The Division

Tom Clancy's The Division gets new story trailer revealed at Ubisoft E3 event

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Ubisoft showed off new footage from Tom Clancy's The Division at E3 today. As opposed to the gameplay we saw earlier today at the Microsoft event, this trailer dove deep into the human stories that lie behind the broken buildings in the New York post-apocalypse.

The Division E3 2014 footage shows co-op combat in snowy New York

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Fresh footage of The Division was shown at the Microsoft E3 press conference at E3 2014 today. A squad of four players navigated the snowy streets of dilapidated New York, battling what appeared to be NPC enemies on the way to a huge safehouse. Flamethrowers and strobe grenades were involved.


Watch the Ubisoft E3 2014 press conference live

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Between Microsoft and EA we're well into E3 2014's trailer assault by now, but wait, there's more! Ubi always put on an odd show, but it'll worth enduring the onstage awkwardness if we get another good look at Assassin's Creed: Unity and its four-player co-op mode. We're expecting Far Cry 4 to break cover as well, and Ubisoft also showed its promising apocalyptic survival shooter, The Division, at the Microsoft conference. There may also be some breakdancing and a cabaret of some description, because Ubisoft. Prepare thyself.


Tom Clancy's The Division delayed to 2015

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The biggest news out of Ubisoft today is that Far Cry 4, which trades a tropical paradise for the cold of the Himalayas, will release in November. The quieter news is that Tom Clancy's The Division, also scheduled for this year, is being delayed. I imagine this decision being made after an old-fashioned Wild West showdown in the streets. "This town ain't big enough for the both of us," said Far Cry 4, menacing a pistol. "Well, uh, see you in 2015?" said The Division, as it jumped on a horse and rode off into the future.


The Division GDC trailer showcases Snowdrop engine's visuals, flexibility

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During Ubisoft Massive's latest video tour of The Division's impressive Snowdrop engine at GDC 2014, one developer likened his ease of creating a bleak depiction of urban decay to tinkering with a Lego set. That's definitely not the same kind of Legos I remember growing up with, but the analogy is pretty apt considering the studio's deep drive to portray a massively multiplayer post-apocalyptic city in as much detail as possible.


The Division will have "full-fledged, optimized" PC version, says developers

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At this point, it seems to be a given that PCs - at least those created for gaming over the last couple of years - can easily keep pace with, and in many cases beat, what's currently being done on the next-gen consoles. That's not to say the future is a certainty, especially when a game's performance is often less about the inherent power of your system, and more about the developer's specific efforts to optimise and support a platform.

So what of Ubisoft's Massive Entertainment's Tom Clancy's The Division? It's certainly the prettiest post-apocalyptic wasteland around, but will its dynamic lighting and uber-particles look quite as spiffy on our PCs. According to a community Q&A session with the developers, yes.


The Division engine trailer shows bleak beauty, police car destruction

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Ubisoft are promising the world with this engine trailer for their upcoming Clancy-'em-up The Division. It's not a particularly nice world that they're promising, but it is still extremely pretty in its realisation of bleak decay. And if that wasn't enough, there are also some lovely lighting effects to enjoy. In the end, is that not a suitable replacement for warmth, hope and love?


PC Gamer Podcast #361 - Samurai Kangaroo Cavalry

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This week, Evan, Tyler, T.J., and Cory recap news from Gamescom: Diablo, XCOM, Elder Scrolls, and more. We compare notes on our current adventures in Saints Row IV, and T.J. vastly exceeds the legal limit for Bohemian Rhapsody lyric puns in a single podcast.

Ubisoft still won't rule out PC release of The Division

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If there’s one thing people won’t rule out these days, it’s the possibility of a game being released on the PC. Bungie wouldn’t rule it out for Destiny, Kojima wouldn’t rule it out for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and now Ubisoft won’t rule it out for Tom Clancy's The Division.


PC Gamer Podcast #356 - Scrolls and Skrulls

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This week, we're finally going to finish talking about E3. We promise. Specifically, which games from the show that might come to the PC do we want to see on our platform the most? Plus, we go in-depth on Mojang's new card battle game thing, Scrolls. And T.J. claims to actually enjoy Marvel Heroes, but how do we really know he wasn't replaced by some kind of alien bent on the subjugation of Earth?

The Division will ask players to rebuild New York's infrastructure

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Ubisoft made a big splash with Tom Clancy's The Division at E3 this year (it was one of our favorite things at the show), but aside from a gameplay video and some outrageous noise about the game possibly not coming to PC, real details have been thin on the ground. Enter Ubisoft’s official blog, with a huge pile of info about the upcoming open-world MMORPG. Communication Manager (and former PCG (Editor-in-Chief) Gary Steinman laid out a ton of specifics, so let’s dive right in.


PC Gamer Podcast 355 - E3 2013

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With our time at E3 2013 last week still fresh in our minds, Logan, Evan, Tyler, and new managing editor Cory Banks sit down to talk about what we saw, played, liked, and didn't at the show.

Explore the nature of mankind in PC Gamer Podcast 355 - E3 2013.

The Division: Ubisoft encourages players to sign PC petition - over 50,000 do

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Two games at E3 occupied the frustrating position of looking Quite Good, yet only being confirmed for consoles. But where Bungie's Destiny remains tantalisingly out of reach, Ubisoft's latest Clancyesque shooter - The Division - has been more vocal in its teasing of a possible PC future. According to DSOGaming, the game's developers - while taking part in a Machinima livestream - encouraged PC players to "sign petitions, get on the forums and post their requests."


PC Gamer's Best of E3 2013

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Once you got past the spectacle of Microsoft and Sony competing for the honor of delivering the console that promised to annoy gamers the least, it was impossible not to see a fantastic year ahead for PC gamers. Across every genre and from the biggest studios to the greenest fledgling indies we found something on the show floor (an overwhelming arena of animatronic monsters, light shows, and pounding wubwub) to arouse PC gamers of every stripe. So that wasn’t the problem. The tough part was winnowing down the list of nominees for our Best in Show accolades.