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More footage from the Snowdrop Engine:

 

 

Posted on the Xbox YouTube channel. Looks absolutely incredible.

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Howly mowly *jaw drops*...

 

The sad part is that I probably have to upgrade my computer for that :(

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Is it just me or are games starting to look better than real life?

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Not real life just yet, but getting there. Think that 40 years ago it was Pong, now it's The Division. Weep with pride at being human! And since this was not one of the Original Harbingers of the Next Generation (i.e Watch Dogs), feel no obligation to get it on certain platforms so will likely go with Steam/Uplay. Bring on Broadwell, new GPUs, and DDR4!

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Is it just me or are games starting to look better than real life?

I think I'll need an entirely new computer to get results anywhere near as good as that opening forest scene  :|

Not real life just yet, but getting there. Think that 40 years ago it was Pong, now it's The Division. Weep with pride at being human! And since this was not one of the Original Harbingers of the Next Generation (i.e Watch Dogs), feel no obligation to get it on certain platforms so will likely go with Steam/Uplay. Bring on Broadwell, new GPUs, and DDR4!

 

I have a sneaking suspicion that this might be a release with an Xbox bias. I think I saw something about the XB1 getting exclusive content and features like SmartGlass, and this video was released by the Xbox team so hmmm...

 

This also looks like it might be the sort of title you build a beastly PC just so you can say that you ran "The Division" on max settings, sorta like the whole "But can it run Crysis?" meme. 

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Hopefully you are right, forward momentum in technology is always great, and while gaming as a whole is progressing super fast, more's the better! I just dread the sticker shock for the PC components...R9 380X = $450, Broadwell board = $200, i5-5460 = $300, 32GB DDR4 = who the hell knows at this point!

 

Yeah, let's see the Master Race get results like in this demo "for the price of a PS4!"

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I have a sneaking suspicion that this might be a release with an Xbox bias. I think I saw something about the XB1 getting exclusive content and features like SmartGlass, and this video was released by the Xbox team so hmmm...

 

That would be very interesting, Ubi are generally platform neutral, if anything recently they've been PC/PS, with Freedom Cry not making it to X1. At any rate, as much as i love my X1 there's no way she'll be able to do this game better justice than a beefy PC, even my current Ivy Bridge one with its 7950.

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That would be very interesting, Ubi are generally platform neutral, if anything recently they've been PC/PS, with Freedom Cry not making it to X1. At any rate, as much as i love my X1 there's no way she'll be able to do this game better justice than a beefy PC, even my current Ivy Bridge one with its 7950.

Apparently Microsoft have a deal with Ubisoft. This will be interesting as apparently the extra content is not just SmartGlass functionality, there's more than just that. 

 

And I have high hopes for PC. If the footage above is actually being played on an XB1, I am very interested to see what the PC release will be like. 

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Apparently Microsoft have a deal with Ubisoft. This will be interesting as apparently the extra content is not just SmartGlass functionality, there's more than just that. 

 

And I have high hopes for PC. If the footage above is actually being played on an XB1, I am very interested to see what the PC release will be like. 

 

We can hope it is on X1 or PS4. I believe we haven't seen what these machines can do, so there's still a chance, though you can't get around the fact that more hardware will always equal better performance, even if the return isn't in line with the investment! However, if X1 The Division has some unique content, then that might be worth consideration.

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After the reveal of the graphical changes in Watch Dogs today, my expectations for the Division were lowered by A LOT.

 

 

 

Watch  Dogs uses  a different engine tho and not Snowdrop

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Watch Dogs is the same engine/platform as Assassin's Creed III and Black Flag, also Blacklist i think? Anyway, good point, it's possible The Division is more removed from the previous consoles and older PC components.

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To add the above It's also worth noting that The Division is being made by Massive Entertainment and Ubisoft Refelctions rather than Ubisoft Proper. So while it definitely won't look at pretty as those Snowdrop videos, it's safe to assume that it won't have as much of a massive downgrade in quality as Watch Dogs had.

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To add the above It's also worth noting that The Division is being made by Massive Entertainment and Ubisoft Refelctions rather than Ubisoft Proper. So while it definitely won't look at pretty as those Snowdrop videos, it's safe to assume that it won't have as much of a massive downgrade in quality as Watch Dogs had.

Yeah. I've mentioned it before and I'll mention it again for anyone read now.. Massive Entertainment was a PC-only developer. They've made games like World in Conflict and World in Conflict: Soviet Assault. They definitely know how to make PC games.

 

The beauty of this engine and the recent announcement of DirectX 12 has reinvigorated my interest in PC gaming.

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I look forward to this game...  and Titanfall...

 

I played the beta version of Titanfall but have not gotten the full version yet.

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Delayed until 2015 :cry: (previously rumoured before xmas, now confirmed)

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Delayed until 2015 :cry: (previously rumoured before xmas, now confirmed)

 

dang.. 

 

Hopefully it will be released between Jan and March.

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So, is this game going to be basically a MMO with co-op and drop in MP with lots of PvP or is it co-op/ drop-in MP but PvE scripted missions as well?   It kind of sucks for me, different time zone, and with the work I do, that when I can sit down and play a game most if not all the people I know are asleep or at work so these types of MP only games are a no-go for me.  Also I'm not that big of a MP fan since I like playing at a slow pace that others will probably hate.

 

If this is a game you can also solo then great, otherwise I don't know if I'll play it.

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Not surprised someone recently said they had only just got the engine up together let alone any of the content.

I'm all for delays if it means them shipping a better, non broken game *cough*DICE, BF4*cough*

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Delayed until 2015 :cry: (previously rumoured before xmas, now confirmed)

 

That is very saddening newsd indeed for gamers. It would have been a treat to have it sooner. Maybe they will figure out how to make it run better on the consoles, especially post-Kinect X1. There's usually an upside to most things...usually.

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Damn, that was a terrible teaser. I'll skip the live stream and just wait for the new gameplay footage (hopefully, there's going to be some) on youtube.

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Damn, that was a terrible teaser. I'll skip the live stream and just wait for the new gameplay footage (hopefully, there's going to be some) on youtube.

 

It didn't really say much...they could have shown some action rather than NYC. But still intriguing, more info on this game is always welcome, too bad it was pushed back till next year.

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I really hope you can play this game solo and it doesn't require you to co-op. 

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I really hope you can play this game solo and it doesn't require you to co-op. 

 

Should be just like Destiny, i'd imagine?

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