Less than two months remain until Ubisoft finally releases Tom Clancy’s The Division. The game was initially announced at E3 2013, and after a few delays, the wait is almost over. As usual, the PC requirements for the game finally surfaced shortly before the game comes out.
|The Division PC Specs||Minimum||Recommended|
|CPU||Intel Core i5-2400 (Sandy Bridge, 3.1 GHz) or AMD FX-6100 (Bulldozer, 3.3 GHz)||Intel Core i7-3770 (Ivy Bridge, 3.4 GHz) or AMD FX-8350 (Piledriver, 4.0 GHz)|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 with 2 GB VRAM or AMD Radeon HD 7770 with 2 GB VRAM||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290|
|RAM||6 GB||8 GB|
|Storage||40 GB||40 GB|
|DirectX||Version 11||Version 11|
|Multiplayer Online Connection||Broadband connection with 256 kbps upstream or faster||Broadband connection with 256 kbps upstream or faster|
|OS||Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 (64-bit versions only)||Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 (64-bit versions only)|
The game supports the traditional mouse and keyboard combination as well as a game controller. Red Storm Entertainment, the team behind the PC version, stated that you can even switch input devices in the middle of the game. Players will also be able to customize the heads-up display by moving it around, changing its size and adjusting its overall opacity.
As a side note, Ubisoft also mentioned that the laptop versions of the above GPUs will also work, provided that the entire system matches with the rest of the minimum specs.
Nvidia also made an announcement of its own for the game. The company will (obviously) have a Game Ready driver for the launch date. Those who own an Nvidia GPU will also see some unique visual effects such as HBAO+ (Horizon Based Ambient Occlusion) for better shading and PCSS (Percentage Closer Soft Shadows) for more realistic shadows.
The PC version will come out on both Steam and Uplay (Ubisoft’s PC gaming platform). Regardless of which service you use, players from both groups will be able to play together online. Those who pre-ordered the game or participate in the GeForce Experience beta will also have access to the game’s PC beta, which starts on January 29 and ends January 31.
Update, 1/22/2016, 12:11 p.m. PST: Corrected a line stating that the game is coming out in less than three weeks. The game will come out in less than two months on March 8.