Tom Clancy’s the Division Releases on 8th March, Ubisoft Declares ‘No Microtransactions’ In Order To Win Over Gamers, And More

Recently it was announced by Ubisoft that their upcoming game Tom Clancy’s The Division, is getting another beta. The new beta comes with improvements in the dark zone and much more. There was a post published on its blog on Tuesday and Ubisoft announced that the new beta will be open to everyone interested in the new game.

The company wishes to test out its systems and gather additional feedback from the community which will properly benefit the game before it releases. According to industry followers, this could be the last beta before the game launches next month. The open beta of Tom Clancy’s The Division will be available on Sony’s PlayStation 4, PC and Microsoft Xbox One.

The beta will begin on 19th February for PC and PS4 owners and in the meantime, Xbox One players will have a 24 hour early access to it. Starting Tuesday, 16th February, the beta can be pre-loaded on all platforms and it will end on 21st February, Sunday.

In order to encourage players in participating in the beta, Ubisoft revealed that special in-game rewards will be given away. Meanwhile, all the open beta participants will be given access to all these rewards when the game comes out in March. The people who have participated in the open data will be able to look forward to some goodies that will be provided.

According to Ubisoft, players will get new incentives which starts with a new story mission that was not available in the closed beta. Besides embarking on missions, players who are participating in beta can further customize their characters, play individually or co-operatively with others and then further enter the Dark Zone.

The previously closed beta in Tom Clancy’s The Division ended on 31st January and some players declared how the Dark Zone was “too desolate, too devoid of enemies and was too inscrutable in terms of who was friend or foe.” With that upcoming beta, this will be remedied.

The patch notes revealed that the Dark Zone will have more non-player enemies and it further comes with a warning icon. It has been added in order to indicate who shot another player without going rogue.

Furthermore, Ubisoft will continue to address cheating issues which arise in the upcoming open beta of Tom Clancy’s The Division. The people who participated in the earlier beta complained about glitches and hacks. The developer has promised to fix and resolve any issues that might crop up before the game finally releases on 8th March.

Ubisoft is one of the largest game companies in the world with annual revenue of $1.63 billion in 2014. However, presently the company is at a crossroads. According to the latest reports, the last entry in the hit Assassins Creed franchise suffered from slow sales since consumers punished the French developer for releasing an earlier version that was riddled with bugs.

At the same time, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has failed to find a community. Meanwhile, Tom Clancy’s The Division is set for a March release and Ubisoft needs it to succeed.

The game is set after an outbreak leads to a quarantine situation in New York City. The disease was spread through currency on Black Friday. A team of agents arrived in Gotham in order to restore orders while players educate themselves about the pandemic and the reason behind it.

Magnus Jansen, the game’s creative director, said during The Division event in New York on Tuesday that the lack of microtransactions in the game will give it a wider and greater appeal. The only things gamers need to pay for are downloadable content and expansions or purely cosmetic items.