The Division 2 native current-gen variations “unlikely” on account of PS4/Xbox One viewers

Ubisoft has mentioned it’s unlikely to launch native PlayStation 5 and Xbox Sequence X/S variations of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, as taking “full benefit” of the present console era would additionally imply leaving gamers on PS4 and Xbox One behind.

The Division 2 initially launched again in March 2019, with variations for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Streaming variations for Google Stadia and Amazon Luna launched in 2020, and it’s playable now on new consoles through backwards compatibility.

Final week, The Division 2’s fifth yr of content material was laid out for followers of Ubisoft’s ongoing post-pandemic co-op shooter. Chatting with MP1st, the sport’s inventive director Yannick Banchereau additionally mentioned whether or not a ground-up PS5 and Xbox Sequence X/S model may additionally launch – but it surely appears unlikely.

There is no phrase but on The Division 3, although spin-off Heartland is in improvement.

“If we actually wished to take full benefit of these, since we solely have one model of the sport that’s obtainable on all platforms, taking full benefit of these would imply that the sport would not be obtainable on the outdated generations,” Banchereau mentioned.

“We nonetheless have numerous gamers that play on all generations and we’re not prepared to depart them behind and ask them to improve,” he continued. “Proper now we are attempting to verify each time we add one thing, it nonetheless runs easily on the outdated gen as nicely.”

For now, PS5 and Xbox Sequence X/S variations of the sport have a 60FPS choice, although no different bells and whistles.

Ubisoft has remained tight-lipped on whether or not the long-lived The Division 2 will ever get a full sequel. Within the meantime, it’s prepping free-to-play spin-off The Division Heartland, which stays in testing for the forseeable future.

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