Just a few days ago, we posted that Ubisoft’s The Division 2 is now up for -pre-orders with quite a handful of different editions. Well, it seems there’s more to that than meets the eye.
It seems that those who buy the Ultimate Edition of The Division 2, which costs $119.99 compared to the standard edition’s $59.99, will have extra stash space. Over on Ubisoft’s store, the extra stash space is even highlighted as one of the “features.”
- The Ultimate Edition includes additional digital content, the Year 1 Pass, and three-day early access to the game.
- Includes the Elite Agent Pack with exotic assault rifle, unique skill effect, and additional stash space.
- Includes the Battleworn Secret Service Pack with Battleworn Secret Service outfit, emote, and weapon skin.
- Also includes the First Responder Pack with First Responder outfit and First Responder weapon skin.
YouTuber SkillUp has posted a video of it where he talks about the issue, and even got a response from a Ubisoft representative at gamescom (around the 08:15 mark on the video).
Why were stash slots included as part of the Ultimate Edition, given how much of a core need stash space is for all players?
This edition was designed for our most engaged players in mind and we provided items that they will find useful in the endgame, such as more stash space. The extra stash space available in the Ultimate Edition is an additional layer of comfort for those who want it.
That being said, our goal is to make sure stash space will be sufficient for all players, no matter which edition they choose or if they pre-order or not.
While having extra stash space won’t affect gameplay directly, nor give anyone an outright advantage, it shouldn’t be used to sell a higher priced tier of the game either — especially since the non-standard versions of the game already give three days of early access. Of course, if Ubisoft gives players a ton of stash space (especially compared to the first game), then this issue won’t be an issue at all.
What do you think? Is this a clever marketing move by Ubisoft or are we going down another slippery slope in terms of locking features for more premium versions of a game? Let us know what you think in the comments.
The Division 2 will be released this March 15, 2019 on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.