The Division will no longer have a companion app

The days of every blockbuster title getting a superfluous companion app appear to be coming to an end, with Ubisoft's announcement that it is spiking The Division's app. A rep from Massive Entertainment advised IGN that the app has been abandoned because it "created an imbalance", but it may well have been abandoned because no one likes companion apps.

Is that true, though? I saw the app in action last year during a hands-off preview and it seemed okay, but then – when you sit down to play a slick cooperative shooter, no one wants to be assigned to a tablet screen. Interestingly, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate will have no companion app either, which is just as well, considering how tedious the functionality was in last year's instalment.


Shaun is PC Gamer’s Australian Editor. He loves masochistic platformers but lacks the skill and grace to complete them. He has four broken keyboards hidden under his desk, filed between an emergency six-pack of Reschs and five years worth of XXL promotional t-shirts. He stares out the window a lot.
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