This is the game that I am most excited for. Tom Clancy’s: The Division is not only visually stunning, it also brings the world of MMORPG to a whole new level of unique gameplay possibilities. I am so stoked for this game that it could even influence my next-gen console purchase decision!
At Gamescom 2013 Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox One version of the The Division will be getting exclusive content. In true Microsoft style of teasing the fans, they mentioned nothing about exactly what unique stuff would be made available to the Xbox One owners.
However they did highlights some of the cool features of the companion app that allows players to join in on the fun using a mobile device. This will be achieved on the Xbox One via the Smartglass functionality. As mentioned in this year’s E3 and shown in the game’s gameplay video, players can join in on the fun at any time using their smart devices where they will get to see an top-down RTS-ish view of the battlefield.
As the following video shows, the mobile players will have the ability to control a number of factors in the game such as provide damage buffs to team mates, mark and reduce enemy defenses, attack with drones and even missiles! The gamplay shown is really cool and the app looks far from just a gimmick. Other these players will also be able to use the app to customize their characters on the fly and the changes would show up instantaneously in-game.
The more I see, the more difficult waiting becomes for me. Sadly we have to patient as the game is currently set to be released somewhere during the end of 2014 for both the Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
Tom Clancy’s: The Division Companion App Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcNB1_bGG5w