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The Division an RPG to support smart phones, not dogs

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Remember when I told you about the use of tablets in The Division? Well, questions about OS and phones are now answered, as is the most important question of all – if it’s truly next generation, does it have dogs?

The companion app to The Division looks impressive, but it won’t be exclusive to one platform. In fact, it won’t even be exclusive to one type of mobile device:

We’re shooting for all the major mobile OS for release, including both phones and tablets, so Android, iOS and Windows. In terms of tablets compared to smartphones, there may be a slight difference between screen type and quality but overall it will be the exact same experience.

So, whether you lie in bed with your iPhone, Galaxy Note or Asus Transformer, you will get the same app. It’s really cool to play as a drone using the mobile device, and I also like that as they develop the game, they’re planning to allow players to customize and upgrade the drone. 

You can also expect to customize and upgrade your character and gear:

We are an RPG first and foremost. So the emphasis for the game is definitely on skill/talent synergies along with your weapon characteristics. We are a Clancy game, we are also an open-world game but really we’re an RPG first. Gear will be important, levels will be important, modifications to weapons will be important… everything that makes a fantastic RPG will be important to the game.

However, Ubisoft is trying to keep the game balanced so that old and new players are able to play together without experiencing a huge gap in loot. I guess this means I won’t be running around with 50 pairs of leather pants.

Finally, we have the question of dogs. There does seem to be a trend of dogs making more of an appearance in games – perhaps it’s to counter all the cats on the internet? In any event, will dogs play a role in The Division?

Well, it’s a next-gen game so obviously it’s got to have dogs! No, dogs won’t have any special significance other than the fact that New York has over 300,000 dogs living in the city, so imagine if they are all let loose at once… You may encounter some particularly nasty ones, but no they don’t play a significant role.

Awesome, I’d love to see all the tiny rich dogs fending for themselves! Toy Poms with diamond collars taking on survivors for the last bit of food or water. That said, it could be cool to see packs of dogs roaming the city, fighting warring factions. It certainly might add something to the game, although I’d be more worried about the giant rats in the sewers – those things are bigger than my cats!

Last Updated: September 2, 2013

24 Comments

  1. RinceThisNintypoo

    September 2, 2013 at 10:40

    What about cats?! Where are the cats in games?!

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    • Sargon

      September 2, 2013 at 10:41

      Because cats suck. And they have the disease. Dogs are all secretly Wolf Ninjas and deserve your respect!

      Reply

      • RinceThisNintypoo

        September 2, 2013 at 10:42

        • HvR

          September 2, 2013 at 10:45

          Rosemary’s baby that one, will suck out your soul when you are sleeping.

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          • RinceThisNintypoo

            September 2, 2013 at 10:49

            Agreed just look at the swagger…

        • Sargon

          September 2, 2013 at 10:49

          Is that a rat?! It looks sickly…

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        • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

          September 2, 2013 at 10:58

          OH MY GOD THAT IS SO CUTE, HOLY SH*T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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          • RinceThisNintypoo

            September 2, 2013 at 11:02

            You say that now… But when you are asleep… Man, you don’t want to know…

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 2, 2013 at 11:23

            It’ll sleep on your neck… and then when you least expect it, a slash of claw to the jugular!

          • RinceThisNintypoo

            September 2, 2013 at 11:24

            At first I thought ‘banana wants to sleep on me neck’… 0-O Was rather damn worried!

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          September 2, 2013 at 11:21

          Cats! Truly the greatest species on this planet. All Hail our Feline Overlords!

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      • Mark Treloar

        September 2, 2013 at 10:56

        This is a wolf ninja? Also dogs are loud, cats by nature are silent stalkers; therefore NINJA!!!

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      • Devourer of Small Bunnies

        September 2, 2013 at 11:44

        HEATHEN. BEGONE! THIS IS THE INTERNET MOFO. Cats or gtfo

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        • Sargon

          September 2, 2013 at 12:48

          Old ladies with cat diseases. I’ll never understand you or your ilk. 😛

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          • Devourer of Small Bunnies

            September 2, 2013 at 13:45

            😛 you know you wanna stroke it

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 2, 2013 at 10:43

      There you go.

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      • Admiral Chief Raider of Tombs

        September 2, 2013 at 11:37

        XD

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    • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

      September 2, 2013 at 10:46

      Cat’s are like the Master Race, a bunch of hipster eltists 😛

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      • RinceThisNintypoo

        September 2, 2013 at 10:51

        Hhaha! Careful, Admiral will hammertime you!

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        September 2, 2013 at 11:25

        but they’re so cute… 🙁

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        • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

          September 2, 2013 at 11:33

          That’s what they used to say about Miley. Okay, I’m not going down that road on a Monday.

          Reply

  2. Sargon

    September 2, 2013 at 10:40

    Finally. A reason to use my iPad! 😉

    Reply

  3. Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

    September 2, 2013 at 11:07

    Like I had always said, Nintendo was really onto something with the second screen……

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  4. Skyblue

    September 2, 2013 at 16:14

    All I could focus on through all that was:

    “…we are also an open-world game but really we’re an RPG first. Gear will be important, levels will be important, modifications to weapons will be important… everything that makes a fantastic RPG will be important to the game.”

    I got a serious case of Cantfukkenwait now!

    Reply

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