The Division On PC Is ‘More Than A Port’ With Plenty Of Features, PC Specs Revealed

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Last week, we caught a good look at the latest build of Tom Clancy’s The Division running on Xbox One, which is soon coming to Closed Beta later this month.

Looking back on some of the extremely good-looking marketing footage of the game we saw earlier, it’s no wonder fans are also anxious to see the near-launch version of Ubisoft Massive’s MMO RPG shooter running on PC in all of it’s high-definition glory. While we still don’t have any gameplay, members of the press who’ve played the game on PC are now sharing some of their impressions.

Courtesy of PC Gamer, we’ve now got a list of The Division’s minimum and recommended system requirements, along with a list of PC-specific features that include a few neat options like a totally customizable HUD and multi-screen and multi-resolution support. Have a look:

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Minimum Requirements

  • Supported OS: Windows® 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only).
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 | AMD FX-6100, or better.
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 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 Requirements

  • Supported OS: Windows® 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • 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.

PC Features

  • Flexible user interface: move, scale and adjust the opacity of the HUD.
  • Intuitive controls: navigate easily through the interface, inventory panels and map designed specifically to be used with a mouse or a controller.
  • Full mouse & keyboard support: opt for the high precision mouse and keyboard experience and switch to a controller in the middle of any encounter without interruption.
  • Text chat: team up with more agents of The Division by using the in-game text chat.
  • Optimized graphic settings & customised GPU effects: adjust a vast variety of technology treats, from realistic lighting, shading, snow particles, local reflection, fog volumetric scattering, depth of field and much more…
  • Multi-GPU support: unleash the graphic power of the best computer set ups for jaw-dropping graphics powered by Massive Entertainment’s game engine Snowdrop.
  • Multi-screen support: play with up to three screens for the most immersive and stunning experience of The Division.
  • Multi-resolutions: opt for 1080p or 4k and automatically adapt the resolution to fit multi-screen configurations with FOV correction.
  • Unlocked framerate: let the most powerful computer reach the highest framerate.
  • HBA0+: enjoy the most realistic shadowing, lighting algorithm and ambient occlusion.

According to RockPaperShotgun, there is a “marked difference between PC and console,” at least from what they could tell at the preview event in Malmö, Sweden. Author Adam Smith said it was the “finest PC-specific version I’ve seen in recent times.”

According to Ubisoft’s latest post, multiplayer in the PC version of The Division is PC vs. PC only and the game won’t support modding due to the complex nature of the game’s open world.

The Division arrives March 8 on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

Excited to see some actual PC footage? What do you think of the specs and options so far?

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