Division

The Division’s Floodgates Open on PC

The Division is still about six weeks away, but it would be silly for Ubisoft to wait until March to start building up hype for Massive’s new loot-driven shooter-game that probably has a lot in common with Diablo but I’m not sure since I haven’t played it. I could’ve hyphenated all those words, but I’m too nice.

A bunch of impressions rolled out today as the embargo lifted for the PC version of The Division. A lot of journalists and Youtubers were allowed to see and even play the game for a bit of time. Today they’re offering their opinions on the game:

PC Gamer

Rock Paper Shotgun

Examiner

There are also a couple Youtube videos in which players talk about the PC version of The Division while showing footage of the Xbox One game, because though they played it, they weren’t allowed to record it.

The bad news is that nobody really seemed to love the game, but also nobody outright hated it, either. Enemies might be a bit too bullet-spongy, a truly technical term, but Jackfrags commended the game on its customization. It’s definitely an interesting game that people want to see more of before they make any final decisions. They all seemed impressed with the PC version, and went as far as to clarify that this wasn’t simply a port. I myself am cautiously interested. I’ve sunk hundreds hours into Diablo 3, so clearly I have a soft spot for loot-driven RPGs. We’ll just have to see if the shooter trappings agree with me. 

Ubisoft posted a blog about PC features, as well as released system requirements for the game.

 

Minimum Requirements

Supported OS: Windows® 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only).

Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 | AMD FX-6100, or better.

RAM: 6GB

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 with 2 GB VRAM (current equivalent NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760) | AMD Radeon HD 7770 with 2 GB VRAM, or better.

Notebook support: Laptop models of these desktop cards may work as long as they are on-par in terms of performance with at least the minimum configuration.

DirectX: Version 11

Hard Drive Space: 40 GB available space.

Recommended Requirements

Supported OS: Windows® 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)

Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 | AMD FX-8350, or better.

RAM: 8GB

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 | AMD Radeon R9 290, or better.

Notebook support: Laptop models of these desktop cards may work as long as they are on-par in terms of performance with at least the minimum configuration.

DirectX: Version 11

Hard Drive Space: 40 GB available space.

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