Ubisoft is celebrating E3 by offering a generous 40% off the price for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on consoles from June 7 to 24. The game is available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.
For the unfamiliar, The Division 2 is a critically acclaimed open-world online shooter RPG set seven months after a deadly virus was set loose in New York City. Players enter into a world that is fractured and crumbling, with people facing one of the greatest catastrophes in human history. As veteran Division agents, the player is the only hope against the collapse of society as enemy factions fight for control of Washington D.C. If the city falls, so too does the nation.
The sale comes at a good time for players, as the reviews for The Division 2 have shown almost nothing but praise and there have been substantial improvements made to the game from the first in the series. In addition, the developers seem intent on maintaining updates and future content flowing steadily for players. Recently, the game saw the release of a new Raid and other content.
Curiously, there was also some controversy regarding the difficulty of the raid on PC when compared to consoles. PC players were able to do it in a short five hours, whereas the first console completion took over thirty hours to accomplish the same task.
Still, players and popular streamers indicate that regardless of which platform one may use, the game is quite enjoyable.
PC players will also enjoy a discount if they wish to purchase it on there instead, but the discount will be 33% off the price instead of 40%.
The sale should help boost the sales of the game as well, as Ubisoft CFO Frederick Duguet revealed only a short while ago that despite being the best-selling game in March 2019 in the United States, and that the game had also exceeded quality expectations placed by various organizations, sales were not where they wanted them to be.
We are not privy to exactly what kinds of expectations Ubisoft had for its sales targets, but they must have been considerably high. Another game that is similar to The Division 2 and thus likely to be competition is Destiny 2 by Bungie. Although the thematic setting and story telling of each game is completely different, with Destiny 2 set in a futuristic Science-fiction world, both employ open-world shooting RPGs as the core genre.
In any case, the sale is a fantastic opportunity for players to jump into the action if they have not already. Furthermore, with E3 right around the corner, we are more than likely to see some big news related to the game, and now may be the perfect time to experience the game firsthand.