m happy 🙂

        • Loftus The Primal BeastMaster

          Hahahaha that man is a one man army against drm. but let’s not spark another fight like yesterday

          • miaau

            I can agree with that wholesale.

        • miaau

          My steam games work fine, BUT I do have to login, say, once every two or three weeks. I hardly ever reboot my laptop, so this I know.

          Also, sometimes, games work with a reboot and offline mode AND other times, I must get my laptop on the net before I can play. Have not figured out the cycle. But is a small price to pay, get cell out pocket, do hotspot, login, switch off hotspot, play Civ Beyond Earth (Holidays last year)

          • Captain JJ and his ensigns

            Yea, it’s not too much of an effort, I’ve found also.
            I even played a few online games with hotspot (takes surprisingly little data). But at the moment I’m busy with Bastion…then might replay Transistor. 🙂

  • Hammersteyn

    But by now most gamers has chosen a platform and it’s no secret which one they least prefer. So this is rather silly.

    • Captain JJ and his ensigns

      Yea. It’s like they think that the people who made the decision to buy the (superior :P) PS4 will suddenly pawn them for the Xbone, or the money will fall from the sky so they can just buy both.

  • Loftus The Primal BeastMaster

    Gaming companies shouldn’t push a console agenda down consumers throat. Both sides of the console customers are getting fed up with this made up console wars

  • HairyEwok

    Doesn’t bother me at all…. Just like Tomb Raider all things will come out for all platforms eventually.

  • ElimiNathan

    All these timed exclusives are hurting the gaming industry. Companies at war with their products are supposed to offer things the opposition doesn’t but timed exclusives aren’t the way to go

  • Vernon Jonker

    hahaha

    • Hammersteyn

      ROFL

  • Marcus

    The closer this games gets to launch the more bad news it gets. I don’t get exclusives, what’s the point? If I was a game developer I would want as many people as possible to play me game. And now a timed exclusive???? WTF is that supposed to mean???

    Instead of this stupid console war, make a game that’s multi-platform! BANG! Best seller! Something gamers want and studios should strive for.

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