Ubisoft Massive's Magnus Jansén talked about the PC version of The Division, which has received extra care from the Swedish developer.
PC is my gaming platform of choice
I'd say it's anyone's platform of choice as long as they can afford it.
I like it as part of an ecosystem of gaming devices if that makes sense lol I love my pc but I couldn't replace my consoles with it because of the exclusives. Sometimes not as as black and white as price but I do recommend pc for anyone who's interested because it's a great platform.
It's both the cheapest and the most expensive platform so the "Afford it" option really doesn't hold any weight.
To be fair, it completely depends on the game and the individual. For example, I have a very good gaming PC, but I will most likely be getting The Division on PS4 due to the social aspect of the game, as I have more friends on PSN. So affordability is definitely a factor to consider when choosing platforms, but it's not the only factor.
@Captain Your comment is both stupid and naive at the same time. PC gaming is great because of $1000+ rigs that can play games at awesome graphics settings. If you considered buying a $300 pc build before a modern console, then gaming is not your primary concern.
Well, a lot of people don't really understand exactly how affordable it really is. Certainly if you look at the costs of devices themselves, choosing between a device with a price of $800 or more vs $300-400 seems rather obvious. But that's hardly the only time you spend money in gaming. People tend to think less about how PC doesn't require you to pay an extra premium of 50-60 a year just for multiplayer/online. And few people outside of PC gamers recognize how much the free economy of PC games can bring prices down to dirt cheap compared to consoles.
I can afford it but it's not my system of choice. I have been playing on PC since 2002. I haven't bothered with PC gaming for about 3 years now. Maybe in a year or two.
I've just built and ordered my first gaming PC. I'm really excited, I'm happy with my PS4, but I feel like getting a decent PC opens up so much more for me.
What's the build like? :D
Enjoy it dude! You'll soon become addicted to wanting push as many settings as possible in your games and be looking for the next upgrade xD What parts did you choose?? :)
As a fellow pc gamer, welcome! First game I would recommend is Arma 3.
missive* a written communication edit: ho the studio is called massive?
Well Massive used to make PC only games, so it makes sense.
World in Conflict was amazing. I wish someone would make a sequel...
I don't think so. They love console market, especially PS4.
they used to, but as someone who works for ubisoft toronto they have fired alot of there higher ups for shit they have pulled with watch dogs and unity. they are really trying to be a better company but of course the video game hive mind will never forgive them
I feel like time can repair that wound. Hive mind isn't really relevant because of the proof that they were f***ing over consumers. If they do good here I'll trust them as much as any other company. Syndicate was a step in the right direction, despite not owning it I played a decent amount of it at a buddies. Siege was awesome though, they took a good direction with DLC for that game
Don't be such a negative Nancy. Positive thinking rocks!
Syndicate was a step in the right direction. But Ubisoft got allot to prove to PC gamers that have been burned for years by sloppy PC ports from Ubisoft. Crossing fingers The Division will be a pleasant surprise.
I think they're improving. Rainbow Six: Siege was quite good in that regard, fingers crossed for Far Cry Primal as well
I think now that consoles did better than a lot of studios guessed, they're looking at appealing to all markets...
Is that why so much was downgraded? I mean, really, if you're going to say stuff like this then at least back it up. All the E3 videos that have been shown proves you guys can make incredible graphics and effects. So if you care so much about PC, the platform that can actually support everything, then why did you remove it all?
The PC version is still the best by far. If they removed that stuff it's because the hardware couldn't handle it, it's not like they do it for fun and giggles
The hardware can handle it though...that's the point of PC gaming...having the ability to get hardware that handles higher graphics settings. That's why I say it really makes no sense.
Because when people can't run the game well on max settings they tend to complain.
The division is not as graphically impressive asi thought it would be.....they got our expectations up to high....well atleast theyre putting effort into a proper pc port.......i wonder how much games could be improved if they focussed on pc development instead of having to gimp it for consoles? Asking seriously i have no clue. Any idea guys?
hello pc crowd.
When will you PCucks realize that not everyone is into PC gaming and will prefer consoles instead? A lot of gamers have always preferred consoles and will continue to do so including myself. I know of PC games and have played lots of great ones, but I will always prefer console gaming. CS 1.6,Half Life,and Team Fortress 2 define PC gaming for me but for most of my gaming I've always cared about consoles more.
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