Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Rumor: The Division Downgraded On PC

According to statements supposedly made by an anonymous employee at Ubisoft Massive in Sweden, the PC version of The Division is being downgraded much the same way Watch Dogs was when it shipped. The whole story seems dodgy to me, I'd take this with a asteroid-sized grain of salt.

Right now we already took out quite a lot of screen space reflections from the game and are working on asset management the best we can given consoles have that great unified memory. Naturally we will also be using online servers and have to produce a synchronization that higher graphics add to the latency so it had to be turned down. To me it still looks good, but not as good as the original reveal. I am sure as we get closer to launch and the actual console versions of the game featuring SD (Snowdrop) that it will start to seem all too obvious to people especially those on PCs. I just wanted to write and let you know that it definitely is not just stability but marketing politics plays into this a lot as well.