Tom Clancy's 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 week's highs and lows in PC gaming

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Every Friday the PC Gamer team turns around, bright eyes, and looks back at the best and the worst of the previous week. Thoughts on Far Cry 4, Dota 2 stream etiquette, and how many games is too many when it comes to Steam…


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 Week's Highs And Lows In PC Gaming

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Each week the PC Gamer team clambers onto a really big couch and recounts the best and worst moments of the past seven days. On this page you get the good stuff. On the next page, the not so good stuff. Guess which one the Oculus buyout is in…

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?


Expect Titanfall, Witcher 3, previously unannounced Square Enix game trailers at VGX

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This year’s VGX (which, in case you’re confused, is a rebranding of Spike’s Video Game awards) should be even more exciting than usual. Oh, sure, there are the new consoles and the unveiling of new brands and sequels designed for them, but there will also be some brand new trailers for us PC gamers.


Gamescom 2013: all the stories from day one

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Gamescom hasn't officially started yet, but even though the doors are closed, the big players decided to show off some games anyway. Possibly in a smelly old shack out the back. Between their excitable gibber, and the pre-announcements being excreted through the interwireless digiclouds, we've already gleaned plenty of info about The Future of Electronic Computer Gaming.

Here's your round-up of the first day's PC news.


Tom Clancy's The Division is coming to PC

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After umming and ahhing about a PC version of the Division for several months now, Ubisoft has finally confirmed that, yes, the most interesting Tom Clancy game on the horizon is indeed coming to PC - and apparently we have ourselves to thank for this decision. Well, not me exactly and perhaps not even you - I'm talking about the thousands of people that signed the petition, wrote comments on things and made all those sacrifices to Kali. Their hard work has apparently paid off, as revealed just now on the Ubiblog.


Every game at E3 2013 and its PC release outlook

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Now that the blinding glare of every major publisher simultaneously projecting marketing at us has dimmed, we have a clearer picture of what E3 2013 revealed, what's important to us, and what we expect to be playing on PC within the next couple years. And here it all is.


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.


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."


Best E3 trailers of 2013

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This year's conference has been the best in years. We've seen lots of footage of announced games, and almost as much of until-now unannounced ones. Check our list to keep up with the best PC games of E3 2013, discover six reasons why the PC is winning the show and read our take on the press conference that PC gamers deserve for an overview of all that's gone on in the last few action-packed days in PC land.

To boot, we've also pulled all of the best videos of the show into one place so you can absorb moving images of the finest games on the show floor this year and decide which ones look most promising. Make a nice hot drink and enjoy the best that the show has to offer.


Tom Clancy's The Division devs are "not ruling out any platforms for the future"

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Tom Clancy's The Division developers Massive are keeping their options open for future expansion beyond the announced Xbone and PS4 versions. They're currently "optimizing the experience for next gen consoles" they say on Twitter, but they're "not ruling out any platforms for the future."

The "online open-world action-RPG" enjoyed a very good showing at the Ubisoft press conference on Monday. It's a third person shooter set in a crumbling plague-infested New York city. Squad-based combat against NPCs morphed into a PvP battle towards the end of the video, which raises questions about the size of that online world. Latency still hamstrings precise shooting mechanics on servers above a certain scale. I wonder if games like The Division and Bungie's Destiny will be divided into more manageable 50-100 player servers, a la Day Z.


Ubisoft announces Tom Clancy's The Division, a third-person shooter MMORPG set after a plague

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Tom Clancy’s The Division, announced today at Ubisoft's E3 press conference, is an open world third-person shooter MMORPG set in the destroyed ruins of a plague-ridden New York City. Ubisoft Massive, developers of parts of Far Cry 3 and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, will be the studio in charge of development—check out the first trailer inside.