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Old 24-06-14, 02:32 PM
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Ubisoft Downgrading "The Division" Graphics Across The Board

An "insider" at Ubisoft today reported that Ubisoft are downgrading the graphics of the division to fall more in line with the PS4 and Xbox One so they won't look so bad next to the PC also locking it on PC and consoles to 30 fps as well as low resolutions.

As a lot of us here know Ubisoft recently did this with Watchdogs even though they denied it when the proof was shown to them.

And another bit of disappointing news from Ubisoft is that the studio who are making the division "Massive" use to be a hardcore PC developer but thanks to Ubisofts buying power they seem to now praise the current underpowered consoles very highly and have completely left the PC behind.

Gaming is going down the pan.

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Old 24-06-14, 02:38 PM
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F sake, tis a shit time to be a gamer. Don't get me wrong I love my PS4 but this shouldn't be happening.
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Old 24-06-14, 02:43 PM
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>Gaming is going down the pan
Just because Ubisoft are having a 'moment' doesn't mean gaming as a whole is going to sh** . Heck, EA and others aren't doing it.

Not fussed by this at all, the game was going to be poor anyway imo. The only thing that bothers me is them graphically limiting Far Cry 4. Then again I imagine that'll be easy to hack as well.
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Old 24-06-14, 02:48 PM
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>Gaming is going down the pan
Just because Ubisoft are having a 'moment' doesn't mean gaming as a whole is going to sh** . Heck, EA and others aren't doing it.

Not fussed by this at all, the game was going to be poor anyway imo. The only thing that bothers me is them graphically limiting Far Cry 4. Then again I imagine that'll be easy to hack as well.
EA are just as bad with their performance and bugs, They said they will do something about it but they wont and we all know it
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Old 24-06-14, 02:51 PM
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EA are just as bad with their performance and bugs, They said they will do something about it but they wont and we all know it
Atleast they aren't downgrading on purpose for consoles. They're trying to improve their image with the PC community, unlike Ubisoft. TBH I'm betting some big publisher will go in the opposite direction to Ubisoft so they gain positive publicity with the PC community.
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Old 24-06-14, 02:55 PM
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EA are just as bad with their performance and bugs, They said they will do something about it but they wont and we all know it
They are though, i'm no EA fanboy but to be fair they are working hard and they are fixing things now.
They have the community test server for BF4 now where they have already fixed a lot of things and put them into the main game and they are working on fixing a lot more things.
The Battlefield Hardline Beta is also a proper Beta and not the only one, there will be another at a later date. The game isn't out till October/November, they are doing Betas earlier now so they can get player feedback and fix the game long before it is out.

Ubisoft just have a bad attitude towards PC gamers, they accuse PC gamers of being 99% pirates and as we have seen in Watch Dogs and now The Division they have/are dumbing down the PC versions for no real reason.
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This is a very sore topic. I hate "the race to the bottom" It is a sad day when we accept the lowest common denominator as the standard. I always think this mentality is brought on by the marketing department and the desire to sell sell sell.

Maybe I am biased, but its still a sad day

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Old 24-06-14, 03:03 PM
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The Division they have/are dumbing down the PC versions for no real reason.
But there is a reason behind it, The publishers don't want their games to look worse on console so they keep them all at the same IQ level which is just annoying.
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But there is a reason behind it, The publishers don't want their games to look worse on console so they keep them all at the same IQ level which is just annoying.
So far its just Ubisoft or are there others now
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But there is a reason behind it, The publishers don't want their games to look worse on console so they keep them all at the same IQ level which is just annoying.
I wouldn't call that a reason though
It is more of a marketing tactic than anything, they are using it in a way to make console appear more powerful than they are. Really they aren't just being asshats to PC gamers by dumbing down the graphics, they are also exploiting console gamers by making them think their console are just as good as a PC when it comes to graphics.

They make more money from console sales than they do form PC, so by doing this they can make a few more sales by making it so you get just as good on the console as you do on PC.
I don't know why they do this though because they would make even more PC sales if they made the PC version as good as it could be on PC.
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