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Tom Clancy’s: The Division is the latest Tom Clancy game from Ubisoft coming to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC this March. This game is going to be an open world third-person shooter with survival elements built in. Both the specs for The Division as well as information on the PC port have been revealed today so PC players interested in the game know what their options are.

First off it’s good to know exactly what kind of system will be required to run The Division, they are as follows:

Minimum Configuration

Supported OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit only)
Processor:
Intel Core i5 | AMD FX-6100 or better

RAM: 6GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForde GTX 560 with 2 GB VRAM (current equivalent NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760) | AMD Radeon HD 7770 with 2 GB VRAM, or better
Notebook Support: Laptop models of these desktop cards may work as long as they are on-par in terms of performance with at least the minimum configuration.
DirectX: Version 11
Hard Drive Space: 40 GB available space
Optical Drive: DVD-ROM Dual Layer.
Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, headset, optional controller
Multiplayer: Broadband connection with 256 kbps upstream, or faster

Recommended Configuration

Supported OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Processor: 
Intel Core i7-3770 | AMD FX-8350, or better

RAM: 8GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 | AMD Radeon R9 290, or better
Notebook Support: Laptop models of these desktop cards may work as long as they are on-par in terms of performance with at least the minimum configuration.
DirectX: Version 11
Hard Drive Space: 40 GB available space
Optical Drive: DVD-ROM Dual Layer
Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, headset, optional controller
Multiplayer: Broadband connection with 512 kbps upstream, or faster.

Aside from the specs there is plenty of other info that has been revealed to us. The development team has stated that there was an increased focus on PC players being able to play The Division like a PC game. The first difference is that the UI navigation for consoles and PC will be very different. You will have the ability to invite your Steam friends list into your Uplay account so that you will be able to see your friends on both platforms and be able to invite them into your session. If you do have a system set up for both keyboard and mouse as well as controller you will be able to swap between them as you see fit.

Due to The Division being an online, open world action RPG it means that modding support is extremely challenging. This isn’t to say that there will never be mods made for the game, just that there won’t be any official tools for it and that Ubisoft is likely to discourage it on any official servers. PC players will also be able to move, scale and adjust the opacity of the HUD so that you can have a view that works best for you. Extra consideration has also been taken in making sure that there is a wide variety of different graphics options so that the game is accessible to as many players as possible.

Finally there is also a beta for The Division on the PC and you can join the wait list or if you preorder the game you will have guaranteed access to the beta. This beta will take place between January 29th and January 3st.

What do you think of the specs for The Division? Are you looking forward to playing this game? Or what aren’t you looking forward to? Are you looking forward to using uPlay? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


Andrew Stretch

Events Coordinator

I have been playing all kinds of games for as long as I can remember with a particular interest in action adventure and platforming titles. While I am primarily an Xbox gamer I also spend a fair bit of time on the PS4 and on my PC in VR.