No PS5 or Xbox Series X port of The Division 2, confirms Ubisoft developer

Ubisoft has just unveiled its plans for The Division 2 in 2020, announcing a major new expansion for the loot shooter titled Warlords of New York. For those intrigued, you can read our hands-on preview by following the link.

However, with a new generation of home consoles landing this holiday season (with big reveals expected any day now) there’s some concern surrounding a number of current “live service” games.

To be more specific – whether popular titles such as The Division 2 will make the leap to Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X.

The Daily Star recently had a chance to sit down with the developers at Massive to discuss their future plans. We explained to Yannick Banchereau, the game’s Associate Creative Director, that there may be a contingent of players worried about the leap to next-gen and how this will impact support for The Division 2.

He told us, “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 for those consoles, we are very much focused on just working on what we have now and making that as good as possible.”

The Division 2 Warlords of New York Screenshots and Artwork

This doesn’t necessarily mean The Division 2 won’t appear on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, however. Backwards compatibility has already been confirmed for both systems but, for now, Sony, Microsoft, and their partners remain tight-lipped on exactly how this will be implemented.

Ubisoft currently operates several live service games on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One including The Division 2, For Honor, and Rainbow Six Siege.

On March 3rd, The Division 2’s first major expansion titled “Warlords of New York” will launch, inviting Agents back to Manhattan eight months after the events of the original game.

With a larger focus on story and exploration, it will also introduce four new skills while bumping the level cap from 30 to 40.

For a closer look at what Massive have planned for this latest expansion, take a peek at the gallery further up for 17 glorious new screenshots and pieces of artwork from the new DLC.

The Division 2 Warlords of New York Interview by Jim Hargreaves

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