The Division Gets New Footage Showcasing Impressive Weather and Lighting Effects
Eurogamer Portugal has released a new teaser video for Tom Clancy’s The Division, showcasing some rather impressive weather and lighting effects from the Xbox One version. While the video is not of the greatest quality, and given that the footage is taken from the Xbox One version, it doesn’t seem to look quite bad, and somewhat better than the previously released videos we have seen. It could also be that the other two versions of the game, namely the PS4 and PC, could look quite a bit better as well.
Things are starting to look a bit better on the visual front for The Division
Tom Clancy’s The Division has been criticized for its less than impressive visual quality for the last few months and Ubisoft accused of yet another case of a downgrade. Ever since its initial announcement, Tom Clancy’s The Division has appeared less and less impressive in terms of visuals with each new demonstration, and while it is understandable that certain compromises have to be made to accommodate some less powerful hardware, the initially demonstrated vision promised so much more, so it comes to no surprise that people took notice. The footage, while not totally indicative of the visual quality of the finished game, goes a bit towards renewing some of the faith lost from fans.
The Division can be enjoyed as a solo experience, albeit with a little bit more multitasking
0ommunity Developer Hamish Bode, during an interview with lazygamer at rAge, explains that The Division will require you to multitask more in order to progress through the game alone, and the beta will give players the chance to experience the different ways in which objectives could be tackled.
“For example: I could specialize in a more long-range approach and you could be more up close [if playing together]. You’d have to be a little more multitasking if you were alone, or just try what works. That’s what’s interesting about the beta – people are going to find all sorts of ways that work for them.”
Tom Clancy’s The Division has a planned release date of March 8, 2016 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. We will bring you any new information on The Division as soon as it becomes available.