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access_time June 14, 2013 at 3:06 PM in News by Alex Co

E3 2013: The Division “companion gaming” to be “really, really next-gen,” according to Ubisoft


In what can be considered one of the biggest surprises at this year’s E3, Ubisoft unveiled a new game during its press conference called Tom Clancy’s The Division.

While it might look like your typical standard third-person shooter, The Division is an MMORPG, or for lack of a better term, an MMOTPRPG (Massivelt Multiplayer Online Third-Person RPG), with shooter elements at its core.

So, what does The Division have that other MMORPGs can’t? While we can’t go into anything too specific now since the game’s not yet released, according to Ubisoft, its “companion gaming” is “really, really next-gen.”

For reference, companion gaming is the term Ubisoft is using for playing the game with your smartphone or tablet, which The Division supports.

This was revealed by Creative Director Nicklas Cederstrom in an exclusive interview with GotGame. Accompanied by Game Director Ryan Bernard, the duo talk about The Division and how the game will play out.

Cederstrom mentions that in The Division, once they found out that they’re developing it for next-gen, they had to make companion gaming “really incredible,” with 100 percent, real-time interaction with the game and even adds, that once you get an internet connection, you can jump straight into a game from a bird’s eye view vantage point and interact with users playing it on next-gen.

Based on what we’ve seen of The Division so far, it’s certainly on the right track and might even be Ubisoft’s first, big IP for next-gen.

The Division is set for release in winter of 2014 for the Xbox One and PS4.


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