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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.

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

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

    Reply

  2. Pieter Kruger

    February 18, 2016 at 08:19

    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…….????

    Reply

    • Captain JJ and his ensigns

      February 18, 2016 at 08:34

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

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      February 18, 2016 at 08:34

      Activision saw a different picture with COD and Destiny

      Reply

      • Captain JJ and his ensigns

        February 18, 2016 at 08:35

        And CDPR just decided not to be assholes.

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          February 18, 2016 at 08:36

          Love those guys

          Reply

          • Pieter Kruger

            February 18, 2016 at 08:37

            @Ryanza, that you?

          • Captain JJ and his ensigns

            February 18, 2016 at 08:39

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

          • Pieter Kruger

            February 18, 2016 at 08:40

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

          • Captain JJ and his ensigns

            February 18, 2016 at 08:41

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

          • miaau

            February 18, 2016 at 08:57

            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

            February 18, 2016 at 09:00

            Agreed

          • Dresden

            February 18, 2016 at 22:11

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

        • Kromas untamed

          February 18, 2016 at 08:45

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

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            February 18, 2016 at 08:46

            did you tell them you support DRM?

          • Kromas untamed

            February 18, 2016 at 08:48

            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

            February 18, 2016 at 08:48

            Agreed.

          • Captain JJ and his ensigns

            February 18, 2016 at 08:46

            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

        February 18, 2016 at 08:36

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

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        • Captain JJ and his ensigns

          February 18, 2016 at 08:38

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

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          • Hammersteyn

            February 18, 2016 at 08:39

            ^This

        • Hammersteyn

          February 18, 2016 at 08:41

          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

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          • Captain JJ and his ensigns

            February 18, 2016 at 08:43

            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

            February 18, 2016 at 08:44

            Moar Croissants!

          • Captain JJ and his ensigns

            February 18, 2016 at 08:44

            YES!
            XD

          • Pieter Kruger

            February 18, 2016 at 08:47

            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

            February 18, 2016 at 08:47

            Like?

          • Pieter Kruger

            February 18, 2016 at 08:48

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

          • Hammersteyn

            February 18, 2016 at 08:50

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

          • Pieter Kruger

            February 18, 2016 at 08:55

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

          • Pieter Kruger

            February 18, 2016 at 08:49

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

    • RinceThis

      February 18, 2016 at 09:25

      Troll level is strong with this one

      Reply

  3. Ottokie

    February 18, 2016 at 08:20

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      February 18, 2016 at 08:27

      How did last nights farming go?

      Reply

      • Ottokie

        February 18, 2016 at 08:28

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

        Reply

  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    February 18, 2016 at 08:27

    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!”

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    • Pieter Kruger

      February 18, 2016 at 08:30

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

      Reply

    • Captain JJ and his ensigns

      February 18, 2016 at 08:32

      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.

      Reply

  5. Captain JJ and his ensigns

    February 18, 2016 at 08:30

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

    Reply

    • Loftus The Primal BeastMaster

      February 18, 2016 at 08:44

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

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      • Captain JJ and his ensigns

        February 18, 2016 at 08:45

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

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        • Loftus The Primal BeastMaster

          February 18, 2016 at 08:48

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

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          • miaau

            February 18, 2016 at 08:55

            I can agree with that wholesale.

        • miaau

          February 18, 2016 at 08:55

          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)

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          • Captain JJ and his ensigns

            February 18, 2016 at 08:57

            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. 🙂

  6. Hammersteyn

    February 18, 2016 at 08:35

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

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    • Captain JJ and his ensigns

      February 18, 2016 at 08:36

      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.

      Reply

  7. Loftus The Primal BeastMaster

    February 18, 2016 at 08:40

    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

    Reply

  8. HairyEwok

    February 18, 2016 at 08:59

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

    Reply

  9. ElimiNathan

    February 18, 2016 at 09:10

    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

    Reply

  10. Vernon Jonker

    February 18, 2016 at 10:08

    hahaha

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    • Hammersteyn

      February 18, 2016 at 10:35

      ROFL

      Reply

  11. Marcus

    February 18, 2016 at 10:24

    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.

    Reply

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