In recent discussions, an Ubisoft spokesperson made it clear that while Tom Clancy’s The Division was slated for a winter 2014 release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the PC market hasn’t been ruled out entirely. Massive Multiplayer titles have always been a staple in the PC playing field, but popularity of online console-gaming has become as profitable as on the once dominant PC.
It hasn’t been decided on just yet, according to a source at Ubisoft. They’ve been weighing on the interest stirring since the announcement of the game. Since profitability is a main goal, it would be foolish to refuse or acknowledge a relevant market share.
While it’s clear to Ubisoft that there is a high demand for the title on PC, it hasn’t been confirmed nor denied by any party. In a recent interview, Joseph Staten of Bungie – another major company debating on the release of PC products – has mentioned that they’d like to see Destiny on as many platforms as possible, but refused to comment on any specific plans. “We want to get the game into as many hands as we can. But we’re not talking about PC right now. I know it’s painful; every time someone asks me that question I can see it in their eyes.” With major developers and publishers alert and aware of the demand, perhaps there is hope.
For those unaware, The Division is an open world online-only RPG developed by Ubisoft Massive for next-generation consoles.