The Division 2 is definitely the kind of game that players would want to see run gloriously on the next-generation consoles. Hence, why they have started wondering if Ubisoft would consider a re-release once PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X launch at the end of the year. Unfortunately, there are no such plans. Instead, Ubisoft will be focusing on fine-tuning The Division 2 for current- generation consoles.
The people over at Daily Star recently got the chance to sit down with one of the developers at Massive Entertainment. They asked the Associate Creative Director of The Division 2, Yannick Banchereau, about the game being ported to next-gen consoles. This is what he had to say:
We are not looking at porting it to new platforms.
What I can tell you is that we are not making a specific version for those consoles, we are very much focused on just working on what we have now and making that as good as possible
When stating it like that, not porting The Division 2 over to next-generation consoles makes sense. The game is going strong and a new DLC was just announced called Warlords of New York. Players will see a return to the location of Manhattan. The story will take place eight months after the dollar flu outbreak. The game also just received update 1.16 which contains new a location, weapons, and bug fixes.
With Ubisoft constantly updating and releasing DLCs, the longevity of the game is ensured. Microsoft is already banking on the success of backwards compatibility. There are rumors that the PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility may go all the way back to PS1. Ubisoft could easily work on a next-gen port for The Division 2 but it seems like they are not worried about that.
We don’t know if they will change their minds later on as the next-gen consoles get closer to release. Regardless, The Division 2 seems to have a bright future ahead of it.