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The Division will no longer have a companion app

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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 Prescott
Shaun is PC Gamer’s Australian editor and news writer. He mostly plays platformers and RPGs, and keeps a close eye on anything of particular interest to antipodean audiences. He (rather obsessively) tracks the movements of the Doom modding community, too.