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In a move that will definitely not rub some people the wrong way at all for any reason whatsoever, developer Ubisoft just released a blog post stating that the first two paid expansions for Tom Clancy’s The Division will have a 30-day exclusivity for players on the Xbox One.

The first expansion, titled ‘Underground‘ and coming at some point in June, is set in the many underground tunnels and subway stations of Manhattan and has teams hunt and fight the dangerous enemies lurking there in close quarters as both a lone wolf and a valuable member of a squad.

The second expansion, titled ‘Survival‘ and is set to release somewhere in the summer of this year, puts players survival skills to the tests as they collect valuable resources in hostile territory. For more information on The Division‘s post-release content, you can check out an article we wrote right here. These expansions and more are available in the game’s season pass but can also be purchased separately.

Ubisoft notes that, while these 2 paid expansions will be exclusive to Microsoft’s console for 30 days, the planned free content updates will be coming to all platforms at the same time. The final paid expansion called ‘The Last Stand‘ will also be released on all platforms simultaneously when it gets released at some point during the winter of 2016.

We’ve written quite a few articles on The Division in the months leading up to the release. Earlier today we reported on a huge datamine done by some diligent Redditors which you can read here, and we’ve got a first impressions after yours truly played the closed beta which is available for your perusal here.

Tom Clancy’s The Division is coming out tomorrow for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. If you are one of the lucky few who got their hands on a PlayStation 4 copy early you can jump in and play the game now. The servers just went live!

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Chris Anderson

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I've been playing games since I was just barely able to walk, and I never really stopped playing them. When I'm not fulfilling my duties as senior staff writer and tech reviewer, I'm either working on music, producing one of two podcasts or doing freelance work.



  • Dindu Nuffin

    Exclusivity of any sort on multi-platform games is absolutely scummy. You’re punishing users for choosing the “wrong” choice.

    Imagine a restaurant. Imagine being told you have to wait an extra two hours for your meal because you went in via the front door, not the side. Now imagine having paid in ADVANCE for that meal.

    Yeah.

  • Bitterbear

    There’s plenty of other restaurants and meals you know. Or are you going to go the lesbian wedding cake route?

  • DrearierSpider

    3rd party developers really need to stop shilling to Sony and Microsoft with this type of shit. This doesn’t add value to any consumer, it just takes it away from ~2/3rds of your customers.

  • BurntToShreds

    Still better than Destiny, where exclusive content has been withheld from Xbox players for a year. Whole missions and weapons being withheld for a year in a game where content is pretty damn scarce to begin with is reprehensible.

  • Rurik

    I was on the fence about buying this game and this has pushed me into the avoid side. Not that 30 days is that big deal but it clearly showing the game is catering them. When they original reported they go extra mile for PC and make the game better then xbox version.

  • Chris Anderson

    To be fair, I don’t think they are going back on their promise by bringing some content to a specific platform a month before they bring it to others. What they said about the PC version is that it was built from the ground up for PC, with a ton of different options specific to the PC. This has very little to do with how and when they bring what to whom.

  • Chris Anderson

    Exclusivity is never for the consumer. Ubisoft is a company, whose aim is to maximize profits, and Microsoft gave them a ton of cache for a timed exclusive. Doesn’t make it right or fair, obviously, but it does make sense from a business standpoint.

  • Kev Lew

    seeing as I am waiting for tyhe full game plus season p[ass to be out before a friend and I even think about purchase for PC, can’t say I am worried. Exclusivity like this messes with the total playerbase but IMO the division is all hype minimal impact. the PvP may make it last 2 months instead of evolves 1.