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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)
Intel Core i5 | AMD FX-6100 or better

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
Intel Core i7-3770 | AMD FX-8350, or better

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!

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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.

  • Dr Dub

    So…….Ubisoft game…

    SLI won’t work or won’t scale properly such that there is no performance benefit or even degraded performance with it enabled such as erratic frame rates.

    NVIDIA graphics options will cause my 980ti SLI system to tank to sub-PS4 frame rates despite offering barely visible graphic enhancements.

    Will require extensive editing of ini files to work properly.

    Possible stuttering on the majority of systems to which fanboys will claim “doesn’t do it on mine” before being called out and then posting a video to prove it doesn’t….which does indeed show stutter.

    Helpful advice will be offered such as “check you have the latest drivers” (wow, never though of that durrhhh) or “do a clean install of the OS”.

    This is assuming it works which it probably won’t initially because there will be some problem with Uplay or the game itself will crash on launch.

  • giygas

    The fact that Ubishit is behind it should tell you everything you need.

  • Nicki Ashley

    Oh, I am getting sick of this. Tech geeks across YouTube have debunked this “You need more than 4 cores” bullshit. You don’t, you really don’t. The FX 43XX or the I3 – I5 Quad-core with at least 3.5 ghz is all you need. I am so sick of modern games making that claim. Also, recommend GFX card is only a 290? I have an R9 390 (not an X), and I feel it’s rather under powered. Mostly, because it’s almost a non existent step up from the 380 (esp the 4gig edition). So that’s either good news for low income pc gamers, or bad news for Graphics hounds.

    As for any tech complaints past that, check Dr Dub’s comment, as it’s right on the money.

    Lastly, I’ve used UPlay a lot, and towards the end of 2015 is when I had enough, and couldn’t take their bullshit methods of maintaining their online communities, and technical support. I can’t get into this. To anyone who is willing to wade past all that, I wish you good luck, and I genuinely hope you enjoy yourself. This game has the potential to be great, and maybe I’ll be horribly wrong, and Ubisoft will redeem themselves. I find that unlikely, but as I said, this game has potential.

  • Nicki Ashley

    Right on the money bud, right on the money.

  • Michael

    I only pre-ordered it because of three things.

    Loyalty to the name of Tom Clancy. Rainbow Six is an amazing book and the more they get away from the actual story, the sadder I am.

    Despite the bugs, they’re still better shooters than anything else out on the market. Take Rainbow Six: Siege for an example. Awful servers, awful bugs, yet one of the most unique games ever released with THE BEST first person combat.

    The third reason is that the pre-order had a shiny watch.

    Also, January 3st? GG

  • garf02

    >PC port
    >By ubisoft
    dont they have the worst PC ports AFTER WB?

  • Dindu Nuffin

    The fact a cheap dual core i3 shits all over the 8 core consoles is proof that mhz > cores. ANY multi-core processor will do for modern gaming. Even moreso if it’s Overclocked.

    Telling people they need an i7 to match console performance is nonsense.

  • Dindu Nuffin

    My pc gaming buddies know better than to buy an Ubisoft game on pc. That’s why we all have PS4’S too.

    I wouldn’t even install one of their games for FREE on my pc so why they need to infest every badly programmed and unoptimised title with blockware is completely redundant.

    Ubisoft don’t care about PC. They just don’t.

  • SevTheBear

    Yeah WB pretty much takes 1st place.

    It seems hit or miss with Ubisoft.

    – Far Cry 3 – 4 had no major problems on PC.

    – The Assassin’s creed series and Watchdogs that has a REALLY bad history as being total shit at launch

    – Rainbow Siege has server and connection issues and a few bugs. A shame really since the core gameplay is great.

  • Nicki Ashley

    Eh, counter strike is better.