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The Division won’t be “downgraded” on PC

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Massive Entertainment’s open world MMO shooter The Division raised a great many eyebrows when it was revealed by Ubisoft – because it looks frankly incredible. Many have come to distrust anything Ubisoft shows off though, especially since the great big Watch Dogs “downgrade” debacle. Massive really wants you to know that they won’t be downgrading anything. In fact, they want to play to each system’s strengths.

The PC version, especially, won’t be “downgraded” to make the console versions look better, says Massive’s Martin Hulberg.

“Downgrading is a weird term to use. Obviously, we want to make a game that looks the best it can on its respective format, so Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC,” he said in an interview with Open World Games as transcribed by Gamespot. “So I think the term downgrade is a bit confusing and weird because we’re trying to get the most out of every machine we use. So Xbox gets its attention, PlayStation gets its attention, and PC of course will be able to cram it up a bit more depending on the hardware you have.”

Resolution and frame rate will be determined on a platform basis – and not some sort of parity.

“We address every console, every platform as its own version, so we try to stay away from the thing where you go for the least common denominator and everybody suffers for it,” he said. “We want to make a good experience on all respective formats.”

In somewhat related news, rumour suggest that the game will be getting a beta – that’s headed to the Xbox One first, according to serial internet gaming news leaker shinobi602

Forgetting Ubisoft’s past transgressions and the online nature of The Division for a moment – I have to say I’m very keen on The Division. From what I’ve seen, it’s a proper, hardcore tactical  RPG, that can be played alone if you hate other people on the internet ruining your games as much as I do.

Last Updated: November 6, 2014


  1. Captain JJ the pout

    November 6, 2014 at 11:04

    Not downgraded for pc? But I thought it’s using Uplay.


    • Mark Treloar

      November 6, 2014 at 11:46

      no its using Udon’tPlay


  2. Hammersteyn

    November 6, 2014 at 11:08

    • Captain JJ the pout

      November 6, 2014 at 11:10

      Haha. Excellent


    • Aries

      November 6, 2014 at 11:16

      This going to go on whole month


    • OVG

      November 6, 2014 at 11:30

      That GIF is fantastic.


    • Johann

      November 6, 2014 at 11:31

      What anime is this from?!


    • Francois Knoetze

      November 6, 2014 at 11:57

      Hahaha! dude you just made my day! I am not a pc gamer and chances are unlikely I ever will be. but that was funny.


    • Norm (@e3zype3zy)

      November 6, 2014 at 15:01

      Can’t stop watching this! :,D


    • RustedFaith

      November 6, 2014 at 15:40

      ROFL made my day 😛


    • Brady

      November 6, 2014 at 22:01

      You forgot to add torrents in that gif


      • Hammersteyn

        November 7, 2014 at 07:37



    • john vicky

      November 7, 2014 at 12:33

      ha ha ..nice gif… this gif trying to seduce me…lol…


    • Johann

      November 8, 2014 at 16:25

      Ok started to watch this series and it’s actually quite funny. This girl’s rants are the best.


  3. Captain JJ the pout

    November 6, 2014 at 11:17

    So he’s admitting that they do downgrade for pc.
    I don’t know how they think it’s going to help faze out the pc, or help people buy consoles instead.


    • RustedFaith

      November 6, 2014 at 15:43

      Its not about sales MS and Sony promised 1080p next gen gaming at 60fps. They are doing this to fool the console scrubs in thinking that its the same power as a pc.

      Its as simple as that.


  4. OVG

    November 6, 2014 at 11:28

    At least the consoles get that Cinematic 30fps feel. SUCK on that Master Race 😛


    • Mark Treloar

      November 6, 2014 at 12:01

      Yeah but they don’t have GTA at 4k


    • RustedFaith

      November 6, 2014 at 15:45

      Yes how are the master race going to cope we are getting a un cinematic 60fps or rather prob more over 100fps.

      How are we going to make it .


  5. Admiral Chief 0

    November 6, 2014 at 11:29



  6. Viking Of Divinity

    November 6, 2014 at 13:11

    I’ll believe it’s not being Downgraded when I PC gameplay on launch day. #NeverForget


    • Brady miaau

      November 6, 2014 at 15:36

      downgraded does not mean upgraded though.


    • RustedFaith

      November 6, 2014 at 15:46

      Amen brother!


  7. RustedFaith

    November 6, 2014 at 15:47

    I will pirate it first to confirm the PR spin before I buy.

    You only have yourself to blame Doodiesoft.


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